Sequel to Rosanna of the Amish
A richly-detailed account of Amish life and how the sons of “Rosanna of the Amish” turned out. Joseph W Yoder writes of his own brothers and people: as one who left the plainest of the Amish, he speaks honestly of the shortcomings, and passionately of the beauty of the Amish way of life.
It’s all here: quiltings, frolics, weddings, auctions, barn raisings, church services, visiting, hard work, schools and love.
Learn why Amish don’t need fire insurance or government aid; why there is little unemployment, crime or divorce among the Amish; why there are so many splinter groups; why some practice “the ban”; historical beginnings and relationship to ancient asceticism. Unusual tests and notes for Amish songs, poems in “Pennsylvania Dutch” with translations.
Paperback, 276 pages. In very good preloved condition with the exception of a name on the first page.