My People, the Amish: The True Story of an Amish Father and Son by Joe Keim
In My People, the Amish, Joe Keim paints a detailed picture of life behind the bonnets and buggies. More than a biography, this is an honest look at the heart-warming traditions that mingle with the deep-rooted legalism of the Amish community in Ashland, Ohio.
Born, raised, and baptized in an Old Order Amish church, from childhood Joe Keim was taught that if he didn't follow the twenty-two-page ordinance letter that governed his community, there was no way he could get to heaven. What started as a path of rebellion led Joe and his wife Esther to a caring group of Englisher Christians who would love them like family and show them how to live out their new found faith in Jesus Christ.
I found this book to be fascinating. I love how Joe relates not only his own personal life into this book, but also different aspects of ministry into this book as well, chichis makes this book such a sweet treat. I love that his ministry doesn't convert Amish people to become Englishers, but allows them the choice to do so if they want too. And, if they want to, then they can by getting a drivers license, a job and going back to school. I love how this book incorporates different aspects of Amish living as opposed to non-amish living. This book is very educational and will expand your understanding/ working knowledge of the Amish culture. It will help you gain a different perspective you didn't know before. I found this book to be insightful and inspirational. I give this book a 4.5/5 stars. Thank you to the publishers for providing me a complimentary copy. A favorable review was not required.