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Tobias of the Amish: A True Story of Tangled Strands in Faith, Family and Community
     

Tobias of the Amish: A True Story of Tangled Strands in Faith, Family and Community

by Ervin R. Stutzman
 

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Tobias of the Amish presents an intimate look at the life of Tobias J. Stutzman, an ambitious Amish entrepreneur. From installing electric lights in his woodworking shop to questioning the church's refusal of cars, Tobe continually pushes the boundaries of his Amish faith community. But as Tobe's ideas for inventions come up against delays, his growing debt

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Tobias of the Amish presents an intimate look at the life of Tobias J. Stutzman, an ambitious Amish entrepreneur. From installing electric lights in his woodworking shop to questioning the church's refusal of cars, Tobe continually pushes the boundaries of his Amish faith community. But as Tobe's ideas for inventions come up against delays, his growing debt to fellow church members raises the stakes. Can the Amish church support Tobe's grandiose dreams?

Follow the real-life journey of Tobias J. Stutzman from Amish communities in Oklahoma, through Kansas, and on to Iowa. Experience repeated heartache, triumph, and tragedy along the way as author Ervin R. Stutzman, youngest son of Tobias, paints this fictionalized but ultimately true story of his father's life.

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Using diaries, legal records, and published sources, as well as anecdotes contributed by other family members, Stutzman tells the life story of a remarkable man his father. The author, who is a preacher, teacher, and writer (Being God's People), readily admits that this is "a story book, not a history book," but this fictionalized re-creation provides an authentic picture of the Amish community of the period and its effects on the lives of ordinary individuals. The author creates believable dialog and vividly depicts the normal activities of Amish life. Stutzman, whose father died when he was only three years old, clearly feels he has gotten to know the father he never knew by writing this book. The reader too will enjoy getting to know the ambitious, sometimes difficult Tobias. Recommended for public libraries. C. Robert Nixon, M.L.S. Lafayette, IN Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780836191707
Publisher:
MennoMedia
Publication date:
09/28/2001
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
925,310
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.24(h) x 0.67(d)

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