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!
Are you a Rose in a Pitcher or a Tulip in a Vase?
Sally Pickard and Brenda Dulmage have created five temperament types and then use a beautiful Vessel to symbolize each temperament. They also use a lovely Flower to portray each of the seven ways you function. They then present a pretty, feminine word-picture of a Flower inside a Vessel, which describes the characteristics of who you are, like a Daisy in a Basket or a Dogwood in a Velvet Box.
Their material helps you see yourself as a specific Vessel and Flower and realize how God planned it especially for you. It helps you understand yourself and others in your life.
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.
Johnny Miller is home again, farming the land he loves in a quiet Amish community in Ohio.
But although he’s not physically wandering, he is still wondering. Wondering why he is restless. Wondering why he feels that some piece of his life is not yet in place. Wondering why, when he was medically “dead,” he was met by his wife, who told him his time to enter Heaven had not yet come—he was still needed on earth.
This third and final book of the “The Wanderers” series follows Johnny’s wandering to a place where he finally finds home.