What does a North American system of religious separatism look like in a global context? The answers can be found in 19 countries across the globe, where Amish-Mennonites have been planting churches since 1961.
This is a totally new, oversized, hardcover, full-color book that makes a great gift. Whereas The Amish-Mennonites of North America toured the U.S. and Canada, you are now invited on a worldwide trek. Your itinerary starts in Africa, then continues to Eastern Europe, South America, the Caribbean, Central America, and ends in Western Europe. Along the way, you will learn about the joys and struggles of each country, common ways of life, the stories of those who started church communities, and the people who joined.
This oversized volume is loaded with photos, maps, artwork, informative feature boxes, and plenty of food-for-thought. Of interest to anyone curious about church life outside North America. An important addition to school, church, and home libraries. A special keepsake gift for family, children, neighbors, and friends.
The Amish-Mennonites across the Globe is a great global excursion for the young and old alike.
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The Amish-Mennonites of North America
Amish-Mennonite Heritage Series Vol. 1
By Cory Anderson
304pp. - hardcover with dust jacket - Ridgeway Publishing
From Florida to California, from five members to 263, from German in services to English, and from suspenders and broadfall pants to T-shirts and blue jeans, the Amish-Mennonites of North America are one of the most diverse and dispersed Anabaptist groups today. Originally “Amish with cars,” the Amish-Mennonites have followed many paths in the over 100 years since the first churches that now inhabit this movement originated. This book is a grand-scale portrait of the Amish-Mennonites.
—It features places: over 200 meetinghouse photographs, each with an accompanying profile. Detailed maps orient the reader and track church origins.
—It features people: over 50 church pages include a picture of the real “church,” the people. Charts and graphs from a 2012 census illuminate population trends.
—It features our past: a thorough, yet concise, essay about the Amish-Mennonite origins and development makes clear a history that will be intriguing to the lifetime members and young alike.
The Amish-Mennonites of North America is a landmark work that the entire family will enjoy.
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