6 responses to What’s your favorite Amish book?
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    Fran Handrick
    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish book? (September 27th, 2012 at 19:11)

    Since i’m working on my Ph.D on Changes in the Lives of Amish women, I’ve read all of the non-fiction books mentioned and a few more. If I had to pick one, then I really enjoyed and learned a lot from Richard Stevick’s book, Growing Up Amish. I’ve ready it twice. Earlier tonight, I just got back from almost 3 weeks fieldwork in Holmes County and am now planning a second trip to Pennsylvania and Ohio next June, and then probably another trip to Ohio and maybe Indiana in September next year. It’s all so interesting.

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      Comment on What’s your favorite Amish book? (September 28th, 2012 at 09:10)

      Fran great to hear it is going well, and looking forward to seeing your work.

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      Comment on Growing up Amish (November 5th, 2014 at 09:49)

      Growing up Amish

      I agree, this is the best book I have read in a long time.

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    Patty Tolliver
    Comment on What's your favorite Amish Book? (September 28th, 2012 at 10:46)

    What's your favorite Amish Book?

    I just finished a trilogy by Tricia Goyer that was absolutely amazing. Not my first. I have at least 50 to 60 Amish fiction books by Tricia Goyer, Amy Clipston, Shelly Shepherd Gray, Beverly Lewis, Wanda E. Brunstetter, Kathleen Fuller, Barbara Cameron to name a few. I also have the History of the Amish by Stephen Nolt and book by Suzanne Fisher Woods that talks about the simpleness of Amish life and how we can incorporate that into our lives. I have learned so much through these books and have a deeper understanding, appreciation and respect for their faith and their lifestyle. I looke forward to learning more.

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish book? (February 26th, 2013 at 07:13)

    When I was younger, I enjoyed Lois Lenski’s SHOO-FLY GIRL, published in 1963, and MATTIE MAE by Edna Beiler, 1967.

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    Comment on What’s your favorite Amish book? (February 26th, 2013 at 13:21)

    My Dad is a book collector and he recently gave me Shoo-Fly Girl. What a great read! I loved the simple pencil drawings in each chapter as well.

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