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Amish Grace

Amish Grace

How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

  • Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Steven M. Nolt,David L. Weaver-Zercher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 0470344040
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 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

Life of the Amish

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: PediaPress
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Amish Way

The Amish Way

Patient Faith in a Perilous World

  • Author: Donald B. Kraybill,Steven M. Nolt,David L. Weaver-Zercher
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
  • ISBN: 111815276X
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 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

A Miracle of Hope, A Woodland Miracle, A Dream of Miracles

  • Author: Ruth Reid
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson
  • ISBN: 0718084349
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 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

How the Death Penalty Killed Jesus and Why It's Killing Us

  • Author: Shane Claiborne
  • Publisher: HarperCollins
  • ISBN: 0062347365
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 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.

Amish Country Undercover

Amish Country Undercover

  • Author: Katy Lee
  • Publisher: Harlequin
  • ISBN: 1488060924
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 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?

Amazing Grace

Amazing Grace

An Amish Singing Story

  • Author: Amy Clipston
  • Publisher: Zondervan
  • ISBN: 0310360331
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 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?

Plain Answers About the Amish Life

Plain Answers About the Amish Life

Copyright History 2010, 2013

  • Author: Mindy Starns Clark
  • Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
  • ISBN: 0736955941
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 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

Dr. Frau

Dr. Frau

A Woman Doctor Among the Amish

  • Author: Grace H. Kaiser
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781561482160
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 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.

Amish Peace

Amish Peace

Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World

  • Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
  • Publisher: Revell
  • ISBN: 1441210881
  • Category: Religion
  • Page: 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."