Amish Books from Other Publishers
In addition to carrying all of the publications of Pathway Publishers, we carry other books by Amish and Mennonite publishers, which are listed below:
This book answers the most common questions people ask about Amish and Mennonites, such as “How long have they been around?,” “Why do they dress differently,” and “Can others join them?”
Paper. 96 pp. $6.95
Living Without Electricity
Stephen Scott. Have you ever wondered how the Amish manage life without many of the inventions most people take for granted? How do you light up a room without electricity? How do you run a machine shop without electricity? What do you do for entertainment without a television? How do you farm without a tractor? How do you get hot water without electricity or natural gas? This book provides an insightful look into Amish life and the ingenious ways they have a good life without many of the modern inventions we take for granted.
156 pp. paper. $7.95
Quiet and Peaceable Life
If the “plain people” of North America are to be understood in terms of their own concerns, we must consider sympathetically their own expressions and the biblical cadences they echo.
Having maintained, with the tolerance of their society, a simple life as “the quiet in the land,” these folk still prize such passé virtues as modesty, humility, and obedience to God’s will, as interpreted by a disciplined community of faith.
94 pp. Paper.
Why do They Dress That Way?
Stephen Scott. This is the first comprehensive book about why more than 150,000 persons in North America wear plain clothes for religious reasons.
160 pp. Paperback.
Puzzles of Amish Life
Anyone who has been around the Amish has no doubt made a number of puzzling observations: They cannot drive cars, but they can pay others to drive them. They allow electricity generated by solar panels, but not if it’s provided by a power company. They are not permitted to have telephones in their homes, but they can use a phone booth located outside their house. They use modern farm machinery – so long as it is pulled by horses.
Although all of these things seem contradictory and arbitrary, in reality there are wise and well-thought-out reasons behind all of them.
126 pp. paper. $7.95