The Amish in Their Own Words: Amish writings from 25 years of Family Life magazine
A taste of the reading material found in Old Order homes across North America. On topics ranging from child-rearing to war and peace, to aging and death--Amish writers reveal their perception of larger society, their interpretation of history, and their view of their own church. Anyone who reads these forthright, plain-spoken, and honest reflections will need to give up the notion that the Amish are a people frozen in time or trapped by a hidebound, legalistic conformity to the past. Paperback. Herald Press/Mennonite Media, 1999. 400 pages.