Am I too young and my future too promising to become a hunted martyr for Jesus Christ? Is it right that I leave the Catholic Church? Mass? My family? My friends? Can’t I just serve God quietly without being re-baptized? Is it right to read the “forbidden book” in my own language?
The dark bloody battle of the sixteenth-century Reformation rages in the hearts of young Margriete and her closest friend, Grietje. Go with them as they decide if they are willing to pay the cost of the crown.
Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer…be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life. Revelation 2:10
A lot of time and creativity are poured into making good food for the families, the community, and the many visitors of the Greenville, Pennsylvania Amish community. In The Farmhouse Kitchen we’ve cooked up a storm of recipes to give you the very best in Amish kitchen cooking.
Most of our community has roots in Holmes County, Ohio, the largest Amish community in the world, which is renowned for its great meals. The 578 recipes in The Farmhouse Kitchen honor those great food traditions of our heritage.
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?
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!