Called to Be Amish depicts journey from head majorette to Old Order

Fewer than one hundred people have joined the Old Order Amish—and stayed—since 1950. Marlene C. Miller is one of them. Miller is the author of a new Herald Press book entitled Called to Be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order. She joined the Amish church as an adult and has been an ardent member of the Old Order Amish for 46 years.

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New release from Herald Press explores Lamentations and Song of Songs

Many religious leaders, philosophers, and writers have noted a definite connection between joy and sorrow in human life. A new biblical commentary called Lamentations, Song of Songs explores this same connection through vivid scriptural focus.

Lamentations, Song of Songs was released by Herald Press in mid-February and joins the acclaimed and beloved Believers Church Bible Commentary series.

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New history of Mennonites and Amish in Ontario published

Conestoga wagons carried Ontario Mennonite settlers to the tangled forests of the Niagara Peninsula in the late 1700s. Since then, their descendants and more recent arrivals to the hamlets and cities of Ontario have sought promised lands of faithful living, peaceful communities, and religious freedom.

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More-with-Less: Changing the world, one recipe at a time

With one simple idea, a movement was born. As the classic cookbook of thrift and Christian compassion, the More-with-Less Cookbook has given generations of cooks healthy basic recipes that are gentle on the budget and mindful of those who are hungry.

A new 40th anniversary edition of the bestselling More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre is planned for 2016.

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Herald Press author helps launch Iowa I Grew Up Country Day

“I Grew Up Country Day” is the brainchild of two authors who grew up a thousand miles apart but who shared remarkably similar experiences growing up on family dairy farms in the 1950s. Carol Bodensteiner captured her experiences in her memoir Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl (Rising Sun Press, 2008). Shirley Hershey Showalter’s life as a Mennonite on a Pennsylvania dairy farm is recorded in Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets the Glittering World (Herald Press, 2013).

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Mennonite Community Cookbook Celebrates 65 Years with New Edition

Mary Emma Showalter’s famed Mennonite Community Cookbook has been educating readers for years, both in quality, hearty cooking, and in the importance of tradition. Herald Press released a 65th anniversary edition of the book on Feb. 2.

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Classic series for new and expecting parents re-released

Soon-to-be parents are never short on advice from relatives, parenting blogs, friends, or even strangers who spot a baby bump or new stroller. The classic Meditations series from Herald Press has been reaching new parents for decades, providing beautiful and concise readings that touch new or expecting parents at a faith-based level many advice columns do not achieve.

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Ebook edition of The Mennonite Quarterly Review to be published

MennoMedia has partnered with The Mennonite Quarterly Review to make the January 2015 issue of MQR available in ebook format. This particular issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review is devoted to the theme of sexual abuse—and the related motifs of discipline, healing, and forgiveness

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Message Received: Hearing Gods Call chosen as VBS 2015 theme

Message Received: Hearing God’s Call is the new MennoMedia vacation Bible school material for 2015. It features five Bible stories that highlight biblical characters who heard God call them—Samuel, Esther, Mary, Jesus’ disciples, and Lydia. They responded to God’s call, changing their lives forever.

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David E. Hostetler, longtime editor at Mennonite Publishing House, dies

David E. Hostetler, age 84, died at the home of his son, Marc Hostetler, on Sept. 24, 2014, in Reinholds, Pennsylvania, from complications of Parkinson’s disease. He served from 1955-1969 with Mennonite Board of Missions in Brazil, where he planted and pastored several churches, founded a chain of four Christian bookstores, and worked with publishing and literacy work. He and his wife, Rose, were associated with the Brazilian Mennonite conference, Associação Evangélica Menonita (AEM).

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