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  • Series: Growing Up in An Amish-Jewish Cult
  • Paperback: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Baker Trittin Press (June 15, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0978731646
  • ISBN-13: 978-0978731649
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.5 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,024,746 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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For nearly five centuries, communities in the Anabaptist- Mennonite tradition have affirmed a high view of scripture, a life shaped by strict ethical practices, and a visible church whose members are separated from the world. Such Christian virtues can also have a shadowy side. In this fascinating and troubling narrative, Patricia Hochstetler tells of her life in and Old Order splinter group where these traditional Anabaptist themes - in the manipulative hands of a power-hungry leader - led an Amish community into a downward spiral of isolation, fear, and emotional violence. Told from a child's perspective, this gripping story leaves readers hungry to see how it will conclude in subsequent volumes. --John D. Roth - Professor of History, Goshen College.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on May 6, 2008
Format: Paperback
No one plans to join a cult, reminds Author Patricia Hochstetler, who tells us her story in "Growing Up in an Amish-Jewish Cult: Book One: Delusion". People seek to be closer to God, and to bring their family with them as to protect them from damnation. And all too often, power hungry manipulators take advantage of this - and that is how cults are formed. Told from a child's perspective, the story of "Growing Up in an Amish-Jewish Cult: Book One: Delusion" is especially heart-wrenching as the simplest questions with the simplest answers such as "Why Can't I play with a doll?" goes unanswered. "Growing Up in an Amish-Jewish Cult: Book One: Delusion" is highly recommended to any who want to learn about the phenomenon of cults and for autobiographical community library collections everywhere.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Beth Tebe on July 9, 2012
Format: Paperback
I wish I could give this book a higher rating, as I appreciate the author's commitment and effort in telling her story. The story itself is fascinating, but, unfortunately, the writing is pretty dry and difficult to follow. It needs a good polishing along with a thorough edit.
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By itwhat? on October 6, 2012
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Informative but I feel it did not tell enough of the story. More could have written. It was recommended to me by an Amish person.
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