212 responses to Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites
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    Nicole C.
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 13th, 2012 at 13:52)

    I would love to read this book.

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    Jessica G.
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 13th, 2012 at 14:31)

    I have had the pleasure of “meeting” Osiah Horst on MennoDiscuss and learning more about his Old Order Mennonite beliefs. I would be very interested in reading this!

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    Norma Fredrickson
    Research Paper (January 13th, 2012 at 16:06)

    Research Paper

    I am currently attending college and plan to do a research paper on the Amish community and feel that your book would be a good resource.

    Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy,

    ~norma

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    Betty Hamilton
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 13th, 2012 at 20:05)

    I would love to win this book. Thank you for the opportunity to win a copy!

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    janice ableitner
    book giveaway (January 13th, 2012 at 20:46)

    book giveaway

    Thank you for allowing the givaway. Just finished reading Celebrating Christmas.a good read.

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    Mary Ellsworth
    Osiah Horst Old Order Mennonites (January 13th, 2012 at 21:05)

    Osiah Horst Old Order Mennonites

    I would love to win one of the books as it sounds very interesting. I am always interested in reading about the Mennonites and the Amish, learning more about their customs and beliefs.

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    Connie Kiers
    What an interesting article!!! (January 13th, 2012 at 21:09)

    What an interesting article!!!

    What an interesting article. I would love a copy. It’s nice to see some Canadian posts every once in a while on Amish America. We often see these interesting folk when we travel to Kitchener Ontario to visit my brother and when we go to the Farmers’ Market in St. jacobs

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    Connie Kiers
    What an interesting article!!! (January 13th, 2012 at 21:10)

    What an interesting article!!!

    What an interesting article. I would love a copy of the book. It’s nice to see some Canadian posts every once in a while on Amish America. We often see these interesting folk when we travel to Kitchener Ontario to visit my brother and when we go to the Farmers’ Market in St. jacobs

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    Connie Kiers
    What an interesting article!!! (January 13th, 2012 at 21:13)

    What an interesting article!!!

    What an interesting article. I would love a copy of the book. It’s nice to see some Canadian posts every once in a while on Amish America. We often see these interesting folk when we travel to Kitchener Ontario to visit my brother and when we go to the Farmers’ Market in St.Jacobs

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    Susan
    Learning more... (January 13th, 2012 at 21:37)

    Learning more...

    Thank you for this article! I always enjoy reading about the Amish as well as the Mennonites and learning about the similarities as well as the differences between the groups. My “dream” job is to be an anthropologist and am truly fascinated with these groups that continue to grow in spite of the English world around them. Hats and bonnets off to them! And a book would be much appreciated and I would really enjoy it!!

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    Jim
    Interesting (January 13th, 2012 at 22:18)

    Interesting

    I just discovered your site, Interesting info.

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    Nancy
    Osiah Horst book giveaway (January 13th, 2012 at 22:26)

    Osiah Horst book giveaway

    I would really like to read ..thank you

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    Amy Fields
    Very Good article (January 13th, 2012 at 22:26)

    Very Good article

    As always very good read! Would love to win a copy of the book!

    Amy

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    Johnda Scott
    3 book giveaway (January 13th, 2012 at 22:26)

    3 book giveaway

    Would love to win a copy of this book I always enjoy reading and learning about the Mennonite/Amish.

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    Interesting Website (January 13th, 2012 at 22:51)

    Interesting Website

    Would love to read these books, or at least borrow them. I live in the midst of many Old Order Amish neighbors whom I respect highly for their dedication and principles. Can these books be purchased anywhere?

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      Merry
      @ Cass (January 14th, 2012 at 11:20)

      @ Cass

      Mine from Amazon just arrived yesterday :) http://www.amazon.com/Separate-People-Insiders-Mennonite-Traditions/dp/0836191226/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1326558005&sr=8-1

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    Beverly
    Happy to See This! (January 14th, 2012 at 00:38)

    Happy to See This!

    I have an extensive library about the Amish but have found little relating to the more conservative groups of Mennonites and look forward to reading Mr. Horst’s work. Of course it would be lovely to get the 3 books! We have a small Plain Mennonite group here in northern Utah some hour and forty five miles from my house and I’d like to get to know more. Our group does not use the computer at all. No TV or radios either. They do use electricity and phones and drive cars. I’ve been deeply impressed with the quality of their nine years of education given in the most loving way imaginable. The results beat our huge public schools by miles. They have a small school that includes some “home school” students who are not Mennonite. If they were closer to home I’d love to go to church with them.

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    Mark Burr
    Canadian Perspective (January 14th, 2012 at 14:37)

    Canadian Perspective

    It is nice to read about an Ontario Old Order Mennonite perspective of their lifestyle. Just as some information in the news today, in the Mt. Forest OO Mennonite community where the author’s mother, Mrs. Horst still lives, 3 teenage brothers in a horse and buggy were struck by a pickup truck after dark near their home, and one of the boys was killed. So there is sadness in that community today. Mark Burr.

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      Mark Burr
      Buggy / Truck Accident / death (January 14th, 2012 at 18:45)

      Buggy / Truck Accident / death

      http://www.bayshorebroadcasting.ca/news_item.php?NewsID=42420

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    Lee Ellen Hicks
    Book (January 14th, 2012 at 15:39)

    Book

    Would love to win your book. May God Bless you

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    Kristy Schultz
    Book (January 15th, 2012 at 12:14)

    Book

    Sounds like a very informative book! Would love to read it!

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    Doris Scheibel
    Book (January 15th, 2012 at 12:47)

    Book

    Would love to read this book and add it to my library of Amish books.

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    PennyJjenkins
    Book Giveaway (January 15th, 2012 at 12:57)

    Book Giveaway

    I am fascinated with The Amish and the Mennonite people. I would love to read this book! Thank you for offering the opportunity to read it. God Bless!

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    ellen nugent
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 15th, 2012 at 13:03)

    would love to read this book,,i send away for all my amish and mennonite books,,as i live in england and they are very hard to find ,,

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    Nancy
    Books (January 15th, 2012 at 13:06)

    Books

    I would love to win any or all of your books. Would these be in a book store because I have a friend that wants to buy some.
    Thanks

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      Osiah Horst
      Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 18th, 2012 at 08:18)

      In reply to Nancy, not many bookstores have “A Separate people” at this point. The book was published by Herald Press about 11 years ago, and since there was still several hundred left and they were hardly selling anymore, I bought them all and am trying to distribute them myself. if anyone knows of a store that would like to sell them, I would be happy to sell wholesale as well.

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    Lori
    Mennonite Book (January 15th, 2012 at 16:11)

    Mennonite Book

    I would love to win this book!

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    Great read (January 15th, 2012 at 16:31)

    Great read

    Sounds like a great read. Thanks for the chance of winning.

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    Tammy Traxler
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 15th, 2012 at 16:34)

    I am always reading about Amish and Mennonites. I find the history intriguing. I would love to have these books that have been written by Osiah Horst. I looked for e-books but did not find any.

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    Esther
    Book Contese (January 16th, 2012 at 09:08)

    Book Contese

    Please enter me in the contest. Thank you!

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    Candy Duell
    Giveaway (January 16th, 2012 at 16:34)

    Giveaway

    I would love to win this book, thanks for offering it.

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    sarah
    would love to compare... (January 16th, 2012 at 16:40)

    would love to compare...

    would love to win a copy of this book to compare what i’ve observed from the oo amish in the community where i live to the oo mennonite…

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    (3-book giveway) (January 16th, 2012 at 16:48)

    (3-book giveway)

    So nice of you to have a giveaway. I would love to win it as i love reading about the Amish/Mennones.

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    Mark Grantham
    Amish and Mennonites (January 16th, 2012 at 16:52)

    Amish and Mennonites

    I had the wonderful pleasure of meeting a group of Old Order Mennonites and a group from the Amish community this summer. I was spending time with my mother,she lives in NW Pennsylvania. In her town of Fridays they have a small Farmers’ Market, I got to snickering, there were 2 booths with Amish farmers, on one side was an Old Order Mennonite and on the other side was a member of the local Church of the Brethern, and there was me, a Quaker, we had a sampling of the Nistoric Peace Churches!

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    Linda Cockrum
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 16th, 2012 at 16:55)

    I would love to win the book. I love reading about the plain life. I am Pentecostal and to a certain extent we live a separated lifestyle but not near as much as the Amish or Mennonites. A couple of years ago I never read because I thought I didn’t like to read but a lady at my church loaned me some Amish books. Since then I have purchased about 75 books to read. So if I don’t win this book I will probably purchase it.

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    Linda in Arkansas
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 16th, 2012 at 16:59)

    I would love to read this book. I never enjoyed reading until I was introduced the Plain Living books. I read daily now and love them. If I don’t win this book I will probably buy it.

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    Bev Ryder
    I am looking foward to reading this book (January 16th, 2012 at 17:26)

    I am looking foward to reading this book

    Learning about others is very interesting to me. My husband and i drive around wisconsin a lot and stop at many Amish/Mennonite farms to buy baked goods and other items. I have always wanted to ask questions but realize that it must seem rude so i don’t. Reading this book seems like a great way to get some of my questions answered :)

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      Judy
      Osiah Horst (January 17th, 2012 at 11:27)

      Osiah Horst

      I am just now starting to understand a little about the differeence between AMish and Mennonite folks. The interveiw was most intereseting.

      Bev, we live in MN, but get to WI fairly often and are always on the lookout for Amish settlements.. Could you share with me some of the little towns that have Amish settlements? I would be very grateful. We were there this fall, but many places were closed, though we did get to a GREAT bulk food store.

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        Bev Ryder
        Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 17th, 2012 at 18:48)

        Judy,
        we have found alot in the cashton area and down closer to madison and janesville also in cashton there is a place called down a country road, she i a lady who has many amish friends and give her items to sell i have a link for her place. we like to go there but also drive around the area to shop at their farms. also if i remember right some a over by

        http://www.downacountryroad.com/

        here is a great link for lists :)

        http://www.uwec.edu/geOGrApHY/Ivogeler/w188/utopian/amish-data2.htm

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          Judy
          Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 18th, 2012 at 15:53)

          nesboro area. And we did go to an excellent Elderhostel which had a good Amish study component (a few years ago) at Green Lake conference center. I’m not quite sure if that is still offered, but if you are interested, I can check it out. Do you know any Amish restaurants/home meals in that area? I made lots and lots of calls before we went but I couldn’t come up with anything. Thanks so much for getting back to me, Bev — I was so hoping someone would. Judy

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    Jennifer Gilligan
    Osiah Horst on Old Order Mennonites (January 16th, 2012 at 18:46)

    I would love the opportunity to win these 3 books. I have read alot of Amish books and would love the chance to learn about the OO Mennonites.

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    Amsey Horst
    The internet makes for a small world (January 22nd, 2012 at 15:49)

    The internet makes for a small world

    Well I am too late for the giveaway but that’s OK as I already have the book and 20 others by the same author. I am Osiah’s older brother. Every so often I punch his name into Google to see what comes up. Dad would never have had a computer or internet connection. I on the other hand spend much time searching and reading. Ironically you would be hard pressed to find more than about one reference to my name and dad’s name comes up over and over again. In his retirement he wrote over 20 books. Most of them were self published. I just did a search and found 13 titles on Abe’s Books for a total of 79 books. Most of them are not in their inventory but rather from booksellers who have listings on their website. These books are all about Mennonites, most are specifically about Mennonites in Waterloo County, Ontario, Canada.
    If you type Abe books Issac Horst into Google you will find dad’s books, mainly used but a few new ones. They are listed by book sellers from Canada, USA, UK and Germany. Some are as low as $1.00. But please if “A Separate People” is what you are interested in buy them from the writer’s son.

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    Nancy
    Mennonite books (January 22nd, 2012 at 17:18)

    Mennonite books

    Awww to bad we didn’t live closer just think of the borrowing we could do. :) But I sure will be checking on the net because I live just in London, ON so should have some luck with little positing.

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