The Miting

The Miting : An Old Order Amish Novel

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Leah is seventeen and Amish. Like many her age, she has lots of questions, but the temporary flight of freedom known as rumspringen is not the answer for her. She does not desire Englisher fashion, all-night parties, movies, or lots of boyfriends. Leah is seeking to understand her relationship with God, to deepen and broaden her faith by joining a Bible study hosted by an ex-Amish couple. She wants to know why Amish life is the only lifestyle her family accepts, why the church has so many rules, and . . . most disturbing, how godly men can allow her best friend to be abused in her own home. In the pressure-cooker environment of church and family, Leah is not allowed to ask these questions. When finally she reaches the breaking point, she walks away from the Old Order Amish life that is all she has known. Though adapting amiably to the Englisher world, Leah is tormented with homesickness. Returning to the community, however, entails a journey of pain and sorrow Leah could never have imagined. The miting--shunning--that will now be Leah's unendurable oppression every day is beyond her most devoted attempts to believe or understand. All the bishop and her family ask is that she abandon her practice of reading the Bible. Is that a price she is willing to pay?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 22mm | 339.99g
  • Kregel Publications,U.S.
  • MI, United States
  • English
  • 0825443008
  • 9780825443008
  • 1,177,178

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-The Miting is an enlightening story of heartache and love, sacrifice and faith--one that made me consider what I'd be willing to do to be true to my God, my Savior, and my beliefs.---Sharon Gillenwater, author of The Callahans of Texas series (10/01/2014)show more

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