Chasing the Amish Dream (#01 in Plainspoken Series)
:Life in author Loren Beachy's Amish community brims with old-fashioned box socials, smart-alecky students, and pranks involving pink duct tape and black pepper. Meet the young women who manage to be late for church twice in one day and the...
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:Life in author Loren Beachy's Amish community brims with old-fashioned box socials, smart-alecky students, and pranks involving pink duct tape and black pepper. Meet the young women who manage to be late for church twice in one day and the man who plans to fight drowsiness by jogging beside his horse and buggy. Cheer for Beachy and his cousins in cut-throat baseball games, and join community members as they surround and support a family in their loss.
With the witty warmth of small-town storytellers like Garrison Keillor and Jan Karon, Beachy invites readers into his life as a creative, wise, and wisecracking Old Order Amish schoolteacher and auctioneer.
Hear straight from Amish people themselves as they write about their daily lives and deeply rooted faith in the Plainspoken series from Herald Press. Each Plainspoken book includes ?A Day in the Life of the Author? and the author's answers to FAQs about the Amish.
Loren Beachy is an Old Order Amish auctioneer, schoolteacher, and newspaper columnist. He lives with his parents and eight siblings in northern Indiana and enjoys fast horses, strong coffee, and hot peppers.
- :~~author?s Note</br></br>one Day In The Life Of The Author</br></br>part I: Autumn</br>1 Late For Church</br>2 Bouncy Belinda</br>3 The Defeat Of Chipper Chester</br>4 Box Social</br>5 A Sister?s Logic</br>6 A Borrowed Bike And A Wheeled Chair</br>7 Wet Biking</br>8 The Gifted Lloyd Yoder</br>9 Lloyd Yoder Reprise Part</br></br>ii: Winter</br>10 If You Get Out Of Your Buggy, Get Ready To Run</br>11 Spelling Bee Jitters</br>12 Wisecrack Wanda</br>13 That Gilligan Can Run</br>14 Auctions And Pranks</br>15 The Whiteboard Wars</br>16 The Pen Is Mightier Than The Breakfast Burrito</br>17 The Grand Canyon In Winter</br>18 The Children Of Israel Enter Rural Topeka</br></br>part Iii: Spring</br>19 School Visitation</br>20 Sign Your Notes, Smarty!</br>21 Wisecrack Wanda?s Slump</br>22 Mudville Madness</br>23 The Shellacking</br>24 Murder Mountain</br>25 My Friend, The Legend</br>27 The Brick Landed In Pennsylvania</br>28 God?s Quilt</br></br>part Iv: Summer</br>29 Windy Willy</br>30 The Best West Quest</br>31 Golden Gate Bridge</br>32 How Do You Play Basketball?</br>33 Conquering Upper Yosemite Falls</br>34 Final Legs Of The Best West Quest</br>35 Hay Bales</br>36 Canoe Chivalry</br>37 Bucket List</br></br>faqs About The Amish: The Author Answers</br></br>the Author</br>