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A Pocket Guide to Amish Life
As Amish fiction continues to appeal to a huge audience, A Pocket Guide to Amish Life gives readers a glimpse into an obscure, fascinating world--what the Amish believe and how they live. Full of fun and fresh facts about the people who abide by this often-misunderstood faith and unique culture, this handy-sized guide by Mindy Starns Clark, author of Shadows of Lancaster C ...more
ebook, 144 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Harvest House Publishers
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For what it is, this book is a nice introduction to the Amish. However, having read several books, seen quite a few movies and watched many documentaries on the Amish, not to mention, of course, having shopped at Amish stores myself in Michigan, there wasn't more than a detail or two in here that I didn't already know. Just on information, I probably would have given the pocket guide three stars, but I just really didn't like the author's voice nor the way she chose to present the information. B ...more
I must confess to being a victim of the "pastoral myth" of the Amish people, viewing their lives through rose-tinted glasses that impart a false view of simplicity, freedom from care and purity that isn't quite accurate. I am grateful, therefore, to Ms. Clark for writing this informative little book. Covering a broad spectrum of topics regarding the Amish belief system, culture and lifestyle, the book provides just enough factual information to dispel the myths surrounding this unique group of p ...more
Mindy Starns Clark is the bestselling author of more than 30 books, both fiction and nonfiction, and has received numerous literary honors, including two Christy Awards and RT Book Review Magazine’s 2012 Career Achievement Award. Mindy and her husband, John, have two adult children and live near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania.