Valerie Weaver-Zercher

Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds Available for Pre-Order

Another milestone! Bonnet Strings: An Amish Woman’s Ties to Two Worlds is available for pre-order — Yay! Here’s how you can pre-order your copy: You can go to AmazonYou can pre-order it directly from Herald PressOr if you want a signed copy shipped directly from my house, you can go to my website and place an order there. Within a few days, …

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The Waning Days of Summer

My head is bursting with the joy of the unknown. My heart is expanding a thousand fold. ~ Rumi I have watched one gorgeous late-summer, early-autumn day go by my window after another. This is the time of year I love — these days when the temperature is perfect, and the air is crisp. I even like the slanted light …

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Travels

This past week David and I drove to New York City. I had an interview with a Brazilian documentary company. The director wanted to get my perspective on the Amish concept of time. It was a great interview. It’s amazing how many different philosophical directions that topic can take. David and I had a short visit with our son, Paul, …

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Another Authentic Anabaptist Voice

Shirley Showalter grew up on a Mennonite farm in Pennsylvania. Her parents recognized that her intellectual curiosity could not be squelched, so they supported her in acquiring a college education. She started her academic career at Eastern Mennonite College (now Eastern Mennonite University). These are down-home beginnings for someone who has accomplished so much in her lifetime — becoming a …

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Review of “Thrill of the Chaste” by Valerie Weaver-Zercher

  I recently was given a copy of the book Thrill of the Chasteby Valerie Weaver-Zercher, in exchange for visiting one of Dr. Donald Kraybill’s classes. I had known that Weaver-Zercher was studying Amish romance novels, so I looked forward to this publication, for I want to understand the reason for so much interest in this subgenre. For anyone not …

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