53 responses to Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway)
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    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 10:22)

    Simply Amish

    I would love to add this book to my collection of Kraybill and others about the various Anabaptist traditions.

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    Kim Vizzini
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 10:25)

    Would love to win this book looks like a great read.

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    Debra Pavlock
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 10:29)

    I would very much like to read this book. I have studied the Amish for years. Ty

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    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 10:38)

    Sounds like a well detailed book of interest, especially where I live, as there are a lot of Amish.

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    Lee Simmons
    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 11:03)

    Simply Amish

    It’s informative to read books from such a knowledgeable author. Thank you.

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    Janet E
    Comment on My thoughts (August 8th, 2018 at 11:10)

    My thoughts

    I live in the Arkansas Ozarks and we do have some Amish and Mennonite communities close. I would love to learn more about them and think that I could even live among them and would be quite comfortable. I enjoyed reading your comments and reading your book would be a fantastic journey. Thank you for the chance to win.

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    Comment on Kraybill (August 8th, 2018 at 11:18)


    I read everything that Kraybill writes about the Amish.

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    Comment on A unique beauty (August 8th, 2018 at 11:18)

    A unique beauty

    I’m a suburban Chicago native who weekended in Amish Indiana for years, and loved it enough to retire there last year. I think their culture and way of life, while not perfect by any means, is endlessly intriguing and has a unique beauty.

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    Brother T Jeremy
    Comment on Lancaster O.O.A. Districts (August 8th, 2018 at 11:26)

    Lancaster O.O.A. Districts

    Within the Lancaster County areas, which Old Order districts (excluding Nebraska & Beiler
    groups) tend to be the most conservative? What/where are examples of such?
    Is there any dialogue there between the Old Order Amish and the Old Order Plain Catholics
    (also nonresistant & nonconformed)?

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    Kevin Lindsey
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 11:56)

    Interesting interview and article. I have several books written by Donald Kraybill and have enjoyed them all. It was interesting to me to hear about the attitude towards solar electricity. I was surprised to read about the concerns with it. I always presumed it wouldn’t be an issue as it’s a natural resource. Always more to learn!

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    Sue McKendry
    Comment on looking forward to reading this book (August 8th, 2018 at 11:59)

    looking forward to reading this book

    Thanks for printing this interview. I’ve read several of Kraybill’s books and have been a subscriber to this blog for quite a while. Always interesting reading. We are lucky to live not too far from several WI Amish communities and I read a weekly Old Order Amish/Mennonite newspaper. Always something new to learn!

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    Anita Martin
    Comment on The Story of the Amish (for those interested in history) (August 8th, 2018 at 12:03)

    The Story of the Amish (for those interested in history)

    Unser Leit by Leroy Beachy is just fascinating. You can purchase it on libe thru him.

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    Elizabeth Butler
    Comment on for give away (August 8th, 2018 at 12:08)

    for give away

    I have always been very interested in the Amish life style

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    Tammy Becker
    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 12:14)

    Simply Amish

    I have always been fascinated with the Amish lifestyle and work ethic.
    In all honesty I’m a little envious. From seeing them in the strength
    they get from their faith,to their family, and their work. A great many
    things missing from our English lifestyle. I really appreciate the chance
    to win and to learn more about the Amish.

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    Robert Hubble
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 12:17)

    I am a retired social worker from southern Indiana. My youth was spent in and around Greene County Indiana and I saw many Amish type hired out in the area to build and repair house foundations. I always helped my dad in masonry projects on the weekends but we were not Amish. I was always impressed how well and quickly they did their work.
    Going off to college to SW Missouri State U I was interested in studying the Amish through a Sociology Major. Because of family responsibilities I had to change my emphasis to social work, but always kept an interest in the Amish. It would be an honor to receive your book. Thank-you and have a pleasant life.

    Robert Hubble

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    Vickey Cordoba
    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 12:18)

    Simply Amish

    I would love to win this book! hope this is where I am supposed to comment. Thanks

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    Vickey Cordoba
    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 12:19)

    Simply Amish

    Not sure if this is the same as what I did but covering all bases 🙂 I would love to have this book.

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    Sheila Munro
    Comment on Sounds a good read!! (August 8th, 2018 at 12:23)

    Sounds a good read!!

    Sounds a good read!!

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    Comment on Thank you (August 8th, 2018 at 12:33)

    Thank you

    I have to tell you how much I truly love your emails. I’ve been really interested in how the Amish live and when I travel lately I find myself in Amish country. So I have to thank you for keeping me in the know!

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    Maureen Dougherty
    Comment on I enjoy your books about the Amish. They are so informative. (August 8th, 2018 at 12:40)

    I enjoy your books about the Amish. They are so informative.

    I enjoy your books about the Amish and love visiting Lancaster County. I live in California now, so visiting is a treat. For several years I lived in nearby Chester County. I would live to read your new book.

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    Comment on Support (August 8th, 2018 at 12:44)


    I am curious about the Amish support group for those in financial need. Is that talked about in your book?

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    Comment on Interesting (August 8th, 2018 at 13:03)


    I am fascinated with the Amish as well and am interested in reading your book.

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    Don Lowery
    Comment on Computer Use (August 8th, 2018 at 13:13)

    Computer Use

    You mentioned the 3D printers at the lantern shop. Would love to know more about the use of technology for the businesses like this.

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    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 13:25)

    Simply Amish

    I’ve always been fascinated about Amish. I read a lot of Beverly Lewis fictional books. They seem to live a very interesting & less stressful life life.

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    Comment on Love the amish (August 8th, 2018 at 13:36)

    Love the amish

    We sell Lots of Amish products in our farm market and read all kinds of amish books.

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    Vickie Fehlinger
    Comment on I find the Amish fascinating. (August 8th, 2018 at 13:38)

    I find the Amish fascinating.

    Here in Northeast PA we try to patronize their businesses as much as possible…. Especially the Stoltfus family and the Smucker family. They are honest hard-working, honest individuals. individuals.

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    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 13:39)

    Dear Donald, I found your Q-and-A segment on Amish America very interesting, especially the part about solar energy. I live in Hanover, PA, and I’ve befriended some of the Amish merchants who work at the local Amish Markets. Also, I don’t live far from the new Amish settlement just outside of Jefferson, PA. Your book is a must read for someone like me!
    Best regards, Mike

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    Karen Tidd
    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 13:44)

    Simply Amish

    I have always interesting in their life and want to enjoy just one day to learn what Amish life is like. I think it amazing thing to do not live with technology today’s

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    Comment on Interested (August 8th, 2018 at 13:44)


    Hi, Mr. Kraybill,
    I submitted this once already but I don’t know if it went through. So, I’m submitting it again. I’m interested in knowing, what drew you to the Amish so many years ago and what started you on a career in leaning about them and their culture?
    Thanks, Linda

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    Stephanie H.
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 13:44)

    I have always been fascinated with the Amish people and their ways of living, so I know that I will enjoy reading this book of yours. Thanks for the chance of winning a copy!

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    Comment on Loved (August 8th, 2018 at 14:00)


    Learned a little more today about the Amish. Always enjoy learning more. Thank you. Cindy

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    Comment on Simply Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 14:19)

    Simply Amish

    I truly find the Amish interesting. I love how they come come together to accomplish many of their activities. I think that your new book will give insight into the lives of the Amish family.

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    Comment on unsubscribe from comments (August 8th, 2018 at 14:54)

    unsubscribe from comments

    I have unsubscribed to comments on this post twice but they keep coming. Can you fix This please. It is clogging my email. Thanks

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    Dianna Micklatcher
    Comment on Admiration (August 8th, 2018 at 14:58)


    I admire the Amish, and enjoy mingling with them at local auctions. I have a few friendly acquaintances among them. I enjoy reading more about them, their simple life, for information and leisure purposes.

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    Comment on Free Book!! (August 8th, 2018 at 15:04)

    Free Book!!

    Count me in 🙂

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    Jenny Propst
    Comment on The Q&A very informative (August 8th, 2018 at 15:05)

    The Q&A very informative

    I love learning about the Amish and have lived in an area close to a small community of Amish all my life. When I lived with my sister I lived in same community as them. My interest in the Amish started when I started reading Amish stories. I don’t know if Mr. Kraybill is familiar with Eastern Mennonite University in Harrisonburg Virginia that’s the area I’m talking about. I wonder if the Amish will be able to continue living as they have been the way things seem to be changing in the world. I will admit I love their way of life, slow paced. I love to how they put family first and take care of family members.

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    Larry Simon
    Comment on Godlyness through plainness (August 8th, 2018 at 15:05)

    Godlyness through plainness

    I have had interest in the Amish for over 30 years. The community they have is so biblical that it has always encouraged me to have better relationships and to visit people more often. Once I asked an Amish man what the difference was between being a baptist (which I was) and an anabaptist. He said a baptist was baptist on Sunday whereas an anabaptish was baptist seven days a week! Now that is a community. Thanks for all your postings.

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    Beth Hebert
    Comment on Amish Fan (August 8th, 2018 at 15:08)

    Amish Fan

    I would love to read this book! I have stayed with an amish family before and just love learning more about their culture and faith. Thank you!

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    Lori Foley
    Comment on 3 D Printer (August 8th, 2018 at 15:45)

    3 D Printer

    I have not personally viewed a 3 D printer. I am curious as to what they were being used for in the lantern shop?

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    Ali Workentin
    Comment on Great info (August 8th, 2018 at 15:47)

    Great info

    I enjoy reading your blog as you always have interesting information.

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    Steve Myers
    Comment on Great comunity (August 8th, 2018 at 16:15)

    Great comunity

    The Amish contribution is their community life from which we could learn . Their faithfulness,servanthood and strong family life set an example for all if us.

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    Comment on Simply Amish by Donald Kraybill (August 8th, 2018 at 16:39)

    Simply Amish by Donald Kraybill

    I would like to recieve a copy of: Simply Amish by Donald Kraybill. I am English and I believe it will help me to understand Amish Europe better because it is simply Amish. I hope to share it with my hoarding friend. Thank you very much for the Q & A Giveaway.

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    Pamela Miller
    Comment on Book (August 8th, 2018 at 17:25)


    This sounds like an interesting and informative book.

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    Comment on Give away (August 8th, 2018 at 17:30)

    Give away

    I’d love to receive this book!! Thank you !

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    Comment on The Fascinating Amish (August 8th, 2018 at 18:06)

    The Fascinating Amish

    I’m always interested in learning more about the Amish. When I was in Fort Myers Beach recently, I discovered an Amish family on the beach. They were there from Ohio for a short visit while the father measured a home for new cabinets he was building. They graciously spoke with me for a few minutes. It was one of the highlights of my vacation.

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    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 18:17)

    Hi! I love reading about the Amish. I am not sure why I am so fascinated by them. Maybe its their simple lives and less stress and our lives are so jam packed and stressful. I love how they make family time and want to spend time playing games.etc. I would love to win a copy of the book so I can read more about them. Thank you for doing this article.

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    Bonnie Schrock
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 18:47)

    Would love to read this book.

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    Lisa Frieman
    Comment on Thank you for insight (August 8th, 2018 at 20:21)

    Thank you for insight

    Thank you for such dedication to educating people on the Amish culture. I always learn something new and never stop being amazed at their adaptation to the changes happening around them. With technology growing so fast for us who have always been exposed-I have much respect for the Amish who are able to hold on to many of gheir ways.

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    Paul Anderson
    Comment on Donald Kraybill on Simply Amish (Q-and-A & Giveaway) (August 8th, 2018 at 20:32)

    I would love to read this book

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    Cheryl Kerr
    Comment on Interesting changes (August 8th, 2018 at 21:37)

    Interesting changes

    Interested in hearing more about how the Amish are finding ways to utilize technology yet stay within the boundaries of the Ordnung. They are a fascinating people!

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