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A Quiet and Peaceable Life: People's Place Book No.2 (Peoples Place Book #2) [Paperback]

By John Landis Ruth (Author)
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Item description for A Quiet and Peaceable Life: People's Place Book No.2 (Peoples Place Book #2) by John Landis Ruth...

John L. Ruth, a Mennonite storyteller/historian, captures the spirit of Old Order Mennonite and Amish groups in his essays, along with photographs, poetry, and quotations. If the "plain people" of North America are to be understood in terms of their own concerns, we must consider sympathetically their own expressions and the biblical cadences they echo. Having maintained, with the tolerance of their society, a simple life as "the quiet in the land," these folk still prize such passe virtues as modesty, humility, and obedience to God's will, as interpreted by a disciplined community of faith.

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Imagine raising six spirited kids on a grass farm. Today. Thatrsquo;ll test any mamarsquo;s strength. Dorcas Smucker and her brood live out their days in full view in this collection of musingspicking blueberries while watching for bears hoping for angels driving off the nearby freeway moving into the ldquo;thousandstory houserdquo; enduring 15yearold Mattrsquo;s lecture on respect while captive in the car. Then there was the fourweek road trip which Dorcas says ldquo;My sisterinlaw warned me would be like putting your whole family in a bathroom and staying there for three days.rdquo; Dorcas and her husband Paul are purposeful parents. But they arenrsquo;t perfect. Dorcas wonders if their marriage can endure when she and Paul canrsquo;t ever figure out what gifts to give each other. She tries to navigate her mild daughterrsquo;s development into a very certain self wondering ldquo;When do I give in and when do I stand firmrdquo;There are no recipes here. But there is story upon story. Dorcas has three daughters and three sons. And she has a voiceencouraging doubting entertaining but never taking herself too seriously. Often slightly offstride and with disarming humility Dorcas keeps finding resource in her life at home ldquo;Often the things we donrsquo;t know we need come into our lives without knocking.rdquo;

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Item Specifications...

Studio: Good Books
Pages   96
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.44" Width: 5.49" Height: 0.28"
Weight:   0.3 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Sep 1, 1997
Publisher   Good Books
Edition  Enlarged  
Series  Peoples Place Book  
Series Number  2  
ISBN  1561482323  
ISBN13  9781561482320  

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John L. Ruth is known an loved as a storyteller and historian. Captured by the spirit and past of his people, he has spent years interpreting, writing about and filming the tradition and faith of Mennonite, Amish and Hutterite groups. Ruth grew up in the Franconia area of eastern Pennsylvania. An ordained Mennonite minister, he spent much of his life in the world of English, graduating from Eastern Baptist College (now Eastern College), St. Davids, Pennsylvania, an dcopleting doctoral work in Englishand American literture at Harvard University in 1968. For 12 years he taught literature at Eastern College an the University of Hamburg, Germany. He has been involved with the production of films on the Amish (The Amish: A People of Preservation) and Hutterites, Mennonites of Ontario and Virginia, pioneer schoolteacher Christopher Dock (The Quiet in the Land), and the city of Strasbourg, France (Stasbourg: City of Hope). His books include biography (Conrad Grebel, Son of Zurich), history ('Twas Seeding Time: A Mennonite View of the American Revolution; Maintaining the Right Fellowship: The Narrative Account of Life in the Oldes Mennonite Community in America; a forthcoming history of the Lancaster Mennonite Conference) and four lectures entitled Mennonite Identity and Literary Art. He has also written the texts for two musical works, Christopher Dock and Martyrs Mirror. He an Roma (Jacobs) are the parents of three grown children.

John Landis Ruth has published or released items in the following series...
  1. People's Place Book

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Comprehensive Study  Nov 2, 2008
This is an excellent resource on the Amish culture for the adult reader. I did not find the reading level easy enough for the elementary students in our school, but it will be a comprehensive resource for the teachers.
Plain People and Simple Living.  Jul 23, 2007
This is an inexpensive little book that gives some information about the lifestyle of Plain People. I was pleasantly surprised to find that, in the USA, these groups are actually growing in members.

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