Wednesday, November 17, 2010

All Things Amish

Donald Kraybill released two new books last month: The Amish Way: Patient Faith in a Perilous World, and A Concise Encyclopedia of Amish, Brethren, Hutterites, and Mennonites. Over at Amish America, Erik Wesner is giving away 5 copies of the Encyclopedia, so if you’re interested in all things Amish, head on over and leave a comment on the post in order to be entered in the drawing. Both books promise to be up to Kraybill’s usual standard of excellence.

In fact, while you’re checking that out, you’ll also want to check out Erik’s book, Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive for some excellent insights into how to run a successful business.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Antrim Mennonite Choir

I just found these videos featuring the Antrim Mennonite Choir on YouTube, and they are so lovely I just had to share.

How beautiful that they sing the original versions of these old hymns, not as they were later edited. This version of Rock of Ages is the one I remember growing up in the Howard-Miami Mennonite Church.

I found the album, Amazing Grace, and additional albums by this choir at Scroll Publishing Company. Amazing Grace includes 18 hymns and is on sale, so it's well worth the price. What a blessing to find these!