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Rumspringa

Rumspringa Author Tom Shachtman
ISBN-10 9781466805132
Release 2007-05-29
Pages 304
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A revelatory look at Amish youth as they have never been looked at before Rumspringa is a fascinating look at a little-known Amish coming-of-age ritual, the rumspringa—the period of "running around" that begins for their youth at age sixteen. Through vivid portraits of teenagers in Ohio and Indiana, Tom Shachtman offers an account of Amish life as a mirror to the soul-searching and questing that we recognize as a generally intrinsic part of adolescence. The trappings of the Amish way of life—the "plain" clothes and electricity-free farms—conceal the communities' mystery: how they manage to retain their young people and perpetuate themselves generation after generation. The key to this is the rumspringa, when Amish youth are allowed to live outside the bounds of their faith, experimenting with alcohol, premarital sex, trendy clothes, telephones, drugs, and wild parties. By allowing them such freedom, their parents hope they will learn enough to help them make the most important decision of their lives—whether to be baptized as Christians, join the church, and forever give up worldly ways, or to remain out in the world. In this searching book, Shachtman draws on his skills as a documentarian to capture young people on the cusp of a fateful decision, and to give us an original and deeply affecting portrait of the Amish as a whole.



Rumspringa

Rumspringa Author
ISBN-10 1448714524
Release 2010
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Growing Up Amish

Growing Up Amish Author Richard A. Stevick
ISBN-10 9781421413716
Release 2014-05-13
Pages 400
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Earlier edition has subtitle: the teenage years.



From Rumspringa to Marriage

From Rumspringa to Marriage Author Donald B. Kraybill
ISBN-10 9781421410470
Release 2013-04-08
Pages 32
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Rumspringa, literally translated as "running around," is a time when Amish youth socialize with their peers and are allowed some autonomy before officially joining the church as young adults. It has become one of the most recognized aspects of Amish life, both real and mythologized. During this time they face the two most crucial decisions of their lives: whether to join the church, and if and whom to marry. Rumspringa, an exciting adventure and at times a period of inner turmoil, commences at age sixteen—or seventeen in more traditional groups—and continues until marriage. With few exceptions, adolescents eagerly count the days until they are old enough to join the young folks. In this digital short, Kraybill considers the nuances of this important rite of passage into Amish adulthood.



The Amish

The Amish Author Steven M. Nolt
ISBN-10 9781421419565
Release 2016-03-07
Pages 152
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There seems to be no end to our fascination with the Amish, a religious minority that has both placed itself outside the mainstream of American culture and flourished within it. Yet most people know very little about the nuanced relationship the Amish have with society or their own communities. Drawing on more than twenty years of fieldwork and collaborative research, Steven M. Nolt’s The Amish: A Concise Introduction is a compact but richly detailed portrait of Amish life. In fewer than 150 pages, readers will come away with a clear understanding of the complexities of these simple people. Writing in engaging and accessible language, Nolt explains how the Amish at once operate within modern America and stand very much apart from the world. Arguing that Amish life is shaped equally by internal and external social, political, and economic contexts, Nolt explores Amish identity as emerging from a complex cultural negotiation with modernity. He takes on much-hyped topics such as Rumspringa and reveals the distinctive Amish approach to technology. He also explains how Amish principles stand in contrast to contemporary American values, including rational efficiency, large-scale organization, and Western notions of individuality. Authoritative, informative, and illustrated, this guide provides a vivid introduction to a way of life many find fascinating but few truly understand.



The Amish in the American Imagination

The Amish in the American Imagination Author David Weaver-Zercher
ISBN-10 0801866812
Release 2001
Pages 280
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Enveloped in mystery, Amish culture has remained a captivating topic within mainstream American culture. In this volume, David Weaver-Zercher explores how Americans throughout the 20th century reacted to and interpreted the Amish. Through an examination of a variety of visual and textual sources, Weaver-Zercher explores how diverse groups - ranging from Mennonites to Hollywood producers - represented and understood the Amish.



Rumspringa s Hope

Rumspringa s Hope Author Beth Shriver
ISBN-10 9781621365990
Release 2014
Pages 291
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"Although promised to the widowed neighbor Zeb, Emma is considering leaving her Amish community to watch over her younger brother Mark when he leaves for Philadelphia to explore the outside world during his Rumspringa. There, she reconnects with her former beau Caleb, who protects the Amish teens, introducing them to his life evangelizing and helping the homeless. Unbeknownst to Emma, Caleb is glad for the opportunity to spend time with her and hopes to win her back. Struck by the power of evangelism and outreach, Emma begins to feel a draw to Caleb's way of life. When she doesn't return home when she promised, Zeb goes to the city to find her, forcing Emma to choose in which of their two worlds she really belongs"--Bn.com.



A Forbidden Rumspringa

A Forbidden Rumspringa Author Keira Andrews
ISBN-10 0993859836
Release 2014-08-31
Pages 186
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When two young Amish men find love, will they risk losing everything? In a world where every detail of life-down to the width of a hat brim-is dictated by God and the all-powerful rules of the community, two men dare to imagine a different way. At 18, Isaac Byler knows little outside the strict Amish settlement of Zebulon, Minnesota, where there is no rumspringa for exploration beyond the boundaries of their insular world. Isaac knows he'll have to officially join the church and find a wife before too long, but he yearns for something else-something he can't name. Dark tragedy has left carpenter David Lantz alone to support his mother and sisters, and he can't put off joining the church any longer. But when he takes on Isaac as an apprentice, their attraction grows amid the sweat and sawdust. David shares his sinful secrets, and he and Isaac struggle to reconcile their shocking desires with their commitment to faith, family and community. Now that they've found each other, are they willing to lose it all? Note: Contains explicit sexual situations and graphic language. This is not an inspirational/Christian romance.



An Amish Test

An Amish Test Author Juliet Rohmer
ISBN-10 194130320X
Release 2015-11-10
Pages 372
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It's been fifteen years since Matilda King's Rumspringa when she returned to her community to fully embrace the Amish life and married Samuel King. Now she's a widow with all the troubles that brings for a widowed Amish woman with four children and a farm. She's certainly not prepared for an old Englischer flame named Ryan Myers to step back into her life, let alone join her community.. Ryan Myers is intent on learning the Amish Way and living and participating fully in the community's life--and in Matilda's. He's never forgotten Mattie, as he calls her, and the simple way of life she espoused so many years ago when they were teenagers. He's older, wiser, and committed to this time of testing. More disruption follows as Matilda realizes she must make a major life-changing decision and wonders what impact will that have not only on her life but on those around her? She has, after all, been keeping a deep secret all this time. AN AMISH TEST (The Testing of Ryan and Mattie) is the third book in the series In Search of Amish Love. To read more about Matilda and Ryan, read the short story BEFORE GOODBYE and AN AMISH DECISION (The Book of Eli and Ryan). Be sure and sign up for a FREE copy of the next Amish Rumspringa Romance short story inside the book. Amish romance at it's finest. Follow the entire story of Mattie and Ryan in the following Amish books: AN AMISH DECISION AN AMISH TEST AN AMISH ENDING And read the Amish romance short story BEFORE GOODBYE for a glimpse into their time together during Matilda's Rumspringa. Scroll up and grab your copy of this Amish Romance novel now!



An Amish Decision

An Amish Decision Author Juliet Rohmer
ISBN-10 1941303226
Release 2015-12-12
Pages 372
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It's been nearly fifteen years since Matilda King's rumspringa when she returned to her community to fully embrace the Amish life and married Samuel King. Now she's a widow with all the troubles that brings for a widowed Amish woman with four children and a farm. She's certainly not prepared for an old Englischer flame to step back into her life. More disruption follows as Matilda realizes she must make a major life-changing decision and wonders what impact will that have not only on her life but on those around her? She has, after all, been keeping a deep secret all this time. AN AMISH DECISION (The Book of Eli and Ryan) is the second book in the series In Search of Amish Love. For the prequel to AN AMISH DECISION, read the short story BEFORE GOODBY. Be sure and sign up for a FREE copy of the next Amish Rumspringa Romance short story at AmishChristianRomance.com. Amish romance at it's finest. Follow the entire story of Mattie and Ryan in the following Amish books: AN AMISH DECISION AN AMISH TEST AN AMISH ENDING And read the Amish romance short story BEYOND GOODBYE for a glimpse into their time together during Matilda's Rumspringa. Scroll up and grab your copy of this Amish Romance novel now!



The God Virus

The God Virus Author Darrel W. Ray
ISBN-10 PSU:000068076030
Release 2009
Pages 241
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Dr Darrel Ray, psychologist and lifelong student of religion, discusses religious infection from the inside out. How does guilt play into religious infection? Why is sexual control so important to so many religions? What causes the anxiety and neuroticism around death and dying? How does religion inject itself into so many areas of life, culture, and politics? The author explores this and much more in his book The God Virus: How Religion Infects Our Lives and Culture. This second-generation book takes the reader several steps beyond previous offerings and into the realm of the personal and emotional mechanisms that affect anyone who lives in a culture steeped in religion. Examples are used that anyone can relate to and the author gives real-world guidance in how to deal with and respond to people who are religious in our families, and among our friends and co-workers.



An Amish Family Christmas

An Amish Family Christmas Author Marta Perry
ISBN-10 9781460342343
Release 2014-11-01
Pages 224
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Celebrate the holidays in Amish Country Heart of Christmas by Marta Perry Amish teacher Susannah Miller suddenly has two new students: the children of her former love. Widowed father Toby Unger broke Susannah's heart ten years ago, but now the handsome Amish man desperately needs help with his troubled little ones. Can the joy of the season reunite two lonely hearts in time for Christmas? A Plain Holiday by Patricia Davids Outspoken nanny Sally Yoder left her Amish community for her rumspringa. Though her heart is back home, the Amish man she loves, Ben Lapp, will never love a bold woman like her. But when a snowstorm strands her, her young charges and Ben on a remote farm at Christmastime, they both might discover that love is the true holiday spirit.



Airlift to America

Airlift to America Author Tom Shachtman
ISBN-10 9781429960908
Release 2009-09-15
Pages 288
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This is the long-hidden saga of how a handful of Americans and East Africans fought the British colonial government, the U.S. State Department, and segregation to transport to, or support at, U.S. and Canadian universities, between 1959 and 1963, nearly 800 young East African men and women who would go on to change their world and ours. The students supported included Barack Obama Sr., future father of a U.S. president, Wangari Maathai, future Nobel Peace Prize laureate, as well as the nation-builders of post-colonial East Africa -- cabinet ministers, ambassadors, university chancellors, clinic and school founders. The airlift was conceived by the unusual partnership of the charismatic, later-assassinated Kenyan Tom Mboya and William X. Scheinman, a young American entrepreneur, with supporting roles played by Jackie Robinson, Harry Belafonte, Sidney Poitier, and Martin Luther King, Jr. The airlift even had an impact on the 1960 presidential race, as Vice-President Richard Nixon tried to muscle the State Department into funding the project to prevent Senator Jack Kennedy from using his family foundation to do so and reaping the political benefit. The book is based on the files of the airlift's sponsor, the African American Students Foundation, untouched for almost fifty years.



The Mennonite Quarterly Review

The Mennonite Quarterly Review Author
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132686622
Release 2008
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The Mennonite Quarterly Review has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The Mennonite Quarterly Review also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The Mennonite Quarterly Review book for free.



Serving the Amish

Serving the Amish Author James A. Cates
ISBN-10 9781421414966
Release 2014-09-12
Pages 256
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Serving the Amish is a targeted guide for professionals who care for or interact with Plain people: doctors, nurses, law enforcement officers, judges, social workers, psychotherapists, and addiction counselors, among others. For these professionals, knowing the "what" of Amish life is not enough. They must go deeper, understanding the "why"—the ideologies that both drive and bind this community in a system of beliefs that seems alien to those who embrace the technological and social turbulence of the twenty-first century. James A. Cates draws heavily on his experiences as a clinical psychologist in private practice in northeastern Indiana, a region that is home to more than 35,000 Amish people. He combines anecdotal evidence and first-person narrative to shed light on the social, emotional, and psychological foundations of Amish life to help professionals interact competently and build rapport with Amish clients. He also explains the unique challenges outsiders face in offering aid to a people whose lifestyle and rules dictate a distance from all things worldly. This practical book balances evidence-based principles of care with an emphasis on reducing anxiety and establishing warm relationships. From the police officer dispersing a party full of Amish Youngie to the social worker staffing a child protective services hotline, professionals who work with the Amish will benefit from this one-of-a-kind guide.



The Amish Blacksmith

The Amish Blacksmith Author Mindy Starns Clark
ISBN-10 9780736957373
Release 2014-08-01
Pages 352
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New from bestselling authors Mindy Starns Clark and Susan Meissner, The Amish Blacksmith (Book 2 in The Men of Lancaster County series) explores the men of an Amish community in Lancaster County, how their Amish beliefs play out in their unique roles, and the women who change their lives. Apprenticed blacksmith Jake Miller is skeptical of Priscilla Kinsinger's innate ability to soothe troubled horses, especially when he has own ideas on how to calm them. Six years earlier, Priscilla's mother died in an awful accident at home, and Priscilla's grief over losing her mother was so intense that she was sent to live with relatives in Indiana. She has just returned to Lancaster County. Not that her homecoming matters to Jake, who is interested in courting lighthearted Amanda Shetler. But Jake's boss is Priscilla's uncle, and when the man asks Jake to help his niece reconnect with community life, he has no choice but to do just that. Surprisingly, he finds himself slowly drawn to the beautiful but emotionally wounded Priscilla. Jake then determines to prove to her that it's not her fault her mother died, but what he discovers will challenge everything they both believe about the depth of love and the breadth of forgiveness.



Amish Widow s Secret

Amish Widow s Secret Author Samantha Price
ISBN-10 1536877549
Release 2016-08-05
Pages 214
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Cassandra Yoder was a girl who never wanted to follow the rules. Soon after Cassandra's boyfriend finds out she's pregnant, he leaves her alone on rumspringa and returns to their Amish community. Not long after, he is killed in a shooting. Cassandra considers she has no choice but to return home. When her parents find out she's pregnant, the only solution is to send her to Aunt Maud who will help her find a couple to adopt the baby. When Cassandra meets Reuben, a handsome Amish man, at Aunt Maud's house, she begins to change her mind about many things, including her plans for the baby. What happens to make Cassandra's new plans come crashing about her? What will Reuben think when he discovers that Cassandra has lied to him about the real reason she's staying at her aunt's? With time running out, can Cassandra find a way to keep her baby and the Amish man she's grown to love?