Mennonite Books

Mennonite Books

Listed in alphabetical order by title of book. See also Pathway books.


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This book answers the most common questions people ask about Amish and Mennonites, such as "How long have they been around?," "Why do they dress differently," and "Can others join them?"
Paper. 96 pp.

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An audio account of the history and beliefs of the Anabaptists—from their origins during the Reformation in 16th century Europe down to the changes in the 19th century and continuing through today. Bercot not only relates history but explains what made the Anabaptists so special.
70 min. CD

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$23.95 The Anabaptist Story
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W. R. Estep. This standard introduction to the history of Anabaptism by noted church historian William R. Estep offers a vivid chronicle of the rise and spread of this vigorous, important stream in Christianity. This 3rd edition of Anabaptist Story has been substantially revised and enlarged to take into account the numerous Anabaptist sources that have come to light in the last half-century as well as other scholarly research on Anabaptist themes that have appeared more recently.

332 pp. Paper.
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$4.95 CD: The Anabaptist Vision
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The Anabaptist Vision was a message preached by Harold S. Bender at Columbia University in 1943. It is a radical Christian manifesto calling Christians back to the kingdom message of Jesus Christ. As Bender explains, “The Anabaptists were concerned most of all about a true Christian life, that is, a life patterned after the teaching and example of Christ.” This is Bender’s original message, read by Dean Taylor, author of the recent best seller, A Change of Allegiance. more.

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$9.95 Coals of Fire
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This stimulating book contains 17 true stories about Christians who returned love for hate and good for evil. It takes courage to live by Jesus’ teachings of loving our enemies and returning good for evil. Sometimes the results are dramatic—and a former enemy becomes a friend. Very powerful and moving. Suitable for both teens and adults.
127 pp. Paper.


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Dietrich Philip was a co-worker with Menno Simons, and he was one of the early leaders of the Mennonites in the Netherlands. Here is a collection of his spiritual writings.
539 pp. Hardback

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David Luthy. Dirk Willems is one of the best-known Anabaptist martyrs of all time. Anyone who has read his story in the Martyrs Mirror cannot help but be moved by it. Arrested for his Christian beliefs, he escaped from the castle dungeon and dashed across the frozen moat to safety. However, the guard pursuing him broke through the ice and was drowning. Moved by love, Dirk went back and pulled the drowning man to safety. However, the guard arrested him . . . more.
Large 8-1/2 x 11 hardback. 82 pp.

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The Dordrecht Confession of Faith is a statement of beliefs adopted by Dutch Mennonite leaders at a meeting in Dordrecht, Netherland, on April 21, 1632. Its 18 articles emphasize belief in salvation through Jesus Christ, baptism, nonresistance, church discipline, feet washing, and avoidance of taking oaths. In 1725, Jacob Gottschalk met with sixteen other ministers from southeastern Pennsylvania and adopted the Dutch Mennonite Dordrecht Confession as their statement of belief. Here is the full text in booklet form.
42 pp. booklet.

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This is a collection of gripping, but true stories about the first generation of Anabaptists in the Netherlands. The stories, although dramatized, are all taken from historic Anabaptist source books, such as Martyrs Mirror.
252 pp. Paper.

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$6.50 Pathway: Fire in the Zurich Hills
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The true story of the first Anabaptists in Zurich, Switzerland. A flowing account of the birth of Anabaptism—that reads like a novel.
351 pp. Paper.

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チューリッヒ丘を駆け抜けた情熱―迫害下に生きたスイス・アナバプテストの物話― (Fire in the Zurich Hills by Joseph Stoll)

チューリッヒにおける初期スイス・アナバプテストの実話。本書ではアナバプティズム(再洗礼派)の誕生が読みやすい歴史小説の形で語られている。著者(スイス・アナバプテストの末裔)は、当時の裁判記録やその他の一次資料を丹念に調べた上で、十六世紀のチューリッヒで実際に起こった出来事を紙上に再現しようと試みている。十六世紀において、真の信仰に生きることは容易なことではなかった。そしてそれが容易でないのは、今世紀でも同じである。払うべき代価―全身全霊を込めた献身と、神への従順―は、現在でも変わらない。教団・教派を越えて、全ての真摯なキリスト者に勧めたい一書。


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Leonard Verduin. The gripping account of the struggle of freedom of religion—from the days of the early Christians through the times of the Waldensians, Anabaptists, and other groups. Includes the account of those who fled to the New World for freedom of religion, leading up to the First Amendment and its guarantee of freedom of religion.
382 pp. Paper.



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The author was a 19th century Reformed minister who lived in Berne, Switzerland. He thoroughly researched the history of the Anabaptists in the Berne canton, and he writes with great empathy for them. He describes their imprisonment, sale as galley slaves … more.
504 pp. Hardback.

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This booklet explains the history of the Dortrecht Confession and how it came down to the Anabaptists of today. The Dortrecht Confession of the Anabaptists stands in contrast to the statements of belief produced by the major Reformers.
44 pp. booklet.

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$7.95 Living Without Electricity
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Stephen Scott. Have you ever wondered how the Amish manage life without many of the inventions most people take for granted? How do you light up a room without electricity? How do you run a machine shop without electricity? What do you do for entertainment without a television. How do you farm without a tractor? How do you get hot water without electricity or natural gas? This book provides an insightful look into Amish life and the ingenious ways they have a good life without many of the modern inventions we take for granted.
156 pp. paper. $7.95

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This is the most-widely read Anbaptist (Mennonite) book of all time. This massive work contains three early Mennonite confessions of faith, accounts of Christian martyrs from the days of the apostles up to the time of the Reformation, and accounts of Anabaptist martyrs up through the early 17th century.
1157 pp. Large hardback.



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115 Engravings from Jan Luyken

Jan Luyken was a noted 17th century Dutch artist, who furnished the copper etchings for Martyrs Mirror. These illustrations depict the martyrdoms of faithful Christians throughout history, including the 12 apostles, the early Christians, the Waldensians, and the Anabaptists.

This CD-ROM contains in JPEG and TIFF formats, all of the original 104 engravings for Martyrs Mirror, plus 11 additional martyrdom scenes. These pictures are royalty free and can be used for websites, newsletters, books, screen savers, or any other purpose you desire.
1 CD ROM disc

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This is a study guide to the Martyrs Mirror, designed to be used by both high school students and Sunday School classes for adults and youth. While reading the Martyrs Mirror by itself is an enriching experience, this study guide will open your eyes to many things you would have otherwise missed. Includes questions for discussion, school exams, or personal review.
149 pp. Oversize 8-1/2 x 11 paperback.

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$14.50 Pathway: Menno Simons: The Complete Works
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Menno Simons did not start the Anabaptist movement, but he became one of their best known spokesmen and organizers. This is the best price we have been able to find on the complete writings of Menno Simons. Translated from the original Dutch into English.
455 pages. Hardback

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"My Testimony" and "The New Birth"

In this CD, David Bercot reads two of Menno Simon's most important works: My Confession or Testimony and The New Birth. These messages are just as challenging to the modern-day believer as they were in Menno Simons' day.
60 min. CD

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$10.95 The Mystery of the Mark
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Nothing says more about the state of Christianity in our time than how Christians do, or refuse to do, “mission work.” All the way from presenting the Gospel through entertainment (Christian movies and festivals) to preaching such a narrow, sectarian Gospel, based on such wobbly “fundamentals” that no one gets convinced (at least not for long), Christians have tried desperately through the last century to make themselves relevant, effective, or at least heard.

256 pp. Paper.


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If the “plain people” of North America are to be understood in terms of their own concerns, we must consider sympathetically their own expressions and the biblical cadences they echo.

Having maintained, with the tolerance of their society, a simple life as “the quiet in the land,” these folk still prize such passé virtues as modesty, humility, and obedience to God’s will, as interpreted by a disciplined community of faith.

94 pp. Paper.
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Pennsylvania Deitsh un English Bible For the first time, the complete Bible is available in Pennsylvania Deitsh! Is Pennsylvania Deitsh your mother tongue, the language you speak most comfortably? If so, this Bible is for you.

Simulated Leather. 2,832 pages

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Anyone who has been around the Amish has no doubt made a number of puzzling observations: They cannot drive cars, but they can pay others to drive them. They allow electricity generated by solar panels, but not if it’s provided by a power company. They are not permitted to have telephones in their homes, but they can use a phone booth located outside their house. They use modern farm machinery – so long as it is pulled by horses. Although all of these things seem contradictory and arbitrary, in reality there are wise and well-thought-out reasons behind all of them.
126 pp. paper. $7.95

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$9.95 The Reformers and Their Stepchildren
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Leonard Verduin. Practically all Christians have heard about the Reformers. But few have heard about their "stepchildren"—the groups of Christians, like the Anabaptists, who sprung up during the Reformation and were committed to radical discipleship. The Reformers tried to silence these "stepchildren"—but they lived on. Verduin devotes a chapter to each aspect of Anabaptist faith and life that were suggested by the derisive names their opponents gave them.
292 pp. Paper.

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$10.95 The Secret Of The Strength
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Peter Hoover. “The secret of the kingdom of God has been given to you,” Christ told his followers. And a few fishermen, a tax collector, and a motley group of believers set out to change the world. In fact, they succeeded.

In 16th century Europe, the Anabaptists preaching in cities by night, on back streets, and in secret corners behind rail fences set out to do the very thing the apostles had done. They, too, turned the world of their day upside down. What was the secret of their strength? In this book, Hoover explains what gave the Anabaptists their incredible spiritual strength.

290 pp. Paper.

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You can now download "The Triumph, Peace, and Power of True Christianity" in PDF format. This twenty-two page booklet by Pilgram Marpeck was first published in 1532. Though written in response to specific hapenings in his day, there is a timelessness about Marpeck's tract. We too need to hear his warning not to let the arguments of the unfaithful church lure us into thinking that Christians can take up arms to defend themselves, their property, or the cause of Christ. Instead, he encourages us to be faithful to Christ and to bear the cross of suffering even as our Lord Jesus did. Many of the objections raised against defenselessness in the sixteenth century were the same as those that are offered today. Then, as now, the triumph of true Christianity rests on following the suffering Lamb, who is also our victorious King.

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This book is the author’s own life story. But in a larger sphere, it is the story of the author’s people, Mennonites in Russia, who were prosperous in their adopted Russian land at the beginning of the 20th century. Then came the Russian Revolution, and a dark cloud of horror and devastation swept across Russia and put the faith of the Mennonites to the test. The author’s heroic account is a reminder to all kingdom Christians of what it means to be nonresistant and how our faith may be tested. Paper. 158pp. $4.75

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