9 responses to Who are the Andy Weaver Amish?
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    Richard Lee Dawley
    Comment on Higher retention in more conservative groups (June 12th, 2011 at 19:37)

    Higher retention in more conservative groups

    My current non-fiction book, Amish Reader, explores some of the differences even within communities. This is democracy in action with bi-annual open forums held after church service for the baptised.

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    Comment on Who are the Andy Weaver Amish? (June 13th, 2011 at 13:08)

    Hi Richard, sounds like an interesting book, what communities did you research in?

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      Richard Lee Dawley
      Comment on My books (April 7th, 2013 at 19:04)

      My books

      All my books are sold out and I will not reprint. At 78 years old, I’m cutting back on activity. Writing is the easy and fun part of publishing. Marketing is the hardest—as you well know. I have your book.
      I still do PowerPoint talks, and get hired as a step on guide to 5 southeast WI Amish communities as day trips to spread the word as to who the REAL AMISH are.
      Richard Lee Dawley
      Amish Insight
      New Berlin, WI 53151

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    Fran Handrick
    Comment on Amish Reader (December 20th, 2011 at 07:24)

    Amish Reader

    I’d be interested in more details of this book, Amish Reader, which Richard E Dawley posted on June 13th 2011. I realise it’s 6 months ago, but I’ve only recently begun to read this site in detail. Many thanks. Fran

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      Richard Lee Dawley
      Comment on Amish Reader book (April 7th, 2013 at 19:09)

      Amish Reader book

      Fran Hedrick,
      Sorry I’m also late answering your comment. I do not watch facebook regularly. All my Amish REader books are sold out, as well as all the other 7 books I wrote about my experiences with the Amish, Mennonites, and Hutterites.
      I still make talks to groups, and am a step-on-guide for groups that get the bus. I have 5 settlements in SE Wisconsin that enjoy my tours.
      Richard Lee Dawley
      Amish Insight
      New Berlin, WI 53151

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    tiffany rangier
    Comment on book (August 6th, 2012 at 10:20)


    this does sound like a good book

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    Comment on Who are the Andy Weaver Amish? (December 22nd, 2012 at 09:23)

    I reread the Andy Weaver / Dan Church Amish article again, and an odd question struck me. Well, I thought it was odd. Is Mister Andy Weaver still alive today? Is he still involved in the leadership of his community?
    I thought maybe since he was active in the 1950s he’d have a chance of still being around today as a reasonably elderly man.

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    Allyson L
    Comment on Who are the Andy Weaver Amish? (December 23rd, 2012 at 19:11)

    Not sure I ever read this article before.
    I have a friend that is a memeber of the Dan May Church (Andy Weaver Church) I find it interesting how critical they can be towards the Swartzentrubers when in essence they are truly not that different…very slight differences. The better part is when I have stayed with them for a couple days then go to my Old Order Friends and how modern it seems things are at the OOA home!!
    The one thing I thought was laughable was that the Dan May can not believe that the Swartz would use kerosene laterns…yet…the DM use Solvents to cook with…light the home…more flammable than kerosene!!

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