11 responses to Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience
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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 16th, 2007 at 16:23)

    I read the “Riddle of Amish Culture” to try and learn more about the Amish – and I came away with more answers than questions. Very dissappointing to me.

    Kraybill tends to look at things from a Socieological point of view – which is okay I suppose but I wanted to find some theological meat about the Amish and what makes them tick from a religous stand-point.

    I recently found a book by a guy named Daniel E. Mast written back in the early 1900s. It is a book of Mast’s (who is Amish) collected writings entitled “Salvation Full and Free.” Its tough to find as I had to pull it off the shelf in an Amish store here – and I was fortunate to find one in English.

    Great book to really get into the nuts and bolts of Amish theology – why they do things the way they do and why they believe what they believe about a whole range of topics.

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 16th, 2007 at 16:33)

    Suppose I should rephrase my first sentence in that last post here. I meant to say “I came away with more questions than answers.” Must be my dislexia kicking in…

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    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 16th, 2007 at 20:46)

    Safety is important, but there are some things even more important. They can’t be learned without there being risks, too.

    The Amish theology might have something to do with their priorities.

    (I say this as a person who as a 12-year old nearly burned the house down in an attempt to care for my baby sister when I was put in charge of babysitting for her.)

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    Matthew
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 17th, 2007 at 06:35)

    That books sounds very interesting, Dave. Would you mind sharing which bookshop you got this in? I’ll be back on the road this spring and would like to add an Amish bookshop on my list of things to do.

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    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 17th, 2007 at 10:55)

    That book sounds very interesting! Too bad we don’t have it around this area!

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 17th, 2007 at 14:09)

    Matthew – I’ll get you the name and address next time I drive by there. Check back here in about a week.

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    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 18th, 2007 at 01:41)

    Guys, I need an Amish bookshop here in Poland. I am killing both my suitcases and my back lugging my library back and forth betwen continents :)

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    Nevah
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 19th, 2007 at 10:13)

    I was wondering how you found your job amongst the Amish commmunity? Do you have any resources to where I can find employment in other Amish communities as well? Thank you.

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    Comment on Finding jobs to be able to work with Amish (October 20th, 2007 at 08:55)

    Finding jobs to be able to work with Amish

    Hi Nevah, I don’t know that I have any formal resources that I can offer you–perhaps the Sugarcreek Budget may have some ads, or maybe the best way would be to look at posted ads in dry goods stores and the like in Amish areas. It would probably depend on what you would like to do. I have been in direct sales, so I basically just approached thousands of Amish people that I’d never met before, selling a Bible set called Family Bible Library along with some other children’s books. I absolutely love it, but I don’t know if that is what you’d be looking for?

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    Nevah
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (October 22nd, 2007 at 10:28)

    Thank you for the info.

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    Dave Carrig
    Comment on Listen to Levi: Amish Children and Obedience (December 12th, 2007 at 16:07)

    Matthew – sorry I haven’t responded sooner. I’d be curious to know if you checked back here – please reply if so.

    I drove by the book store today. It is on Leahcock road. If you are going west on 340 you turn left on Leahcock and go down about 5 miles or so – it is on the left. The turn is right by the winery (if you are familiar with the area) a couple of miles west of Intercourse.

    Again – sorry I took so long to respond. I forgot about this.

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