11 responses to Ira Wagler on Growing Up Amish: 6-book giveaway
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    Mona (Kentucky Lady).
    Comment on Ira Wagler on Growing Up Amish: 6-book giveaway (January 7th, 2012 at 16:53)

    I also have read Ira’s book, it really is a good book,but one person asked him why he wasn’t driving a horse and buggy now and he said you’ll have to read my book to find out…….guess I need to read the book again, as I don’t remember that either…..so hope to win a copy……I noticed some of these comments are from 2011 is this contest still good ?

    Also Ira. if you’re reading this, after I read your book, I emailed you on your blog and commented on your book, and I never heard from you !!!! Are you that behind in your responding???That must have been about 6mos. ago…..still haven’t read all of your blog as the writing is so small…..

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    Teresa
    Comment on Enjoyed your book (January 7th, 2012 at 20:44)

    Enjoyed your book

    Hi Ira, I just finished reading your book and found it interesting. Do the Amish people really think they are the only people that will get to heaven? What about the rest of us?

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    Glenn Schrock
    Comment on Is it true faith or dead works? (January 9th, 2012 at 15:12)

    Is it true faith or dead works?

    I grew up Amish and finally left it for good 20 years after, being baptized in 1983.I enjoyed your book especially because of some relations to your situation and setting.
    My conclusion was that it is a religion upholding works and not faith.Do you claim both for it or only one of them?Or how much respect should we have for a religion that is against the spirit of God.I can respect the people whatever they may believe in.Even if it is a door knob.But I cannot respect the faith if it is not divine.1Jn.2 If I have misunderstood this part of your book or if I am wrong in my understanding please help me out.Thank you.

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    Don Corley
    Comment on Similarities with Free Holiness in the South (January 17th, 2012 at 14:07)

    Similarities with Free Holiness in the South

    Dear Ira,
    I just finished reading your book, Growing Up Amish, and I was very impressed. My heart was touched by the pain you endured at the hands of those who are supposed to be Christ-like. Many of us have been hurt by “the church” and yet we can’t seem to leave it because it’s so ingrained in us. It’s a part of who we are. Some of us identified with you on so many levels.
    If you should ever write another book, I would be glad to buy it and read it. I immediately went to the computer (after I read the book) and googled your name, and it brought me here. It was nice to see actual pictures of you. I wish you nothing but success and peace of mind. To many of us, you are a hero.
    Thanks, Don

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    Ada Car
    Comment on Hoping to read your book soon (April 23rd, 2012 at 00:20)

    Hoping to read your book soon

    I will look for it in the used book store and library. I am reading so much right now though but wish to learn more about Amish as my new home has Amish nearby. I want to be a good neighbor so I am reading and reading.

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    Judy Farkas
    Comment on I loved your book (April 28th, 2012 at 21:01)

    I loved your book

    I live in the area you describe and have many Amish clients. But my question is about the pictures of your family. I was told (many times) that Amish do not allow their pictures to be taken.

    In fact, once I was in Topeka and I wanted to take a picture of a neat little buggy with passengers and they hid their faces and I was admonished by others not to take pictures.

    I live in Northern Indiana and your description of Topeka and Goshen were very famililar to me… it was a great read.

    I hope you have a wonderful life.

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    Susan Franks
    Comment on Thanks for your insight. (May 17th, 2012 at 18:47)

    Thanks for your insight.

    Thank you for your insight of the Amish community. I am interested in different Christian sects especially Amish. I am always finding fiction books that give me a peek into life in that community. I am reading a book titled “A Wedding Quilt for Ella” I especially like the work ethic in families. It seems to breed a real caring for others on a day to day basis.

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    Julie Tremblay
    Comment on interesting... :) (July 12th, 2012 at 16:48)

    interesting... :)

    Hi, thank you for this information about some of the things Ira went through in growing up Amish. I do like the simplicity of life that seems to be part of the Amish way of life. It kind of brings me back to my family when i was growing up. We were a large family and our families were farmers but my father was kind of moving away from that way of life (he had his own orchard but no other big farming type life like our relatives had). I loved that life and hanging out with my relatives alot, similar to what I’ve read in some stories of the Amish. Honestly, I like that alot more than the modern life, what I see around me and am not a big city person at all. I live in the country—and that’s just fine, thank you. LOL. I haven’t read Ira’s book but would love to and see if some of the family issues were similar to what I had seen, even though our faiths are different.

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    tina mccormack
    Comment on sarah miller (October 1st, 2012 at 19:32)

    sarah miller

    What ever happened to Sarah? is she happy now? is she married? does she still live in the same community? Did she marry someone who moved her from family to another community twice like your father did? I worry for Sarah.

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    Mona Greer
    Comment on Ira Wagler on Growing Up Amish: 6-book giveaway (October 2nd, 2012 at 11:25)

    Is this a new contest or what ? I noticed I had already commented on 1/7/12 ! But will enter to win a copy of this book, would love to have it and read it again…..like I said I seemed to have missed why you no longer drive a horse and buggy….so need to read it again :) it was a great book tho and I really enjoyed it, think you should write a follow up to it tho…..did you ever get married, etc. ?????

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    Faye Somer
    Comment on Ira Wagler on Growing Up Amish: 6-book giveaway (April 5th, 2013 at 07:25)

    This is a wonderful book . I have it on Kindle ,but would love to have a paperback for my collection. It would be nice to see Ira Ira write a second book ..I know it would sell just like the first..

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