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Twenty sensitive answers to the most common questions about the Amish and Mennonite peoples from two leading experts on these plain people. Authoritative, sympathetic, and thorough.
Sensitively answers the most common inquiries 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 450,000 copies.
Posted November 30, 2013
Just finished this read and found it very informative. After talking to a friend about an upcoming trip to Shipshewana so I dug this out to bone up on the beliefs and practices of the Amish and Mennonites. The Goods, who wrote this book (and many others), have really done their research on the history and modern day distinctives of the Amish and Mennonite communities.
One thing I noticed throughout the book was a diversion from the informative into the polemic. I can understand the desire to not only teach their readers about their way of life, but also persuade their audience of it's superiority over modern mainstream living.
If you are looking for a high level overview of the beginnings, history and every day routines of these fascinating Christians, I would recommend you pick this book up.