Pub Date 25 Jun 2019
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Strong families. Caring communities. The nearly nine in ten youth who join the church. How do the Amish do it?
In Amish Voices, Amish writers share news and advice from their communities and reflect on their daily lives, work, and faith. Brad Igou, publisher of Amish Country News, gives readers a behind-the-scenes tour of Amish life by compiling writing from Family Life, a popular monthly magazine that thousands of Amish people read. Learn about how the Amish began and what they value. Hear what they think about technology, happiness, community, obedience, success, and change. Listen in as they discuss shunning and rumspringa and forgiveness. Find out what sustains them in difficult seasons, and how they try to trust God in all things.
Why learn about the Amish from outsiders when you can learn from the Amish themselves? And why just learn about them when you can learn from them?
“A lovely, heartwarming compilation of beautiful Amish letters that will move readers to tears and also make you laugh aloud.” —AMY CLIPSTON
“Reading this book is like sitting down with Amish friends over coffee and listening as they answer every question you ever had about their lives.” —MINDY STARNS CLARK
“This book lets the Amish speak in their own voice. Anyone who reads these forthright, plainspoken, and honest reflections will need to give up the notion that the Amish are a people frozen in time.” —JOHN D. ROTH
“Covering topics as diverse as Amish origins, dress, ministers’ meetings, ordinations, and beards, Amish Voices is an insider’s look at Amish life. Brad Igou lets the Amish speak, and the stories they tell are wonderful!” —KAREN JOHNSON-WEINER
“In Amish Voices, we get a taste of the reading material found in Old Order homes across North America. We find the words and sentiments of ordinary Amish people, homespun proverbs, and practical wisdom.” —STEVEN M. NOLT