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The Simple Life
Devotional Thoughts from Amish Country
By Wanda E. Brunstetter

In a world of fancy cars, mutual funds, and picture phones, many people long for simplicity - a life more focused on faith, family, and friends than on the stuff of our society.
Perhaps a visit to Amish country is in order. In this new devotional from best-selling novelist Wanda E. Brunstetter, the Amish culture forms the backdrop for sixty meditations designed to encourage a quieter, more peaceful, more joyful life.
There are lessons to be learned in Amish country, if only we'll take the time to hear them. Come along for a look at The Simple LIfe

Growing Up Plain

Growing Up Plain
Witty and confessional memories from the adolescence of a "plain" Mennonite girl
By Shirley Kurtz

What is it like to be a young woman who dresses "plain"? How does it feel to be so identifiably different?
Kurtz carried the typical adolescent concern about whether glances from particular boys were gestures of love. But she was also burdened by how to make her "capes" look interesting and by trying not to be jealous of her friend Gloria who could wear skirts and blouses.
What mark did this Mennonite upbringing leave on her? "I think being plain when we were young must not have been completely devastating. Maybe if you don't have any troubles at all, you don't ever quite grow up."

House Calls and Hitching Posts

House Calls and Hitching Posts
Stories from Dr. Elton Lehman's career among the Amish
By Dorcas Sharp Hoover

House Calls and Hitching Posts is a sometimes humorous and often time intimate account of Dr. Elton Lehman's 36 years of practicing medicine among the Amish of Wayne County, Ohio, for which he was name Country Doctor of the Year.

20 Most Asked Questions About the Amish and Mennonites

20 Most Asked Questions About the Amish and Mennonites
By Merle and Phyllis Good

Sensitively answers the most common inquires about Amish and Mennonite peoples. Authoritative, sympathetic, and thorough, 20 Most Asked Questions looks at origins, dress, pacifism, education, weddings, funerals, and food, as well as many other facets of Amish and Mennonite life. This book has sold more than 300,000 copies


A History of the Amish by Steve Nolt

A History of the Amish
by Steve Nolt

This book brings together for the first time in one volume a thorough history of the Amish history.


Plain Buggies by Stephen Scott

Plain Buggies
By Stephen Scott

Accessible in style, Plain Buggies presents the most complete work on the transportation modes of the "plain people" published to date. Includes details on prices, styles, laws, stories.


Why do they dress that way by stephen scott

Why Do They Dress That Way?
by Stephen Scott

This unique book, by a man who has chosen to "dress plain", describes the history and use of hats, bonnets, dresses, overcoats, and other articles of clothing used by the various religious groups who wear plain garb.


amish children by phyllis pellman good

Amish Children
By Phyllis Pellman Good;
Photographs by Jerry Irwin

What is it like to be an Amish child? With unforgettable photographs, Jerry Irwin shows moments within the Amish community. Children overlooking the barnraising, scholars conferring with their teacher, Datt (Pennsylvania Dutch for Dad) leading a fishing expedition of youngsters, sisters hosing down the buggy.


living without eletrictity by stephen scott and kenneth pellman

Living without Electricity
By Stephen Scott & Kenneth Pellman

How do the Amish get along without electric lights or appliances, computers, power tools, or their own phones? This book examines the Amish response to technology. Also the role of invention among the Amish.


the amish school by sara e fisher and rachel k stahl

The Amish School
By Sara E. Fisher & Rachel K. Stahl

The Old Order Amish believe that school prepares children for the Amish way of life, for the responsibilities of adulthood, and for eternity. Most communities conduct their own schools, usually taught by Amish teachers.

Sara E. Fisher, an Old Order Amish woman, taught a one-room school for seven years. This is her fascinating insider's view of a typical Amish school. Includes "Dairy of Amish Schoolgirl"


amish houses and barns by stephen scott

Amish Houses & Barns
By Stephen Scott

A study of three Amish homesteads; one in Lancaster County, PA; one in Holmes County, OH; one in La Grange County IN. Scott examines the history and cultural development of a typical Amish house and barn; one in each of the three largest Amish communities in North America.


quitls among the plain people by rachel thomas pellman dn joanne ranck

Quilts Among the Plain People
by Rachel Thomas Pellman & Joanne Ranck

Discover why so many Amish and Mennonites, committed to a simple life, make beautiful quilts. This book looks at quilting in plain communities and the possible origins of quilt patterns popular among the Amish Mennonites.


A Quiet & Peaceable Life by john l ruth

A Quiet & Peaceable Life
By John L. Ruth

John L. Ruth, a Mennonite storyteller/historian captures the spirit of Old Order Mennonite and Amish groups in his essays, along with photographs, poetry and quotations.


An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups by stephen scott

An Introduction to Old Order and Conservative Mennonite Groups.
By Stephen E. Scott

With many anecdotes and lots of photographs, Scott examines and explains the fascinating history of these two growing groups of Mennonite peoples.

Many books have been written about the Old Order Amish, but very few about the Old Order and Conservative Mennonites. This is the best book in its field.


The Amish Wedding and Other Special Occasions of Old Order Communities by stephen scott

The Amish Wedding and Other Special Occasions of Old Order Communities
by Stephen Scott

Scott uses a story approach to show how plain groups celebrate, support members in time of grief, and make decisions. There are photos, excerpts from Old Order documents, and a map showing the location of plain communities in the United States and Canada.


amish women: lives and stories by louise stoltzfus

Amish Women: Lives and Stories
by Louise Stoltzfus

Little has been written about Amish women. How are they unique? How are they typical? How do they find expression in a place that values community togetherness above all else?

This generous and heartwarming book profiles 10 Amish women who talk candidly about shier lives. The author, who was born and raised in a Lancaster County Amish family, gathered her stories through a series of interviews and interactions with these women.


Wisdom and the Millers

Wisdom and the Millers
by Mildred A. Martin

25 chapters illustrate great truths such as:

- Discretion
- The Forward Mouth
- Go To The Ant
- A Talebearer
- A Companion of Fools

by: Mildred A. Martin
paperback; 159 pages, 6" X 8"


Storytime with the Millers

Storytime and the Millers
by Mildred A. Martin

-- An excellent book for preschoolers and lower grades.

These stories teach values in a refreshingly direct and enjoyable way!

- Respect
- Responsibility
- Obedience
- Kindness
- Humility

Proverb verses become alive and meaningful in these well-written stories

Paperback; 96 pages, 5" X 7".


Dust Between My Toes

Dust Between My Toes
by Wayne M. Weaver

This fascinating autobiographical account unravels many of the mysteries of Amish life. Dr. Wayne Weaver left the Amish for the world of medicine but his story reveals his continuing affection for the culture he left behind. Told by an insider, this firsthand view of Amish life rings with authenticity.

6'' x 9'', 256 pages, 44 pencil illustrations
Hardcover with Laminated Dust Jacket


Driving The Amish

Driving the Amish
by Jim Butterfield

Ride along with Jim Butterfield as he takes Amish folks on typical drives across Ohio's large Amish country. Share their neighborly life, closeness to nature, sustainable homesteads, good humor, and peaceful outlook.

Simplicity throughout the year? Learn how the Amish-
• trim birthing costs • raise their children • plow with horses
• buy a new buggy • build a barn • pay for a farm • cool their food • butcher hogs
• teach eight grades at once
• choose a bishop • observe communion
• marry for life
• leave this world • welcome the New Year

Enjoy the respectful photography of Doyle Yoder, showing the land and the Amish community.

9" X 11" • 112 pages • 23 illustrations


A Quiet Momen in Time

A Quiet Moment in Time
by George M. Kreps, Joseph F. Donnesmeyer, Marty Kreps

A Quiet Moment in Time gives a straightforward and accurate description of the Amish, their history and their culture. A Quiet Moment in Time represents an easy to read introduction to Amish society. It includes a list of 10 core features of Amish culture, plus an introduction to their historical roots, religious values, farm work, families, and communities. The book represents a contemporary picture of Amish life, linking the past with the present, and examining future directions of Amish society. It provides advice on getting the most out of a visit to Amish country, selected recipes, examples of home remedies, and recommended sources for reading about all aspects of Amish culture. The tourists' experience is enhanced when the connection between the history and heritage of the Amish and the way they live today is more fully understood. A Quiet Moment in Time is must reading for everyone who wants to learn more about the Amish. 11 Fascinating chapters: The Basics, History of the Amish, Amish Church Life, Amish Community Life, Amish Family Life, Amish Education, Amish Economic Life, The Next Century, Making the Most of a Visit, Recipes and Remedies, Recommended Reading.

5" x 8", 154 pages, 17 photographs, Paperback, Laminated Cover


In their own words

The Amish: In Their Own Words
by Brad Igou

Writings by Amish people across North America, compiled from the first 25 years of Family Life, a monthly Amish magazine. Includes letters, articles, history lessons, parables, questions, challenges-a wide spectrum of human experience, from an Amish point of view. Here you can read what the Amish say about themselves. Sixteen chapters cover fascinating topics such as shunning, nonresistance, clothing, youth activities, conflicts with the modern world, education, work, humor, and lessons from life.

400 pages. 6" x 9" Paperback.