Chasing the Amish Dream
My Life as a Young Amish Bachelor
Published by: MennoMedia
Imprint: Herald Press
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.
<p>“These firsthand accounts of Amish life by Loren Beachy should not be missed! Anyone with an interest in the Amish or in humor will love this unusual rendering by a young and very spirited Amish man. I’m buying my hubby a copy!”</p> ~Cindy Woodsmall, Reviews
<p>“For years I have harbored a secret desire to join the Amish. Now I can chase my Amish dream through this wonderful book by Loren Beachy. This treasure of a book has taken me into their homes, and them into my heart. What a jewel of a story.”</p> ~Philip Gulley, Reviews
<p>“Loren Beachy is such a charmer! Reading through these delightful stories of life as an Amish bachelor, I felt like I was with Loren at an old-fashioned box social, a farm auction, and all the places and spaces he occupies in his plain community. Jump in the buggy with Loren Beachy and you’ll take to this book like a rabbit to a carrot patch.”</p> ~Lorilee Craker, Reviews
<p>“Beachy’s witty and charming stories capture the joy and delight of Amish life.”</p> ~Donald B. Kraybill, Reviews