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    DescriptionPraise for Amish Grace "A story our polarized country needs to hear: It is still grace that saves." - Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television "In a world where repaying evil with evil is almost second nature, the Amish remind us there's a better way. In plain and beautiful prose, Amish Grace recounts the Amish witness and connects it to the heart of their spirituality." - Sister Helen Prejean, author, Dead Man Walking "Faced with the notorious Amish aversion to publicity, reporter after reporter turned to the authors...to answer one question: How could the Nickel Mines Amish so readily, so completely, forgive? While the text provides a detailed account of the tragedy, its beauty lies in its discovery of forgiveness as the crux of Amish culture. Never preachy or treacly, it suggests a larger meditation more than apt in our time." - Philadelphia Magazine "This balanced presentation ...blends history, current evaluation of American society, and an examination of what builds community into a seamless story that details the shootings while it probes the religious beliefs that led to such quick forgiving. Recommended." - Library Journal "Professors Kraybill, Nolt, and Weaver-Zercher have written a superb book - a model of clear, forceful writing about a tragedy and its aftermath. They have an obvious affection for the Amish yet ask tough questions, weigh contradictions, and explore conundrums such as how a loving God could permit schoolgirls to be massacred." - National Catholic Reporter


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    Title
    Amish Grace
    Subtitle
    How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Donald B. Kraybill, By (author) Steven M. Nolt, By (author) David L. Weaver-Zercher
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 154 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 356 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780470344040
    ISBN 10: 0470344040
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP028
    Ingram Spring Arbor Market: Y
    Ingram Theme: RELI/CHRIST
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.0
    Ingram Theme: THEO/EVANGE
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T General Subject: 690
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25440
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: THEO/FUNDAM
    BIC subject category V2: HR
    Ingram Subject Code: RL
    Libri: I-RL
    Ingram Theme: CULT/MIDATL
    BISAC V2.8: REL015000
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    Ingram Theme: GEOG/PENNSY
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F3
    ECPA Christian Book Category: CHMCHLDNC
    DC22: 364.152
    B&T Approval Code: A13551000
    BISAC V2.8: REL002000
    B&T Approval Code: A13707800
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    B&T Approval Code: A13601060
    DC22: 289.73
    LC classification: BT795 .K73 2010
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    BISAC V2.8: TRU002000
    BISAC region code: 4.0.1.2.3.0.0
    Publisher
    John Wiley and Sons Ltd
    Imprint name
    John Wiley & Sons Ltd
    Publication date
    26 May 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Chichester
    Back cover copy
    Praise for Amish Grace"A story our polarized country needs to hear: It is still grace that saves."--Bill Moyers, Public Affairs Television"In a world where repaying evil with evil is almost second nature, the Amish remind us there's a better way. In plain and beautiful prose, Amish Grace recounts the Amish witness and connects it to the heart of their spirituality."--Sister Helen Prejean, author, Dead Man Walking"Faced with the notorious Amish aversion to publicity, reporter after reporter turned to the authors...to answer one question: How could the Nickel Mines Amish so readily, so completely, forgive? While the text provides a detailed account of the tragedy, its beauty lies in its discovery of forgiveness as the crux of Amish culture. Never preachy or treacly, it suggests a larger meditation more than apt in our time."--Philadelphia Magazine"This balanced presentation . . .blends history, current evaluation of American society, and an examination of what builds community into a seamless story that details the shootings while it probes the religious beliefs that led to such quick forgiving. Recommended." --Library Journal"Professors Kraybill, Nolt, and Weaver-Zercher have written a superb book--a model of clear, forceful writing about a tragedy and its aftermath. They have an obvious affection for the Amish yet ask tough questions, weigh contradictions, and explore conundrums such as how a loving God could permit schoolgirls to be massacred." --National Catholic Reporter
    Table of contents
    Preface. Part One. 1 The Nickel Mines Amish. 2 The Shooting. 3 The Aftermath. 4 The Surprise. 5 The Reactions. Part Two. 6 The Habit of Forgiveness. 7 The Roots of Forgiveness. 8 The Spirituality of Forgiveness. 9 The Practice of Forgiveness. Part Three. 10 Forgiveness at Nickel Mines. 11 What About Shunning? 12 Grief, Providence, and Justice. 13 Amish Grace and the Rest of Us. Afterword (2010). Interview with Terri Roberts. Appendix: The Amish of North America. Endnotes. Resources for Further Reading. Acknowledgments. The Authors. Index. Discussion and Reflection Guide. The Fetzer Institute.