Called to Be Amish (#02 in Plainspoken Series)
:Fewer than one hundred people have joined the Old?Order Amish?and stayed?since 1950. Marlene C. Miller is one of them. In this rare memoir, Marlene recounts her unhappy and abusive childhood, how she throws herself into cheerleading and marching band, and...
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:Fewer than one hundred people have joined the Old?Order Amish?and stayed?since 1950. Marlene C. Miller is one of them. In this rare memoir, Marlene recounts her unhappy and abusive childhood, how she throws herself into cheerleading and marching band, and how she falls in love with Johnny, the gentle young Amish man who helps her lace her ice skates.
Against the wishes of both sets of parents, Marlene and Johnny get married and begin a family. Follow the author on this unusual journey to find out how God's love called her out of bitterness and depression and into the warm embrace of her new Amish community.
Accompany her as she dons an Amish dress and prayer covering and gets baptized. Learn how she endures the strain of ten children, a hundred-acre farm, and accidents and tragedy, and find out how she comes close to walking away from it all. Turning Amish has proven to be anything but plain and simple for this former majorette. But nearly fifty years later, Marlene is still living out God's call as an Old Order Amish woman.
- :introduction To Plainspoken . 9</br>author's Note . 11</br>a Day In The Life Of The Author . 13</br>part I</br>1. Prayers For A Blue-eyed Girl . 19</br>2. Longing For A Happy Family . 34</br>3. The Amish Ice-skater . . 46</br>4. Twirling, Singing, Cheerleading . 57</br>5. Graduation, Engagement . . . And Anguish . 65</br>6. Onders Of The World . 78</br>7. Kitchen-sink Conversion . 87</br>part Ii</br>8. Getting Dressed In Amish Ways . 97</br>9. An Amish Funeral, An Amish Birth . 105</br>10. Turning Toward A New Way Of Life . 112</br>11. Baptismal Victory In Jesus . . 121</br>12. Mini-farm Adventures . 130</br>13. On The Verge Of Leaving . . 146</br>part Iii</br>14. Our Hundred-acre Farm . 157</br>15. Choosing To Farm, Hosting Church . 171</br>16. The Bountiful Years . . 181</br>17. Wagon-wheel Miracle . 191</br>18. Feeding A Family Of Twelve . 199</br>19. An Amish Wedding . 208</br>20. A Tragic Accident . 222</br>21. From Generation To Generation . 235</br>marlene's Favorite Recipes . 247</br>faqs About The Amish: The Author Answers . 252</br>the Author . 255