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Growing Up Amish is the true story of one man's quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Readers will laugh, cry, and be inspired by this charming yet poignant coming of age story set amidst the backdrop of one of the most enigmatic cultures in America today - the Old Order Amish.
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Tyndale House
Publication Date: 2011
|Dimensions: 8.25 X 5.50 (inches)|
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One fateful starless night, 17-year-old Ira Wagler got up at 2 AM, left a scribbled note under his pillow, packed all of his earthly belongings into in a little black duffel bag, and walked away from his home in the Amish settlement of Bloomfield, Iowa. Now, in this heartwarming memoir, Ira paints a vivid portrait of Amish lifefrom his childhood days on the family farm, his Rumspringa rite of passage at age 16, to his ultimate decision to leave the Amish Church for good at age 26. Growing Up Amish is the true story of one mans quest to discover who he is and where he belongs. Readers will laugh, cry, and be inspired by this charming yet poignant coming of age story set amidst the backdrop of one of the most enigmatic cultures in America todaythe Old Order Amish.
Happily ex-AmishMiddlefield, OHAge: 25-34Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5Good ReadDecember 12, 2014Happily ex-AmishMiddlefield, OHAge: 25-34Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a very accurate portrayal of what it's like to grow up within an Amish community. I also grew up Amish, and this is one of the few books I've found that accurately describe life inside the Amish culture. Ira Wagler deserves praise for his courage in stepping out and embracing Christ's freedom. It is not an easy thing to do.
rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5InterestingJune 25, 2013rlighthousePAAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book was an interesting peek into the life of Ira Wagler who grew up Amish and graciously shared his story. Some things I already knew about the Amish way of life but there was so much new information that only someone growing up Amish would know.
AbbyMaineAge: Over 65Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5Not what I expected.November 2, 2012AbbyMaineAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 3Value: 3Meets Expectations: 3Not what I expected, not a real interesting story compared to so many others I've read.
Pete4 Stars Out Of 5Nice bookApril 20, 2012PeteQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed the book. Nice to learn some of the Amish lifestyle
melissancAge: 35-44Gender: female3 Stars Out Of 5bookMarch 12, 2012melissancAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3was ok, didnt give as much details about amish life as i was expecting, but again it is about his memoir not the whole communitys.