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An Amish Portrait: Song of a People
     

An Amish Portrait: Song of a People

by Merle Good, Jerry Irwin (Photographer), Jerry Irwin (Photographer)
 

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          A exquisite, small-size hardcover photo book with lyrical text. The color photographs from Amish life are striking, artistic, and full of energy. The book is built around a lyric entitled "Song of a People" by author Merle Good. Includes a short introduction to the Amish people, capturing their spirit and way

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          A exquisite, small-size hardcover photo book with lyrical text. The color photographs from Amish life are striking, artistic, and full of energy. The book is built around a lyric entitled "Song of a People" by author Merle Good. Includes a short introduction to the Amish people, capturing their spirit and way of life. Small, exquisite, and beautiful. Belonging to a people is a precious thing. The Old Order Amish know this. They are sustained by an abiding sense of community, the spirit of historic faith, the call of discipline, and the joyful restraint of beauty. Yet life for the Amish is not a fairy tale. They, too, are visited by disappointment, grief, and failure. But, on balance, the embrace of community, the harvest after the toil, the peace from following God, and the promise in the eyes of the young people all lead to a deep sense of contentment

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781561482382
Publisher:
Skyhorse Publishing
Publication date:
10/01/1997
Series:
Books about Amish and Mennonite Life Ser.
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
41
Product dimensions:
5.75(w) x 5.75(h) x (d)

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We watch the past create the now--

And wish to plant before we plow --

We hear "goodbye" in each hello --

And wish to stay when we must go --

We seek for peace in time of war --

And watch the rich receive the poor --

As day makes night a fugitive --

The living dream, the dreaming live.

--Merle Good

Meet the Author


Merle Good is an author, publisher and playwright from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He has written numerous books and articles, including Op-Ed essays for The New York Times and The Washington Post. He and his wife Phyllis oversee a series of projects in publishing and the arts. They are the parents of two adult daughters.

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