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Mary Christner Borntrager books on growing up Amish relaunched

Mary Christner Bontrager was 67 years old when her first book, Ellie, was published in 1988 by Herald Press. Her children and grandchildren always begged to her to tell stories about growing up Amish, and so she wrote Ellie in response. 

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A Shared Understanding of Church Leadership now available

A newly revised polity manual, A Shared Understanding of Church Leadership: Polity Manual for Mennonite Church Canada and Mennonite Church USA, has been released as a working document. It is a joint effort of the two denominations.

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John Paul Lederach book on conflict republished as Reconcile

John Paul Lederach, professor of international peacebuilding at Notre Dame’s (Ind.) Kroc Institute, has updated his landmark book on reconciliation, now being republished as Reconcile: Conflict Transformation for Ordinary Christians.

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Old Order Amish cook pens column of recipes and family life

Lovina Eicher, an Old Order Amish cooking columnist for the past 12 years, is now syndicating her popular cooking column with MennoMedia under a new name, “Lovina’s Amish Kitchen,” which began July 1.

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New womens Bible study guide released

How can women support each other with compassion? How can women be present with each other making life transitions? Terri J. Plank Brenneman, PhD, takes a look at these and other scenarios in the latest women's Bible study guide, Practicing Presence.

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New Anabaptist curriculum launches August 31, 2014

The new Sunday school curriculum called Shine: Living in God’s Light for fall quarter 2014 is now available from publishers MennoMedia and Brethren Press.

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New study options added to Kids Can and With the Word series

New Bible studies on the books of Genesis and Mark have been released from MennoMedia in the “With the Word” series, as well as focused children’s studies and activities called Kids Can Speak Up and Kids Can Celebrate.

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New history of the Conservative Mennonite Conference to be released

Nathan E. Yoder has written Together in the Work of the Lord: A History of the Conservative Mennonite Conference, to be launched in July at Conservative Mennonite Conference’s (CMC) annual conference in New York state. Commissioned by the CMC Historical Committee, the book has been over eight years in the making. Herald Press is releasing the book as part of its Studies in Anabaptist and Mennonite History series

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Church purchases Shine On: A Story Bible for every child in the church

Harrisonburg Mennonite Church has purchased 80 copies of Shine On: A Story Bible, the largest order to date of a new multiculturally-illustrated children’s Bible storybook to give to each child in their church in grades kindergarten through five.

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New edition of globally minded Extending the Table released

Extending the Table cookbook, the second in the World Community Cookbook series commissioned by Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) and published by Herald Press, is being rereleased with new recipes and many more color photos than in the original edition. 

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