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“1001 Questions and Answers on the Christian Life”
“In Meiner Jugend”
Both of these books come from Pathway Publishers, the Amish owned book publishing company in Ontario. You can order them online from scrollpublishing.com The first book is a Q & A book of Amish doctrinal positions. It does NOT, however, include a detailed look at the Ordnung, as each church district has a different Ordnung. The second is a collection of Amish writings including the Dortrecht Confession of Faith, The Apostles Creed, Rules of a Godly Life, prayers from the Christenpflicht (prayer book), Selected hymns from the Ausbund, Baptismal vows, and marriage vows.
This book has both the German and the English translations side by side.
Both books cost $1 each, I suspect that the shipping will cost a lot more than the books.
Other books of interest from Amazon or book store:
“Amish Society” by John A Hostettler
Old but still good
“The Amish Way” by Kraybill, Nolt, and Weaver-Zercher
“A History of the Amish” by Steven Nolt
just what it says
“The Amish: in their own Words” by Brad Igou
From articles in Family Life Mag. by real Amish writers
And for the diehard wannabe:
“Devoted Christian’s Prayer Book”
from Pathway, an English translation of the German prayer book used by the more traditional minded Amish.
If you really must go Amish, learn High German and read the High German Bible. Pathway sells a Bible with both English and German in the same page.
Good luck and may God be with you, you’ll need him.