Woman, how divine your mission!” penned the poet W. R. Wallace, “for the hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world.” But rocking the cradle is not always an easy task, for many mothers find the joy and wonder of a baby’s birth to be offset by weariness, frustration and a lack of time or energy for spiritual nourishment. The Hand that Rocks the Cradle was birthed because of the more complete truth that “the hand that rocks the cradle needs the Hand that rules the world.”
With the arrival of your child, your life has changed forever. You’ve felt its highs and lows. And whether this is your first child or your fifth, you face added adjustments and responsibilities. More than ever, you need the Hand of the One Who rules the world—Jesus Christ.
With high hopes John Rittenhouses’ parents join the surge of Mennonites into the American frontier. The Master Craftsman carves out young John’s faith and character in this budding wilderness where medical help is scarce and hard work, danger, and Indians are plentiful.
Will John’s sister Meg ever walk without pain? Should they stay on the homestead with warring Indians pouring over the mountains? John worries about his wild red-haired uncle Dan when he joins the army against Grandpa’s wishes. Then Dan is captured by the Indians. Will he ever return? But most importantly, will he repent of his wicked ways and give his heart to Jesus Christ before Grandpa dies?
Thousands of years ago, God Himself gave us His very words. First, we received them engraved upon stone by God's own hand. Later, He spoke through His faithful prophets. Originally on sheep skin and later on papyrus scrolls, Jewish scribes meticulously scripted each word.
Today, we have endeavored to preserve an appreciation for those ancient scrolls. These one-of-a-kind Bibles are printed in King James format on 400 feet of tear-proof, parchment-colored substrate, displayed in a finely crafted finger-jointed hardwood housing. Truly precious beyond words, the Holy Scriptures are the essence of life; God's very breath. This extraordinary scroll will bring with it a unique user experience and make a very special gift that will be cherished for generations.
Johnny Miller grew up in an Old Order Amish family, but he often quipped that he was Out of Order Amish. His early and constant doubts about the Amish faith and lifestyle lead to a desperate choice; but even as he leaves his family and the life he’s known behind, he is not sure whether he’s headed for life and hope or destruction and damnation.
17-year-old Miriam Miller is the youngest of three generations of Amish cooks. In the Wooden Spoon Cookbook she shares her favorites. Heirloom favorites like her grandmother’s Bob Andy Pie (see page 55), her mother’s Homemade Bread (see page 4), and her own Soft Batch Cookies (see page 95). Miriam is already well acquainted with the good feeling connected to her family’s (as well as their guests’) compliments after a delicious home-cooked meal.
Welcome to the warmth of her kitchen woodstove. Gather round the table to a hearty Amish meal. Experience life from the Wooden Spoon perspective!
How were the Anabaptists martyred for their faith?
Read these amazing accounts of God’s faithfulness to His children.
The Story of Felix
Roses from Heaven
Dirk to the Rescue
Visit from an Angel
Leonhard and the Flower
Miracles and Courage
Visitors from Afar
The Anabaptists Flee
Alaska is a state three times the size of Texas and has a landscape like no other state in the U.S. The adventure of Alaska is there, waiting to be explored and savored.
But it is also 4,000 miles from Leroy and Esther Stoll’s home in Indiana. They won’t get to Alaska in their horse and buggy, and the driver they had planned on was unable to make the trip.
So they pieced together a chain of transportation on land and sea—each leg of the journey using public transportation instead of private vehicles.
And, finally, they were in America’s great frontier of Alaska!
As a farewell to good friends, Johan and Margaret Blankenburg travel with Karl & Susie to the Rotterdam Port. Here Karl and Susie plan to sail for the land of freedom—America.
Johan and Margaret awaken and rush to the deck. Something is dreadfully wrong. Oh, why did we ever agree to sleep on this ship? How will we cope with the birth of our firstborn in such dangerous circumstances?
Its' the beacon of faith that keeps this young couple on course when the sea of life turns difficult and dangerous. It guides them to the power to forgive their enemies. It’s where their eyes turn when turning is impossible on the Voyage of No Return.