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Amish Grace by Donald B. Kraybill
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Feb 16, 2010

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bookshelves: 2010
Recommended for: people interested in spirituality and Amish culture

I was so looking forward to this book! The first half was amazing, telling the story of the shooting and how the Amish community reacted. The authors explain why forgiveness is so important to the Amish, how they depend on and support each other in the community, and the difference between forgiveness and pardon. The only problem is, by the second half of the book they make the same points over and over again, using the same examples throughout. It got to be pretty annoying by the end. I'd say the first part of the book is definitely worth reading, but it's the kind of book you don't have to feel bad about if you don't finish.

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message 1: by Amy (new) - rated it 3 stars

Amy I completely agree with you. The first half was great! It was a struggle to finish it and I probably skipped a few paragraphs just to get through.

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