|08-18-2012, 12:19 PM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2012
I am very intrigued by the Amish way of life. I find it fascinating.
This transpired after watching a documentary on the Amish a while ago.
Have any of you read any books that you can recommend? Fiction or non-fiction.
Thanks in advance.
|08-19-2012, 04:14 PM||#2|
Join Date: Oct 2010
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I was hoping someone would weigh in with some recommendations. In case you don't know, Amish-themed romances frequently show up for free from Christian publishers, but usually just for a day or two. I religiously (pun!) download the freebies, but I have yet to read a single one. Beverly Lewis, Amy Clipston, Vannetta Chapman, and Suzanne Woods Fisher are some authors of Amish romances.
There are two mystery series set among the Amish that I've been meaning to read, one by P.L. Gaus and another by Linda Castillo. And a friend has highly recommended Jodi Picoult's Plain Truth .
|08-19-2012, 06:21 PM||#4|
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Philadelphia USA
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Look for books by Donald Kraybill and the late John Hostetler.
If you are also interested in other Anabaptist groups, check out www.hutterites.org.
Not by the Amish, but see:
I suspect authors of Amish romances know squat about the Amish. But that could be totally unfair.
EDITED: I just did a bit of googling to see if I was indeed totally unfair in my last sentence. I didn't find any smoking gun, but this seemed somewhat relevant:
Last edited by SteveEisenberg; 08-19-2012 at 06:59 PM.
|09-03-2012, 03:57 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2011
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I guess most Amish only read the Bible anyway to care.
|09-03-2012, 07:25 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2011
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There's that film with Harrison Ford - The Witness ?
How true it was to Amish life I know not, but it's mostly set in an Amish community, has a neat story line, excellent acting, and I thought it a pretty good film.
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