A sensitive and realistic look at the spiritual life and practices of the Amish This second book by the authors of the award-winning Amish Grace sheds further light on the Amish, this time on their faith, spirituality, and spiritual practices. They interpret the distinctive practices of the Amish way of life and spirituality in their cultural context and explore their applicability for the wider world. Using a holistic perspective, the book tells the story of Amish religious experience in the words of the Amish themselves. Due to their long-standing friendships and relationships with Amish people, this author team may be the only set of interpreters able to provide an outsider-insider perspective. Provides a behind-the-scenes examination of Amish spiritual life Shows how the Amish practices can be applied to the wider world Written by authors with unprecedented access to the Amish community Written in a lively and engaging style, The Amish Way holds appeal for anyone who has wanted to know more about the inner workings of the Amish way of life.
Young healer Sarah Mast always hopes for the best. But her betrothed's return from working Englischer oil rigs is confirming her worst fears. She no longer recognizes Edward King as the honorable man who's been courting her--someone who now wants his people to sell their precious mountain land to a drilling company. And no matter how appealing his touch, she can't see a future for them. Until a misunderstanding and the laws of the Old Order leave them no choice but to wed. Living together in Sarah's simple log cabin, surrounded by the love and faith of the mountain Amish, Sarah and Edward will have a heaven-sent chance to truly know each other for the first time . . .
Joseph King has good reasons to work an oil rig far from his beloved Ice Mountain . . . and to mind his own business. He hopes to protect his younger brother Edward from worldly influences. And maybe he can finally forget how yielding to temptation forced him to leave home in disgrace. Still, no honorable Amish man would let Priscilla Allen and her four year old daughter remain homeless, living out of their car. And how can he not be drawn to the feisty waitress's bravery and hidden strength . . . Offering Priscilla a home on Ice Mountain as his wife in name only gives her a place to start again. For Joseph, it's also an unexpected chance to regain his reputation and standing in the community. But Priscilla's warmth, caring, and determination to adjust to Amish society are renewing Joseph's long buried hope. Now as his guilt and her wrenching secrets threaten the fragile trust growing between them, they will need the riskiest of miracles to put the past to rest--and fulfill a promise only love and renewed faith can bring.
The keys to better business from a thriving group of business owners-the Amish Business can be discouraging. According to US Department of Labor figures, only 44 percent of newly-opened firms will last four years. Amish firms, on the other hand, have registered a 95% survival rate over a five-year period. And in many cases, those businesses do remarkably well-as Donald Kraybill writes: «the phrase 'Amish millionaire' is no longer an oxymoron.» Success Made Simple is the first practical book of Amish business success principles for the non-Amish reader. The work provides a platform of transferable principles–simple and universal enough to be applied in the non-Amish world, in a wide variety of business and management settings. Learn how to develop profitable and fulfilling enterprises as Amish explain how to build fruitful relationships with customers and employees, prosper by playing to strengths, and create an effective marketing story Includes interviews with over 50 Amish business owners outline the role of relationships in business and the importance of the big picture-taking in long-term goals, the welfare of others, and personal integrity Offers ideas on practical application of Amish business practices to non-Amish businesses, with bullet summaries at the end of each chapter reviewing the most important take-away points With a focus on relationship-building and the big picture, Success Made Simple offers business owners everywhere the tools for better, smarter, more successful enterprises.
Iidse Induse oru salapärase kadunud kultuuri kunagine uhke impeerium seisab silmitsi tõsiste ohtudega. Nad kannatavad ka pidevalt laastavate terrorirünnakute all, kuna neile täiesti vastandlik naaberimpeerium näib olevat sõlminud liidu põlualuse ja pahelise rassiga, mis koosneb väärarengutega inimestest, kellel on hämmastavad võitluskunstide oskused. Ainus lootus on iidne põlvest põlve korratav legend: "Kui kurjus jõuab oma suurimatesse mõõtmetesse ja kõik tundub olevat kadunud, siis ilmub teie sekka kangelane." Kuid kas tõesti see tahumatu Tiibeti immigrant Shiva ongi kauaoodatud kangelane? Kas ta üldse tahab nende kangelane olla? Mis paneb mehe oma saatusele alistuma, kas armastus või kohusetunne? See on esimene raamat Shiva triloogiast, rahvusvahelisest bestsellerist, mida on hakatud juba nimetama “India Sõrmuste Isandaks”.
KELLY LONG Baking Love on Ice MountainNewly married, Clara Mast and Daniel Kauffman have little to give but love during their first Christmas season together. But generous hearts are always willing to be creative in this "Gift of the Magi" inspired story.JENNIFER BECKSTRAND The Christmas Bakery on Huckleberry HillWhen shy Katie Rose Gingerich's dat sends her to Huckleberry Hill to secure a marriage proposal, she never expects to long for carefree Titus Helmuth--or to hope that he might want to spend every Christmas with her...LISA JONES BAKER THE SPECIAL CHRISTMAS COOKIEA charity auction, an unexpected friendship, and a stubborn spirit combine in an unusual courtship.