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Called to Be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order Plainspoken

Marlene C. Learn how she endures the strain of ten children, and accidents and tragedy, a hundred-acre farm, and find out how she comes close to walking away from it all. Against the wishes of both sets of parents, Marlene and Johnny get married and begin a family. In this rare memoir, how she throws herself into cheerleading and marching band, Marlene recounts her unhappy and abusive childhood, and how she falls in love with Johnny, the gentle young Amish man who helps her lace her ice skates.

Accompany her as she dons an Amish dress and prayer covering and gets baptized. Miller is one of them. Follow the author on this unusual journey to find out how God s love called her out of bitterness and depression and into the warm embrace of her new Amish community. Turning amish has proven to be anything but plain and simple for this former majorette.

Fewer than one hundred people have joined the Old Order Amish and stayed since 1950 But nearly fifty years later, Marlene is still living out God's call as an Old Order Amish woman.

My Life as An Amish Wife: A Diary Plain Living

I sewed three blouses before noontime. As an amish wife and mother of six, Lena Yoder has plenty of ways to fill her time. I helped with the afternoon milking, baked two different kinds of cakes, made two pizzas, and got everybody ready to take supper to school for the teachers. But amid the endless tasks to complete and challenges to overcome, Lena's simple joy and deep faith are ever present in these brief, first-person accounts.

I am thoroughly enjoying these days at home. Our family is filled with love. I could never list everything I am thankful for. These unassuming glimpses of amish life will touch your heart and inspire you to seek the simple things—a loving family, a good day's work, and a grateful heart. After three hours of chores, breakfast, and getting mail ready, phone calls, it was 9:30 by the time I got to sewing.

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Simple Pleasures: Stories from My Life as an Amish Mother Plainspoken, Book Four

Sewing, gardening, and helping to manage the family store take up most hours in her day, cleaning, but Jantzi finds time to pen columns for the Connection, cooking, a magazine beloved by Amish and Mennonite readers. But through her busy days, jantzi finds strength in simple pleasures of family, fellowship with her Amish community, and quiet time with God.

Hear straight from amish people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Never sugarcoating the frustrations of motherhood, Jantzi tells it like it is, broken washing machine and bickering children and all. Young amish homemaker Marianne Jantzi invites readers into her family s life and Amish community.

The mother of four young children, Jantzi writes about her daily routines and heartfelt faith with equal measures of wit and warmth. Each book includes a day in the Life of the Author and the author s answers to FAQs about the Amish.


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The Plain Choice: A True Story of Choosing to Live an Amish Life

And her story proves that one can return from the darkest depths to the purest light with the power of God. Zondervan. Raised in a broken family and emotionally overlooked, Sherry Gore grew up without a solid foundation, a prisoner of her own poor choices, and at times without hope. A series of terrible mistakes left her feeling wrecked and alone and a sudden tragedy threw Sherry into an emotional tailspin too powerful to escape.

Sherry hangs by a thread, unable to see how she can go on living, until it happens: on a morning of no particular significance, she walks into a church and BAM the truth of Jesus’ forgiving love shatters her world and cleaves her life in two:  She goes to bed stunned; she wakes up a Christian. Unwilling to return to the darkness of her former life, Sherry attacks her faith head on.

Soon the life sherry gore remakes for herself and her children as she seeks to follow the teachings of the Bible features head coverings, simple dress, and a focus on Jesus Christ. Only then does she realize, in a fit of excitement, that there are others like her. They are called amish and Mennonite, and she realizes she has found her people.

The plain choice that sherry makes is not easy – and life still brings unexpected pain and heartache - but it changes everything for her, as she becomes one of the few people on earth to have successfully joined the Amish from the outside. She has found her place.


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Anything but Simple: My Life as a Mennonite Plainspoken

Miller wears long dresses and a prayer covering. Anything but simple is the riveting memoir of a young woman’s rich church tradition, lively family life, and longings for a meaningful future within her Mennonite faith. But she uses a cellphone and posts status updates on Facebook, too. Hear straight from amish and mennonite people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press.

. With a roving curiosity and a sometimes saucy tongue, Miller ushers us into her busy life as a young schoolteacher. Book 5 in the Plainspoken series. Like her grandmother, Lucinda J. Zondervan. Each book includes “a day in the life of the Author” and the author’s answers to FAQs about the Amish and Mennonites.

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Becoming Amish: A family's search for faith, community and purpose


Becoming Amish: A family's search for faith, community and purpose

Tricia wore the Amish bonnet. The reader visits a "plain" community in the hills of Kentucky--a community that lives even more simply than most Amish--to discuss "the whys" of a low-technology life and faith. The reader contemplates an interview with the lutheran minister who helped lead the Supreme Court case back in 1972 that allowed the Amish to pull their children from public school after 8th grade--what compelled him to do that? The Mosers' journey is a tale that deserves to live on, a rich and provocative version of the American dream.

The family dressed as Amish dress. Here, in becoming amish, the mosers offer a modern couple's honest perspective on that separate and seemingly cloistered world, a perspective that is uniquely insider and outsider at the same time. Instead, the mosers drew close with their children, wore homemade clothes, built pallets for money, and bonded with people of their Amish faith and community.

Zondervan. If we were to be as intentional about our lives, vignettes, how would we realign our choices big and small to achieve a fulfilling life?Becoming Amish rounds out the Mosers' tale with interviews, and information that adds context, perspective and insight into the Amish faith and culture. No more architectural career for him or medical career for her.

The reader learns of a startlingly violent book--published in 1660--that is central to this pacifist people's belief and is in nearly every Amish home. Bill grew the Amish beard.


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Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape

Education becomes her priority as she finds her place in this "English" world. She had no idea the emotional turmoil she'd inflict on her family and friends. Her memoir runaway amish Girl: The Great Escape captivates even the timid reader. Considered no longer a daughter and a sister, temporarily exiled, Emma finds a way to be free.

This true story is a rare glimpse into the life of a brave young woman - Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape. Disagreeing with the beliefs of Amish traditions and upbringing, the pressure became too much for her to bear. Zondervan. Growing up amish and leaving the fold, Missouri, Emma Gingerich left her Amish community in Eagleville, at the age of eighteen.

The emotional reaction of her parents, brothers and sisters, are gut wrenching. Forced to make a personal decision, Emma found the courage to leave the only life she had ever known.


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My People, the Amish: The True Story of an Amish Father and Son

Nine months after their traditional Amish wedding, Joe and Esther left family and friends forever to live openly for Christ, and endured shunning and excommunication with bold faith. What started as a path of rebellion led joe and his wife Esther to a caring group of Englisher Christians who would love them like family and show them how to live out their new found faith in Jesus Christ.

Zondervan. Because of their passion for the amish people and with the support of fellow believers, they have brought biblical truth to thousands of Amish through the ministry they founded in 2000, Mission to Amish People MAP. Since then, the lord has brought many former Amish people to Joe and Esther for help.

In my people, the amish, Joe Keim paints a detailed picture of life behind the bonnets and buggies. More than a biography, this is an honest look at the heart-warming traditions that mingle with the deep-rooted legalism of the Amish community in Ashland, Ohio. Born, raised, and baptized in an old order amish church, from childhood Joe Keim was taught that if he didn't follow the twenty-two-page ordinance letter that governed his community, there was no way he could get to heaven.

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31 Days to a Simple Life The Amish Way

If you admire our community spirit, build your own. If you admire the simple life, cut back. If you admire deep character andenduring values, live them yourself. The budgetthis 31 day guide to simplicity will discuss this Amishnewspaper clip, along with frugality, downsizing, ideas for gatherings, keepingin pace with nature and much more.

I hope you'll be inspired as you readthis book, finding a path a bit less chaotic. God bless ~ karen anna vogel ~best-selling author of adozen Amish books, including the popular Amish Knitting Circle Series. If you admire our sense ofcommitment, deepen yours. Zondervan. After thirty years, I'm still gleaning secrets to a simplerlife from Amish friends.

I can see why"off the gridders" to spiritual enthusiasts are flocking to them forplain and simple advice. I'm so blessedto have learned so much from the Amish. A common question now in America. How can i become amish?Answer: If you admire our faith, strengthen yours.


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Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life

We are essentially plugged in and available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Building on the basic principles of amish life, nancy sleeth shows readers how making conscious choices to limit and in some cases eliminate technology’s hold on our lives and getting back to basics can help us lead calmer, deeper relationships with our families, less harried lives that result in stronger, more focused, friends, and God.

We are an exhausted nation. Trade paperback Book. Have you ever stopped to think, Maybe the Amish are on to something? Look around. Rather than mastering technology, we have allowed technology to master us. Zondervan. We tweet while we drive, we talk while we text, and we surf the Internet until we fall asleep.

No one has enough time, everyone feels stressed out, and our kids spend more hours staring at a screen each week than they do playing outside. It’s time to simplify our lives, make faith and family the focal point, and recapture the lost art of simple living.


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Simply Amish: An Essential Guide from the Foremost Expert on Amish Life

Donald B. Trade paperback Book. Zondervan. Discover why this 325-year-old group still flourishes in the midst of twenty-first-century life. Kraybill has lived among, studied, written about, and befriended the Amish for many years, and Amish people read his books to learn more about themselves. Why do the amish reject technology and education or do they? why do their young people choose to stay Amish when their beliefs and practices put them so at odds with modern society? How are they different from the Mennonites?When it comes to learning about the Amish, it can be hard to sort out fact from fiction.

Through stories from his friendship with the Amish and studies from his forty-year career, rootedness in church and family, Kraybill takes readers on a gentle journey among a people known for their simplicity, and commitment to peaceful living. Get answers to your questions about Amish life. From america s most trusted expert on Amish life comes Simply Amish, an essential guide to Amish life, culture, and faith.

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