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The Amish Wayby Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver-ZercherJossy Bass/Wiley. 267p $24.95

The authors’ previous work, Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy, which recounted the shooting of schoolchildren in Nickel Mines, Pa., was a CBC selection in the fall of 2007 and became a national bestseller and a television movie. Drawing on the authors’ personal interviews and firsthand experience, their follow-up book, The Amish Way, probes the spirituality and practices of this fascinating culture and its adherents. Its 12 chapters offer a window into the meaning of community, living together, children and family, nature, evil and more.

“Is there anything the Amish can teach the rest of us about living meaningfully in the modern world?” the authors ask, as they listen closely to “the religious heartbeat that sustains [the Amish] way of life." This book will both surprise readers and challenge all people of faith to re-examine their own core values and way of life in a world full of distractions.

Three interesting and useful appendices cover “The Amish in North America,” an “Amish Lectionary” and “Rules of Godly Life.” 

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