26 responses to In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English
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    tammy
    Comment on This is an interesting book (April 6th, 2015 at 06:05)

    This is an interesting book

    One of our Amish friends lent us his copy of this book to look over. It was very interesting. Thank you for your comments and summary of it.

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    Linda
    Comment on Thanks (April 6th, 2015 at 06:33)

    Thanks

    Thanks. Enjoyed reading and learning a little bit more about Amish beliefs.

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    Al in Ky
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 06:50)

    Interesting post, especially the information about how the cost is
    subsidized. I had wondered how Pathways could sell the books so low-priced. (No need to include me in the drawing. Thanks.)

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    Margaret
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 07:47)

    Great information, Erik! Your posts teach us so many things. Thank you!

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    lincolnlady1121
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 08:12)

    There book is very interesting. I would love a copy of it.

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    Patsy H.
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 08:19)

    I love reading about the Amish!

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    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 08:33)

    I have a borrowed copy sitting on my desk. But if you want to give one away I’ll throw my name in. Save me from buying a copy. Who knows, maybe I can actually win two contests on here. :-)
    I am working with (doing the typesetting for him) a neighbor OO Amish minister who is starting a new magazine, which will include an article of the Dortrecht Confession each month. Once the first issue is out, maybe I can pass the info on about where to subscribe.

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    Barb Zimmerman
    Comment on Thanks for the Info (April 6th, 2015 at 09:02)

    Thanks for the Info

    It would be interesting to know what basis is used for the book and which communities set the standard. How much interpretative freedom do the Bishops have? I’m sure the local Nappanee, Indiana library already has a copy, but I could use a copy myself. It would be interesting to compare some of the doctrine to other churches in the area.

    • I don’t think I can answer your questions satisfactorily, but I can just say Amish are strongly guided by tradition, so if regarding the bishops question you’re referring to interpretations of Scripture, it’s more likely that they would defer to traditional understandings of text than get too creative with their own.

      I don’t know who exactly consulted on the creation of In Meiner Jugend though I assume it would be the people at Pathway and there’s a decent chance they would seek input from church leadership and/or other outside sources. In the intro to 1001 Questions and Answers, they refer to consulting with over 20 ministers and lay Amish in different communities, but that seemed more necessary in the case where they are making doctrinal statements versus what they are doing here, which is compiling widely-used texts (leaving aside making a new translation of the Dordrecht Confession, which is its own challenge).

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    Comment on lived in Indiana (April 6th, 2015 at 09:58)

    lived in Indiana

    I enjoyed reading a bible shared by an Amish Family. It was writen in German in the old German script. Thank you for sharing. Best wishes, Carl

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    Harriet
    Comment on Very Interesting (April 6th, 2015 at 10:21)

    Very Interesting

    What an interesting article! I would love to read the entire book. Thanks for all of your work, Eric!

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    Juanita Cook
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 10:43)

    This sounds very interesting…

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    Alice Mary
    Comment on Count me in (April 6th, 2015 at 10:44)

    Count me in

    I would love to win a copy. I already own copies of Rules of a Godly Life and 1,001 Questions. Even if I don’t win, I intend to order a copy.

    My “Amish” bookshelves are growing exponentially!

    Thanks, Erik.

    Alice Mary

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    Tammi M
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 18:05)

    Hoping to get a copy at some point. So much more interesting that the “Amish fiction” I’ve read! lol!

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    Gayle Grabowski
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 6th, 2015 at 20:36)

    I loved this book. A friend of mine lent it to me, and I must admit, it was only reluctantly that I gave it back. Thank you for the post and links!

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    Jerome
    Comment on Scroll Publishing (April 6th, 2015 at 21:35)

    Scroll Publishing

    Eric, yes scroll publishing is definitely a legit company. I have ordered plenty of books and cds from them, David Bercot has many teaching cds there from his study of the “early Christians”, which a lot of Anabaptist doctrines can be traced back to. That’s also where I renew my subscriptions to the pathway magazines since they accept credit cards, then they mail my renewal to Canada since I don’t use checks.

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    Derek J.
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 7th, 2015 at 07:59)

    I had a copy of this book and lent it to my brother in Chicago. That was 15 years ago and I’ve since forgotten about it. Thanks for this posting it has re-kindled my memory and I’d love to get another copy.

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    Leo B
    Comment on In Meiner Jugend: A Devotional Reader in German and English (April 7th, 2015 at 13:48)

    Would like to read it in English and try to read it in German, which I studied years ago.

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    Leslie
    Comment on Smart & Godly reading. .. (April 8th, 2015 at 14:50)

    Smart & Godly reading. ..

    So comforting to have a book like this to accompany one along their walk of faith. Thank you for sharing this. I really enjoy yoir blog.

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    Comment on In Meiner Jugend winner (April 9th, 2015 at 08:36)

    In Meiner Jugend winner

    Just drew a winner at random, #15 is what came up. Juanita Cook, congrats. Email me at ewesner@gmail.com and I’ll get a book sent to you.

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