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Amish Grace

Amish Grace ebook ISBN: 0470344040
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Steven M. Nolt,David L. Weaver-Zercher
Number of Pages: 288 
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Praise for Amish Grace "A story our polarized country needs to hear: It is still grace that saves." —BILL MOYERS, Public Affairs Television "In a world where repaying evil with evil is almost second nature, the Amish remind us there's a better way. In plain and beautiful prose, Amish Grace recounts the Amish witness and connects it to the heart of their spirituality." —SISTER HELEN PREJEAN, author, Dead Man Walking "Faced with the notorious Amish aversion to publicity, reporter after reporter turned to the authors...to answer one question: How could the Nickel Mines Amish so readily, so completely, forgive ? While the text provides a detailed account of the tragedy, its beauty lies in its discovery of forgiveness as the crux of Amish culture. Never preachy or treacly, it suggests a larger meditation more than apt in our time." —Philadelphia Magazine "This balanced presentation . . .blends history, current evaluation of American society, and an examination of what builds community into a seamless story that details the shootings while it probes the religious beliefs that led to such quick forgiving. Recommended." —Library Journal "Professors Kraybill, Nolt, and Weaver-Zercher have written a superb book—a model of clear, forceful writing about a tragedy and its aftermath. They have an obvious affection for the Amish yet ask tough questions, weigh contradictions, and explore conundrums such as how a loving God could permit schoolgirls to be massacred." —National Catholic Reporter Visit the authors' Web site at www.amishgrace.com

Life of the Amish

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Publisher: PediaPress
Author: N.A
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L'énigme amish

L'énigme amish ebook ISBN: 2830951115
Publisher: Labor et Fides
Author: Jacques Légeret
Number of Pages: 304 
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Il est rare que les amish du Vieil Ordre accueillent sous leur toit une famille étrangère (« anglaise », comme ils disent) et la fassent participer à la plupart de leurs activités religieuses et sociales. Jacques Légeret, sa femme et leur fils ont ce privilège de vivre de l'intérieur cette expérience depuis plus de trente ans, dans des communautés amish de Pennsylvanie et de l'Indiana où ils ont séjourné plus d'une cinquantaine de fois. Comment est-il possible, au coeur des États-Unis, de vivre au XXIe siècle tout en respectant des règles religieuses et morales établies aux XVIe et XVIIe siècles ? Comment parvient-on, au pays de l'individualisme et de la concurrence à outrance, à refuser la compétition ? Jacques Légeret répond à ces questions et nous introduit dans une société qui relativise fortement nos valeurs et nos certitudes : malgré un système qui nous semble, de l'extérieur, relativement coercitif, les communautés du Vieil Ordre amish sont en expansion sans avoir sacrifié une once d'un héritage issu directement de la réforme anabaptiste du XVIe siècle.

The Amish Way

The Amish Way ebook ISBN: 111815276X
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Steven M. Nolt,David L. Weaver-Zercher
Number of Pages: 288 
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A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.

The Amish Wonders Collection

The Amish Wonders Collection ebook ISBN: 0718084349
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
Author: Ruth Reid
Number of Pages: 944 
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A Miracle of Hope Lindie Wyse thinks an arranged marriage is the only way to preserve a future for herself and her unborn child. Josiah Plank is certain he’ll never love again, but he needs someone to care for his deaf eight-year-old daughter, Hannah. The two take on their arrangement tentatively at first but soon realize they are each in for more than they imagined. A Woodland Miracle For a disadvantaged young woman and a displaced young man, a lasting love is going to take more than chance—it’s going to take a miracle. A Dream of Miracles Amish widow Mattie vows never to love again . . . until a suspicious outsider with a shadowy past comes crashing into her fragile world.

Executing Grace

Executing Grace ebook ISBN: 0062347365
Publisher: HarperCollins
Author: Shane Claiborne
Number of Pages: 320 
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In this reasoned exploration of justice, retribution, and redemption, the champion of the new monastic movement, popular speaker, and author of the bestselling The Irresistible Revolution offers a powerful and persuasive appeal for the abolition of the death penalty. The Bible says an eye for an eye. But is the state’s taking of a life true—or even practical—punishment for convicted prisoners? In this thought-provoking work, Shane Claiborne explores the issue of the death penalty and the contrast between punitive justice and restorative justice, questioning our notions of fairness, revenge, and absolution. Using an historical lens to frame his argument, Claiborne draws on testimonials and examples from Scripture to show how the death penalty is not the ideal of justice that many believe. Not only is a life lost, so too, is the possibility of mercy and grace. In Executing Grace, he reminds us of the divine power of forgiveness, and evokes the fundamental truth of the Gospel—that no one, even a criminal, is beyond redemption.

Plain Answers About the Amish Life

Plain Answers About the Amish Life ebook ISBN: 0736955941
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Author: Mindy Starns Clark
Number of Pages: 176 
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For Amish fiction readers, young and old alike, Plain Answers About the Amish Life provides a glimpse into an obscure, fascinating world—what the Amish believe and how they live. An engaging question-and-answer format showcases fun and fresh facts about the people who abide by this often-misunderstood faith and unique culture. This updated and revised guide by Mindy Starns Clark (more than 250,000 Amish-themed books sold), covers a wide variety of topics, such as: beliefs and values clothing and transportation courtship and marriage shunning and discipline teens and rumpsringa children and the elderly education and work Presented in an easy-to-read style, these Plain answers to questions about the Amish are a great resource for anyone interested in Amish life. Formerly titled A Pocket Guide to Amish Life

Renegade Amish

Renegade Amish ebook ISBN: 1421415682
Publisher: JHU Press
Author: Donald B. Kraybill
Number of Pages: 224 
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On the night of September 6, 2011, terror called at the Amish home of the Millers. Answering a late-night knock from what appeared to be an Amish neighbor, Mrs. Miller opened the door to her five estranged adult sons, a daughter, and their spouses. It wasn’t a friendly visit. Within moments, the men, wearing headlamps, had pulled their frightened father out of bed, pinned him into a chair, and—ignoring his tearful protests—sheared his hair and beard, leaving him razor-burned and dripping with blood. The women then turned on Mrs. Miller, yanking her prayer cap from her head and shredding it before cutting off her waist-long hair. About twenty minutes later, the attackers fled into the darkness, taking their parents’ hair as a trophy. Four similar beard-cutting attacks followed, disfiguring nine victims and generating a tsunami of media coverage. While pundits and late-night talk shows made light of the attacks and poked fun at the Amish way of life, FBI investigators gathered evidence about troubling activities in a maverick Amish community near Bergholz, Ohio—and the volatile behavior of its leader, Bishop Samuel Mullet. Ten men and six women from the Bergholz community were arrested and found guilty a year later of 87 felony charges involving conspiracy, lying, and obstructing justice. In a precedent-setting decision, all of the defendants, including Bishop Mullet and his two ministers, were convicted of federal hate crimes. It was the first time since the 2009 passage of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr., Hate Crimes Prevention Act that assailants had been found guilty for religiously motivated hate crimes within the same faith community. Renegade Amish goes behind the scenes to tell the full story of the Bergholz barbers: the attacks, the investigation, the trial, and the aftermath. In a riveting narrative reminiscent of a true crime classic, scholar Donald B. Kraybill weaves a dark and troubling story in which a series of violent Amish-on-Amish attacks shattered the peace of these traditionally nonviolent people, compelling some of them to install locks on their doors and arm themselves with pepper spray. The country’s foremost authority on Amish society, Kraybill spent six months assisting federal prosecutors with the case against the Bergholz defendants and served as an expert witness during the trial. Informed by trial transcripts and his interviews of ex-Bergholz Amish, relatives of Bishop Mullet, victims of the attacks, Amish leaders, and the jury foreman, Renegade Amish delves into the factors that transformed the Bergholz Amish from a typical Amish community into one embracing revenge and retaliation. Kraybill gives voice to the terror and pain experienced by the victims, along with the deep shame that accompanied their disfigurement—a factor that figured prominently in the decision to apply the federal hate crime law. Built on Kraybill’s deep knowledge of Amish life and his contacts within many Amish communities, Renegade Amish highlights one of the strangest and most publicized sagas in contemporary Amish history.

Amish Peace

Amish Peace ebook ISBN: 1441210881
Publisher: Revell
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Number of Pages: 220 
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Of all the gifts that Jesus left us, his peace is most elusive. We long for it in our homes, in our relationships, in our life situations. One place we can look and see "living peace" is in the lives of the Amish. But you don't have to become Amish to bring these simple, practical ways of living into your own life--and make personal peace a reality. Organized around five central themes in Amish life, each section will include real-life stories, callouts of Amish proverbs, and interesting facts about Amish communities. Each section will also contain questions for reflection and action--things you can do in your own life that "make for peace."

Selling the Amish

Selling the Amish ebook ISBN: 1421404672
Publisher: JHU Press
Author: Susan L. Trollinger
Number of Pages: 224 
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Tourists may want a life uncomplicated by technology, but would they be willing to drive around in horse-drawn buggies in order to achieve it?Trollinger's answers to important questions in her fascinating study of Amish Country tourism are sure to challenge readers’ understanding of this surprising cultural phenomenon.

Serving the Amish

Serving the Amish ebook ISBN: 1421414961
Publisher: JHU Press
Author: James A. Cates
Number of Pages: 256 
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Serving the Amish is a targeted guide for professionals who care for or interact with Plain people: doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, judges, social workers, psychotherapists, and addiction counselors, among others. For these professionals, knowing the "what" of Amish life is not enough. They must go deeper, understanding the "why"—the ideologies that both drive and bind this community in a system of beliefs that seems alien to those who embrace the technological and social turbulence of the twenty-first century. James A. Cates draws heavily on his experiences as a clinical psychologist in private practice in northeastern Indiana, a region that is home to more than 35,000 Amish people. He combines anecdotal evidence and first-person narrative to shed light on the social, emotional, and psychological foundations of Amish life to help professionals interact competently and build rapport with Amish clients. He also explains the unique challenges outsiders face in offering aid to a people whose lifestyle and rules dictate a distance from all things worldly. This practical book balances evidence-based principles of care with an emphasis on reducing anxiety and establishing warm relationships. From the police officer dispersing a party full of Amish Youngie to the social worker staffing a child protective services hotline, professionals who work with the Amish will benefit from this one-of-a-kind guide.

Dr. Frau

Dr. Frau ebook ISBN: 9781561482160
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Author: Grace H. Kaiser
Number of Pages: 186 
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With poignancy and humor, Grace Kaiser details a part of rural America that few people ever see or understand; the life and land of the Amish and Mennonites of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, where she spent 28 years as a family doctor.

Quand le pardon transcende la tragédie

Quand le pardon transcende la tragédie ebook ISBN: 9782755002119
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Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Steven M Nolt,David Weaver-Zercher
Number of Pages: 294 
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Lundi 2 octobre 2006. Un homme s'introduit dans l'école amish de Nickel Mines, en Pennsylvanie, et tire froidement sur dix fillettes âgées de 6 à 13 ans : cinq meurent et les cinq autres sont très grièvement blessées. Quand le pardon transcende la tragédie raconte l'histoire incroyable de la réaction de la communauté amish à cette terrible tuerie, l'histoire d un pardon inattendu qui bouleversa le monde entier. Quand il est question des amish, on s'en tient souvent aux clichés et autres images pittoresques : ce sont des personnes attachées à un passé révolu, qui refusent les technologies modernes, se déplacent en chariots, portent la barbe et des chapeaux. Mais il y a beaucoup plus à apprendre d'eux, comme nous le fait découvrir ce récit de la tragédie de Nickel Mines et de leur réaction à ce drame. Le pardon collectif et offert sans condition par la communauté amish au tueur et à sa famille, étonnante attitude empreinte d'amour et de compassion, nous donne un aperçu de ce que sont les amish et de la manière dont ils vivent leur foi. Ce livre examine les nombreuses questions que soulève cet événement à propos des convictions religieuses qui ont conduit les amish à pardonner si rapidement. Dans un monde où les religions engendrent souvent violence et vengeance, le pardon inattendu des amish nous amène à réfléchir sur nos convictions et motivations profondes en la matière et vient nous interroger sur nos propres réactions, sentiments et comportements lorsqu'on nous fait du tort ou face à la violence en général.

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering

Walking with God through Pain and Suffering ebook ISBN: 0698138279
Publisher: Penguin
Author: Timothy Keller
Number of Pages: 288 
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New York Times bestselling author of The Prodigal Prophet Timothy Keller—whose books have sold millions of copies to both religious and secular readers—explores one of the most difficult questions we must answer in our lives: Why is there pain and suffering? Walking with God through Pain and Suffering is the definitive Christian book on why bad things happen and how we should respond to them. The question of why there is pain and suffering in the world has confounded every generation; yet there has not been a major book from a Christian perspective exploring why they exist for many years. The two classics in this area are When Bad Things Happen to Good People by Rabbi Harold S. Kushner, which was published more than thirty years ago, and C. S. Lewis’s The Problem of Pain, published more than seventy years ago. The great secular book on the subject, Elisabeth Ku¨bler-Ross’s On Death and Dying, was first published in 1969. It’s time for a new understanding and perspective, and who better to tackle this complex subject than Timothy Keller? As the pastor of Redeemer Presbyterian Church in Manhattan, Timothy Keller is known for the unique insights he shares, and his series of books has guided countless readers in their spiritual journeys. Walking with God through Pain and Suffering will bring a much-needed, fresh viewpoint on this important issue.

No Strings Attached

No Strings Attached ebook ISBN: 1621896358
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Rachel Nafziger Hartzler
Number of Pages: 344 
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No Strings Attached is the story of a Mennonite congregation in Indiana that existed for eighty-six years. The congregation began during the social and religious turmoil of the 1920s when some Mennonites in North America held to rigid doctrines and ethics implemented by central authority, and others operated with a congregational polity and became more assimilated into secular culture. The struggle between these two different understandings of faithfulness was most passionately played out in northern Indiana. Placing the narrative of this congregation within the context of 500 years of Mennonite history illustrates the grace and the tension that has both beset and empowered a unique group of people who began as radical reformers. Although no strings attached refers to the women's headwear during the 1920s, which had no strings, it could also be the story of the pastor eating lunch on the peak of the steep roof of the church building! Reflecting on stories of these Mennonite people is an invitation to move into the future with courageous hope. Believing and behaving differently has not prevented Middlebury Mennonites from treating each other respectfully, living in a community of love, joy, and peace, and offering God's healing and hope to each other and to the world.

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace ebook ISBN: 0310360331
Publisher: Zondervan
Author: Amy Clipston
Number of Pages: 96 
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An Amish Singing story from bestselling author Amy Clipston. Dave Esh is broken with guilt after a recent tragedy. When Alice Blank, an acquaintance from school and youth group, invites him to join an informal singing group that performs for community members in need, Dave doubts he will enjoy himself—let alone find peace. Will Alice’s friendship help Dave learn how to forgive himself the way God already has?

Amish Country Undercover

Amish Country Undercover ebook ISBN: 1488060924
Publisher: Harlequin
Author: Katy Lee
Number of Pages: 224 
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Secrets, sabotage and small-town danger. Someone wants an Amish woman dead. Taking the reins of her father’s Amish horse-trading business, Grace Miller’s prepared for backlash over breaking community norms—but not for sabotage. Now someone’s willing to do anything it takes to make sure she fails, and it’s undercover FBI agent Jack Kaufman’s mission to stop them. But can Jack face his own Amish past long enough to shield Grace from a killer? From Love Inspired Suspense: Courage. Danger. Faith.

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration

Forgiveness, Reconciliation, and Restoration ebook ISBN: 162189049X
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Martin W. Mittelstadt,Geoffrey W. Sutton
Number of Pages: 266 
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Although history is replete with tales of revenge, Christian forgiveness provides an alternate response. In this volume, Pentecostal scholars from various disciplines offer their vision for forgiveness, reconciliation, and restoration. The essayists offer long-overdue Pentecostal perspectives through analysis of contemporary theological issues, personal testimony, and prophetic possibilities for restoration of individual relationships and communities. Though Pentecostals remain committed to Spirit-empowered witness as recorded in Luke-Acts, these scholars embrace a larger Lukan vision of Spirit-initiated inclusivity marked by reconciliation. The consistent refrain calls for forgiveness as an expression of God's love that does not demand justice but rather seeks to promote peace by bringing healing and reconciliation in relationships between people united by one Spirit.

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For

A Faith Not Worth Fighting For ebook ISBN: 1621893081
Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Author: Tripp York,Justin Bronson Barringer
Number of Pages: 256 
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In A Faith Not Worth Fighting For, editors Justin Bronson Barringer and Tripp York have assembled a number of essays by pastors, activists, and scholars in order to address the common questions and objections leveled against the Christian practice of nonviolence. Assuming that the command to love one's enemies is at the heart of the Gospel, these writers carefully, faithfully--and no doubt provocatively--attempt to explain why the nonviolent path of Jesus is an integral aspect of Christian discipleship. By addressing misconceptions about Christian pacifism, as well as real-life violent situations, this book will surely challenge the reader's basic understanding of what it means to be a follower of Jesus.