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Separate and Peculiar/Bei Sich Selwer UN Ungwehnlich: Old Order Mennonite Life in Ontario/Alt Mennischde Weg Vun Lewe in Ontario (German Edition) [Paperback]

By Isaac R. Horst (Author)
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Pages   133
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.26" Width: 5.39" Height: 0.35"
Weight:   0.42 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 19, 2001
Publisher   Herald Press
ISBN  0836191463  
EAN  9780836191462  


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Isaac R. Horst, an Old Order Mennonite author, explains the customs, beliefs, and culture of his people in Ontario-in English and in Pennsylvania German. How do they function? How can they be happy living such austere lives? Host presents his community through the story of a typical boy. Menno Martin grows through childhood at home, on the farm, and in school. He attends Sunday services, goes to youth singings, takes instruction classes, and is baptized as a member of the church. Menno farms, courts and marries Grace, and goes through the lot to be a preacher. Join the excitement of a barn raising: "All together! Ready? Yo heave!" Eavesdrop as Grace describes quilting to Menno. Get a taste of butchering day. Learn what it is like to experience full submission and peace with God's people.

Publishers Description
Isaac R. Horst, an Old Order Mennonite author, explains the customs, beliefs, and culture of his people in Ontario-in English and in Pennsylvania German.

Horst presents his community through the story of a typical boy. Menno Martin grows through childhood at home, on the farm, and in school. He attends Sunday services, goes to youth singings, takes instruction classes, and is baptized as a member of the church. Menno farms, courts and marries Grace, and goes through the lot to be a preacher.

Join the excitement of a barn raising. Eavesdrop as Grace describes quilting to Menno. Get a taste of butchering day. Learn what it is like to live in an Old Order Mennonite community.

Includes black-and-white drawings illustrating a typical farm home, arrangements for a wedding, a Mennonite meetinghouse, a barn raising, buggies, and clothing details. There is also a glossary of typical Mennonite terms.

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With vivid language and eyewitness detail  Sep 12, 2001
In Separate And Peculiar: Old Order Mennonite Life In Ontario, author Isaac Horst, an Old Order Mennonite, thoroughly explains the customs, beliefs, and culture of his people in Ontario - both in English and in Pennsylvanian German. This bilingual presentation shows the Mennonite community through the eyes and story of a typical boy, Menno Martin, who matures over time at home, on the farm, in school, and at church. Eventually he marries Grace and becomes a preacher. Vivid language and eyewitness detail bring to life what it is like to live in an Old Order Mennonite community, from barn raising, quilting, and butchering day to youth singings and being baptized as a member of the church. With black-and-white illustrations, a glossary of typical Mennonite terms, and a captivating point of view, Separate And Peculiar is strongly recommended reading for anyone with an interest in the Old Order Mennonite community.
 

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