The remarkable response of the Amish Community to the horrific shooting of ten schoolgirls at Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania in October 2006 stunned the larger world. Amish Grace tells the incredible story of this community’s reaction to the senseless shooting and explores its profoundly countercultural practice of forgiveness.
Outsiders often hold a stereotypical view of the Amish as a stubbornly backwards people—a view rooted in the picturesque images of buggies, beards, and bonnets. But the community’s collective and radical act of forgiveness—the loving and compassionate response to the shooter and his family—gives us insights into who the Amish truly are and how they live their faith. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration.
- It will soften your heart, I loved it! Very humbling.
Life changing! In a nation full of Christians who talk about their faith, these people actually live it out. After listening to the Amish motivations for why they do things differently I was greatly convicted for having judged these people previously by the impression that hollywood gives us. This book is my new favorite and I will be going through it again. It gave me great clarity to the new covenant and Jesus words from the Sermon On The Mount.
These people don't preach 'be Amish', but by their actions they strive to be humble before Christ and your own community, and it inspires me to the same. I am hoping to find more books about this wonderful people group.
- Couldn't finish it.
This book would be good for someone wanting to learn about Amish religious practices and culture. I thought it would be interesting but it moved way too slow for me and the reader sounded like a computer - monotone. I couldn't take it any longer after the first couple of chapters.