When among themselves, the Amish normally speak a German dialect, which is often called Pennsylvania Dutch. Their church services are also held in this German dialect. As a result, Pathway Publishers, publishes a number of books in German, which are listed below.
We have also included the primary school books that the Amish use to teach their children the fundamentals of Pennsylvania Dutch.
An Amish prayer book. $6.50
Anweisungen Zur Seligkeit D.E. Mast
The title means “Instructions to Be Saved,” written by D. E. Mast. This book is published in English under the title, Salvation Full and Free.
784 pp. Hardback. $11.00
A German storybook first published more than 100 years ago. It has gone through over 80 printings. The stories mostly use the exact words of Scripture. Questions follow each story. Illustrated.
293 pp. Hardback. $6.50
Das Neue Testament in Bildern
This book is a collection of 80 pictures with Bible verses under each picture. Verses are in both English and German.
80 pp. Hardback. $4.45
In Meiner Jugend
The title means “In My Youth.” This devotional work contains both the German and English texts for the following:
The Dortrecht Confession
The Apostles Creed
Rules of a Godly Life
Selected prayers from Christenpflicht
Selected hymns from the Ausbund
Various formularies for baptism
Various formularies for marriage
230 pp. Small-size hardback. $1.50 On Sale
Let’s Read German
This is a textbook designed to be used once a student has mastered the old Gothic typeface (taught in Let’s Learn German ). It contains interesting farm stories in the German language, written on a child’s level.
207 pp. Hardback. $7.50
Let’s Learn German Workbook for Beginners
This workbook is designed to teach children how to read the old Gothic typeface used in old (and some modern) Anabaptist German works.
80 pp. Workbook. $2.25
Liedersammlung B (Size 4/14 x 6 1/4)
This German songbook is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. Das Gingerich Buch. Contains red edges to the pages.
Liedersammlung G (Size 4/14 x 6 1/4)
This German songbook is 4-1/4″ x 6-1/4″. Das Gingerich Buch.
This is Martyrs’ Mirror in the German language.