Bible Study


The Amish Way:
Patient Faith in a Perilous World

Nov. 20, 2017 – Feb. 12, 2018
 (No classes on 12/25, 1/01, or 1/15.)
Monday Mornings at 9:30 – 11am or
Monday Evenings at 7:00 – 8:30pm
Room 3
What the Amish seek to do, perhaps more than any religious community in North America, is to create a society in which members learn to resist the world’s allures and desire the things of God. It is a way of life based on the teachings of Jesus who, in his Sermon on the Mount, reminded followers that no one can serve two masters. Is there anything the Amish can teach the rest of us about living meaningfully in the modern world? Childcare available upon request. Contact Rev. Stephanie for more information.

           This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective.

  • Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life
  • Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world
  • Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community

Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.