MennoLink Books and Music

Amish

About Mennonites
Acappella
Amish
Bargains
Biography
Children
Cookbooks
Education
Faith
Fiction
History
Leadership
Mennonite Central Committee
Parenting
Peace
Quilting
Recorded Music
Specials And Used
Theology
Video

Suggestions
Contact us

Check Out
Best Sellers New! RSS Full Index Authors
Plainspoken SeriesView
shopping
basket
  Chasing The Amish Dream: My Life as a Young Amish Bachelor
by Loren Beachy
paperback, $12.95
Book 1 Life in author Loren Beachy's Amish community brims with old-fashioned box socials, smart-alecky students, and pranks involving pink duct tape and black pepper. Meet the young women who manage to be late for church twice in one day and the man who plans to fight drowsiness by jogging beside his horse and buggy. Cheer for Beachy and his cousins in cut-throat baseball games, and join community members as they surround and support a family in their loss. With the witty warmth of small-town storytellers like Garrison Keillor and Jan Karon, Beachy invites readers into his life as a creative, wise, and wisecracking Old Order Amish schoolteacher and auctioneer.
Add...
Related Items
Autobiography
Hear straight from Amish people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series. Each Plainspoken book includes "A Day in the Life of the Author" and the author's answers to FAQs about the Amish.

Copyright 2014 Herald Press

 
Amish ChildrenView
shopping
basket
by Phyllis Pellman Good
  illustrated by Jerry Irwin, photographs
paperback, 160 pages, $10.00
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Related Items
Feature
Arts
Save 50%! Theirs is a world of mystery, a place apart. Where children dress like miniature adults, where they speak Pennsylvania Dutch before English (which they usually learn in first grade), where they are entrusted with fieldwork and kitchen duty before they leave elementary school, where they nearly always share three meals a day with their parents and siblings (except lunch during the school year).

These are children who grow up without television, computers, or telephones. But they know their grandparents intimately; the boys can harness a horse and take their part in the twice-daily milking operation; the girls can quilt, bake bread from scratch, and look after their preschooler sisters and brothers.

What is it like to be an Amish child? With unforgettable photographs, Jerry Irwin shows moments within the Amish community. Children overlooking the barnraising, scholars (as the Amish refer to their elementary-school-aged students) conferring with their teacher, Datt (Pennsylvania Dutch for Dad) leading a fishing expedition of youngsters, sisters hosing down the buggy, a family at the school picnic, a sister and brother pitching watermelons to Mamm(Pennsylvania Dutch for Mom). The photography is immediate, artistic, respectful.

Phyllys Pellman Good provides interpretive text, covering such themes as "working at Home and Working Away," "Hope Chest Treasures," "Ceremonial Moments," "Belonging," "Visiting," and "Amish children's Lessons: Driving the Buggy and Lighting the Lamps."

Irwin is a freelance photographer who has specialized in Amish subjects. He has had six books published. His photographs have appeared in numerous magazines, including Sports Illustrated, National Geographic, Country Journal, National Geographic Traveler, Washington Post Magazine, Harrowsmith, and Geo.

Copyright 2000.

 
Train Up a Child: Old Order Amish and Mennonite SchoolsView
shopping
basket
by Karen M. Johnson-Weiner
  hardcover with dust jacket, 290 pages, $25.00
Add...
Related Items
Center Books In Anabaptist Studies
Save 50%! Train Up a Child explores how private schools in Older Order Amish communities reflect and perpetuate church-community values and identity. Karen M Johnson-Weiner asserts that the reinforcement of those values among children is imperative to the survival of these communities in the modern world.

Surveying settlements in Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and New York, Johnson-Weiner finds that, although Old Order communities have certain similarities in their code of conduct, there is no standard Old Order school. She examines the choices each community makes-about pedagogy, curriculum, textbooks, even school design-to strengthen religious ideology, preserve the social and linguistic markers of Old Order identity, and protect their own community's beliefs and values from the influence of dominant society.

Copyright 2007 John Hopkins University Press

 
The Riddle of Amish CultureView
shopping
basket
by Donald B. Kraybill
  paperback, 424 pages, $9.00
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Related Items
Center Books In Anabaptist Studies
Series
Cultures
Save 50%! The Riddle of Amish Culture has become recognized as a classic work on one of America's most distinctive religious communities. But many changes have occurred within Amish society over the past decade, from westward migrations and a greater familiarity with technology to the dramatic shift away from farming into small business, which is transforming Amish culture. For this revised edition, Donald B. Kraybill has taken these recent changes into account, incorporating new demographic research and new interviews he has conducted among the Amish. In addition, he includes a new chapter describing Amish recreation and social gatherings, and he applies the concept of "social capital" to his sensitive and penetrating interpretation of how the Amish have preserved their social networks and the solidarity of their community.

Center Books for Anabaptist Studies series

Copyright 2001 John Hopkins University

 
The Puzzles of Amish LifeView
shopping
basket
by Donald B. Kraybill
  paperback, 112 pages, $4.00
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Related Items
Bargains
Save 50%! The puzzles of Amish life are may. Telephones, taboo in many homes, stand at the end of farm lanes. Powerful tractors, used at Amish barns, rarely venture into fields. Forbidden to own or operate motor vehicles, the Amish freely hire cars and vans for transportation.

Donald Kraybill, a sociologist and professor, has provided a way to understand the Amish people's intentional way for living in a world far different from their own. A readable and intriguing interpretation. Revised Edition.

 
The Amish: Why They Enchant UsView
shopping
basket
by Donald B. Kraybill
  paperback, 48 pages, $4.50
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Related Items
Cultures
Bargains
Save 50%! The Amish are one of America's most fascinating and colorful religious communities. But how does a traditional group that shuns high school, computers, and the ownership of motor vehicles survive amid a high tech society? This concise and authoritative overview describes both the diversity and common practices of the Amish of North America as well as some of the changes underway in their communities. In a lively text, Donald B. Kraybill, a leading scholar of Amish culture explains many of their puzzling practices and shows how the Amish flourish in the midst of modern society.

Copyright 2003.

 
The Amish SchoolView
shopping
basket
by Sara E. Fisher and Rachel K. Stahl
  paper, 96 pages, $3.50
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Related Items
Bargains
Save 50%! The Old Order Amish believe that school prepares children for the Amish way of life, for the responsibilities of adulthood, and for eternity. Most communities conduct their own schools, usually taught by Amish teachers.

Sara E. Fisher, an Old Order Amish woman, taught in a one-room school for seven years. This is her fascinating insider's view of a typical Amish school. Includes "Diary of an Amish Schoolgirl."

 
Real PeopleView
shopping
basket
by A. Martha Denlinger
  paper, 96 pages, $4.50
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Related Items
Lancaster County
Bargains
Save 50%! A. Martha Denlinger explains the beliefs and practices of both the Amish and Mennonites in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She answers many of the questions that visitors to Amish country often ask. Revised 1993. 
Plain Diversity: Amish Cultures and IdentityView
shopping
basket
by Steven M. Nolt and Tom J. Meyers
  paper, $24.00
Add...
Related Items
Cultures
Save 50%! Plain Diversity is a result of a study conducted by Steve Nold and Tom Meyers on the Old Order Amish communities in Indiana. They visited each of the Amish settlements in Indiana, interviewed people in each place, and looked at archival and library material about each settlement. They also visited Amish settlements in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Ontario with ties to Indiana. This book also looks at Amish who shop at Wal Mart, vacation in Florida and attend public schools. It is a sequel to An Amish Patchwork also by Meyers and Nolt.

Copyright 2007 John Hopkins University Press

 
Plain and Amish: An Alternative to Modern PessismismView
shopping
basket
by Bernd G. Langin
  paper, 416 pages, $9.50
Add...
cover closeup
Cover...
Save 50%! Bernd G. Langin combines sprightly sketches of Amish origins with charming reports from his months of living with an Amish family in Indiana. Langin is able to explain many aspects of Amish life because of his grasp of their Swiss-German language and their European customs. He sees the Amish example of cohesive faith and life as an alternative to modern pessimism. Includes a 32 page color photo section. 
A Quiet and Peaceable LifeDetails...
Amish and Amish Mennonite GenealogiesDetails...
Amish HarmonicaDetails...
Amish Houses and BarnsDetails...
Amish LifeDetails...
Amish Music Variety: from harmonica to hymns.Details...
Amish Women: Lives and StoriesDetails...
An Amish Portrait: Song of a PeopleDetails...
History of the First Amish Mennonite Communities in AmericaDetails...
Living Without ElectricityDetails...
Mennonite Experience in America SeriesDetails...
Miss NancyDetails...
Plain BuggiesDetails...
The Amish Back Roads to Heaven: The Story of Pennsylvania's Amish CommunitesDetails...
The Amish: A People of PreservationDetails...
Why do They Dress that Way?Details...

All amounts are in U.S. dollars. If you are outside of the U.S. and use a charge card, the currency exchange is handled automatically.
The MennoLink Online Bookstore provides a convenient way to purchase Mennonite books. The online bookstore features books from Mennonite publishers such as Mennonite Publishing Network (Faith & Life Press and Herald Press), Good Books, Kindred Press, Pandora Press Canada, and Cascadia Publishing House. Your order and payment information are promptly and safely processed.
  • Select an item by using the associated Add... and it will be placed in your shopping basket.
  • Review the selected items, by going to the Shopping Basket.
  • Pay for items in your shopping basket, by going to the Check Out area.

Accepting payment by personal check or charge card.

MasterCard, VISA, Discover, American Express


Security & Privacy Delivery Guarantee

MennoLink
P. O. Box 525
Mountain Lake, MN 56159
1.507.427.3105