Rumspringa To Be or Not to Be Amish

ISBN-10: 0865477426

ISBN-13: 9780865477421

Edition: Annotated 

Authors: Tom Shachtman

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"Rumspringa "is Tom Shachtman's celebrated look at a littleknown Amish coming-of-age ritual, the "rumspringa--"the period of "running around" that begins for their youth at age sixteen. During this time, Amish youth are allowed to live outside the bounds of their faith, experimenting with alcohol, premarital sex, revealing clothes, telephones, drugs, and wild parties. By allowing such broad freedoms, their parents hope they will learn enough to help them make the most important decision of their lives--whether to be baptized as Christians, join the church, and forever give up worldly ways, or to remain in the world. In this searching book, Shachtman draws on his skills as a documentarian to capture young people on the cusp of a fateful decision, and to give us "one of the most absorbing books ever written about the Plain People" ("Publishers Weekly").
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Book details

List price: $16.00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 5/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.638
Language: English

Tom Shachtman has written twenty-five books, including the best-selling "The Gilded Leaf" (with Patrick Reynolds), as well as documentaries for all of the major television networks.

A Note to the Reader
"Going Away"
"A Glory Old Time"
Straightforward Conversations"
Education: "Prepare for Usefulness"
Faith and Doctrine: "Stand Fast and Believe the Word as Written"
Shunning: To Keep the Church "Pure"
Farming: "The Ideal Occupation"
"Working Away"
"Women's Lib Would Have a Field Day Among the Amish"
Seeking Solutions
"Coming Home"-An Essay
Note
Selected Bibliography
Acknowledgments
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