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Gathering at the Hearth : Stories Mennonites Tell - John E. Sharp

Gathering at the Hearth

Stories Mennonites Tell

By: John E. Sharp (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st June 2001
ISBN: 9780836191615
Number Of Pages: 223

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In biblical tradition collective memory shapes the character and values of people. These 28 stories reveal Mennonites' core values, who they are and want to be. Here you can read about peacemaking Native Americans, pioneer life, revolution in Russia, migration, optimistic David Toews, Annie Funk and the Titanic, a near hanging in Kansas, Orie Miller, dismantling racism, Emma Richards and Marilyn Miller, Peter Dyck, Mesach Krisetya, a new search for Clayton Kratz, and more. Mennonites from varied backgrounds and experiences tell their stories. Ordinary people draw together in heart and mind, sharing events that mark their life and faith showing how God works in extraordinary ways. 224 Pages.

Forewordp. 9
Prefacep. 11
Amish or Shawnee? The Hochstetlers of Northkillp. 15
A Cheyenne Legacy at the Washita Riverp. 21
Keeping House as We Understand Itp. 27
Escaping the Confederacyp. 31
David Goerz, Russian Mennonite Pioneerp. 37
Father Stuckey and the Central Conferencep. 47
David and the Promised Landp. 53
The Cherokee Runp. 63
Annie, the Titanic, and a School in Indiap. 71
Showdown in Burrton, Kansasp. 79
Revolution in Russiap. 87
The Bishops and the Nightingalep. 95
A Soft Voice Speaking Truth Saves the Dayp. 101
A Mennonite Imposterp. 105
Escape from Communismp. 113
Doing Good in Wartimep. 121
Presenting the Anabaptist Visionp. 129
Revive Us Again: Brunk Brothers Tent Revivalsp. 135
Out of the Storm Cloudsp. 145
French Fries and World Missionsp. 153
Come Sunday, Will We Be a True Communion?p. 159
A Wanderer Comes Homep. 169
The Threshold Is Highp. 175
A Fireproof Man Loyal to Christp. 181
Through the Eye of a Needlep. 189
Samuel's Storyp. 195
Drinking Anabaptist Tea and Other Tales of Integrationp. 199
In the Footsteps of Clayton Kratzp. 207
Photo Creditsp. 216
Notes and Story Creditsp. 219
The Editorp. 223
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ISBN: 9780836191615
ISBN-10: 0836191617
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 223
Published: 1st June 2001
Publisher: HERALD PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.93 x 13.67  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.3