The Amish Way

The Amish Way

Patient Faith in A Perilous World

Book - 2010/09/28
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"A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the AmishThis 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 worldWritten by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish communityWritten 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2010/09/28
ISBN: 9780470520697
0470520698
Branch Call Number: 248.4897 KRA
Characteristics: 267 p

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etillery Mar 14, 2013

I picked this up out of curiosity. The Way the Amish do things, while I may not agree with some of them because I believe there is liberty in Christ, they do have a point. Why have Social Security when you can take care of your own elderly? To protect yourself from the world and its influences abstain from technology. How they value family, community and purity is also intriguing. It makes you look at your own Christian walk and think of what you can grow in certain areas. A great read.

HRDR Mar 23, 2012

Takes some effort to get through, but well worth the effort. Not only is this book extremely informative, it is also very inspiring... the best "devotional" I've read in a long time.

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