Amish Grace

Amish Grace

How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy

Book - 2007
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"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 this 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 there is much more to know about the Amish as a people, as we discovered after the Nickel Mines incident. 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 are and how they live their faith." "Amish Grace explores the many questions the story raises about the religious beliefs that led the Amish to forgive so quickly. In a world where religion spawns so much violence and vengeance, the surprising act of Amish forgiveness begs for deeper consideration"--Book jacket
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2007
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0787997617 (cloth)
9780787997618 (cloth)
Branch Call Number: 364.152309 KRA
Characteristics: xv, 237 p. ; 24 cm

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Librarian_Deb May 22, 2017

An excellent coverage of the Amish reaction to the Nickel Mines school shooting. The authors show great understanding of Amish theology and thinking. The book is well written, allowing the reader to ponder the Amish way of practicing forgiveness. I found their example to be an inspiration and it challenged me in how I live my own life. I definitely recommend this to anyone interested in reading about the Amish, forgiveness, and Christian living.

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Emily_J_Black
Nov 22, 2012

I saw the movie and it's really sad. It's a good movie on forgiveness. I like it but I wouldn't recommend it for younger kids. It's a good movie though. How the Amish forgive Charles Roberts is a good reminder that there is no sin too great for God to forgive. And since He forgives us we should be willing to forgive others. (even when it seems impossible).

TJBookworm Oct 23, 2011

A wonderful read. The authors remain neutral, while describing the tragedy that occurred and explaining the Amish reaction to it. A very good book on forgiveness as well. It made me really think about what it means to me, while being honest about what it means to our culture. Highly recommend!

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vaivata
Jan 04, 2011

A great look at the first and only Amish school shooting and the delicate way in which Amish people live their lives and raise their children.

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Nov 22, 2012

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