Books on What the Amish Believe
Menno Simons: The Complete Works
Menno Simons did not start the Anabaptist movement, but he became one of their best known spokesmen and organizers. This is the best price we have been able to find on the complete writings of Menno Simons. Translated from the original Dutch into English.
455 pages. Hardback. $14.50
Dortrecht Confession of Faith
The Dordrecht Confession of Faith is a statement of beliefs adopted by Dutch Mennonite leaders at a meeting in Dordrecht, Netherland, on April 21, 1632. Its 18 articles emphasize belief in salvation through Jesus Christ, baptism, nonresistance, church discipline, feet washing, and avoidance of taking oaths. In 1725, Jacob Gottschalk met with sixteen other ministers from southeastern Pennsylvania and adopted the Dutch Mennonite Dordrecht Confession as their statement of belief. Here is the full text in booklet form.
42 pp. booklet. $1.50
This booklet is one of the best written works we have found on the subject of why God permits evil. It supports a biblical viewpoint that avoids the extremes of both Calvinistic predestination and secular humanism.
32 pp. booklet. $1.50
This small book is a collection of prayers from an Amish prayer book that dates back to 1708 or earlier. It can be used in daily devotions or on special occasions. The book also includes the Dortrecht Confession of Faith and “Rules of a Godly Life.”
124 pp. Hardback. $4.50
This book covers virtually every aspect of the Christian life: salvation, baptism, the new birth, faith, prayer, discipleship, non-conformity to the world, child training, courtship, dress, nonresistance, swearing oaths, worship, and numerous other topics. The answers are from an Old Order Amish viewpoint, and so this book serves as a handy reference book on Amish beliefs.
Dietrich Philip was a co-worker with Menno Simons, and he was one of the early leaders of the Mennonites in the Netherlands. Here is a collection of his spiritual writings.
539 pp. Hardback. $8.50
Why I Do Not Take The Sword
A personal true story and historical account of the Russian Mennonites during the Russian Revolution in World War I.
158 pp. $5.25
You will not soon forget this unusual book. Its gripping story is neither history nor prophecy. Rather, it is a challenge to the reader to examine the present and to be ready for the future. For those who take religious freedom for granted, this book will be a jolt.
167 pp. Paper. $5.25
Writings of David Troyer
David Troyer was an Amish bishop who lived between 1827 and 1906 in Holmes County, Ohio. This work contains his admonitions to his physical and spiritual descendants.
144 pp. Paper. $3.00