A moving memoir about growing up Amish! Offering an inside look at his childhood among the Plain People, Eicher recounts his life in the community of Aylmer, Ontario; his family's years in Honduras and their return to America; his struggle with stuttering; his conversion to Christ; and his reasons for departing the Amish faith. 256 pages, softcover from Harvest.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 256 Vendor: Harvest House Publishers Publication Date: 2013
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0736950060 ISBN-13: 9780736950060 Availability: In Stock
Bestselling fiction author Jerry S. Eicher (nearly half a million books sold) turns his pen to a moving memoir of his life growing up Amish.
Jerry's mother was nineteen years old and nine months married when he was born. She had received Grandfather Stoll's permission for the wedding because she agreed to help out on the farm the following year. However, with Jerry on the way, those plans failed.
Jerry recounts his first two years of school in the Amish community of Aylmer, Ontario and his parents' decision to move to Honduras. Life in that beautiful Central American country is seen through an Amish boy's eyes--and then the dark days when the community failed and the family returned to America, much to young Jerry's regret. Jerry also tells of his struggle as a stutterer and his eventual conversion to Christ and the reasons for his departure from the childhood faith he knew.
Here is a must-read for not just Jerry's fiction fans, but also for readers curious about Amish life.
Jerry Eichers bestselling Amish fiction (more than 210,000 in combined sales) includes The Adams County Trilogy, the Hannahs Heart books, and the Little Valley Series. After a traditional Amish childhood, Jerry taught for two terms in Amish and Mennonite schools in Ohio and Illinois. Since then hes been involved in church renewal, preaching, and teaching Bible studies. Jerry lives with his wife, Tina, and their four children in Virginia.
Imagine an Amish woman teaching her son about sexual mores while they wait for new tires to be put on the station wagon transporting them home. Throw out your stereotypesthis is Amish life through Eichers eyes. Eicher (a bestselling author of Amish fiction including the popular Hannahs Heart series) takes readers back through his memories of childhood, those hazy years when time drags. The tale follows his family from 1968 to 1977, when they left the rules (or ordnung) of Amish society in Aylmer, Ontario, to start a new community in Honduras. Eicher unveils surprise after surprise, from his fathers being robbed at gunpoint to Eichers keeping a pet monkey as well as the realization that the Amish were the economic elite among their Third World peers. Readers will find they can, perhaps unexpectedly, relate to the politics of the Honduran Amish community and Eichers own struggles with stuttering and depression. Fans of his fiction will fall in love with the characters that form the basis for his novels. (Feb.) 2012 Reed Business Information