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Mennonites Don T Dance

Autor: Darcie Friesen Hossack
Publisher: Thistledown PressLtd
ISBN: 9781897235782
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A collection of short fictions set primarily on the Canadian Prairies, which explores how families, confronted by the conflict between tradition and change, are often torn apart and, in spite of differences and struggles, sometimes brought back together. Stories which explore generational ties, sins, penance and redemption.

Called To Mission

Autor: Mirjam Scarborough
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1471614115
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PAPERBACK. 192 pages Crown Quarto format. According to the meta-study ReMAP, between 1992 and 1994 one missionary in twenty prematurely left mission service each year. This implies the loss of half of all missionaries every thirteen years. With this in mind, it is widely thought that a clear sense of call serves to prevent such dropout. This detailed and compassionate study of Mennonite women missionaries in Central Africa finds this to be true-in the short term. But in the long term, the sense of call itself tends to turn on the call-resulting in burnout and dropout. Through extensive field work, the author charts the course of missionaries who remodeled the call-turning its burden into blessing. This is embedded in a careful theological analysis, drawing on a wide sweep of Mennonite thought and praxis.

Mennonite Girl At The Welcome Inn

Autor: Mary Ediger
Publisher: FriesenPress
ISBN: 1460265254
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Welcome to the Welcome Inn and welcome to the life of Mary Ediger. A work of creative non-fiction, Mennonite Girl follows Mary from her life as a young girl in a quiet rural parsonage to an inner city community center in Hamilton, Ontario. The daughter of a Mennonite preacher, Mary struggles with the trials of growing up Mennonite in a non-Mennonite community, while her parents continue to follow God's call. Young and old, religious and non-religious readers alike will find themselves drawn into Mary's tale, laughing all the while as she deals with everything life throws at her. With interminable wit and an everlasting sense of humour, this is a coming of age story for the child in all of us. www.maryediger.com

The Mennonites

Autor: Lawrence Morris
Publisher: Bus Window Sketchez Publishing
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The world had enough problems already without the advent of 21st century warfare. But on one brisk morning in Philadelphia, the dawn brought a whole new weapon of mass destruction. This epicenter of chaos and destruction would soon find itself at the gates of a faithful, yet traditional people who would learn just how much they've been spared of the modern world's evils. Not even the savvy city dwellers seeking asylum within their community brought the solution of defending their very lives from the 21st century terror that arrived while the Western World slept. Many will feel the winds of Armageddon, but not all will survive.

Monoceros

Autor: Suzette Mayr
Publisher: Coach House Books
ISBN: 1552452417
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Winner of the W.O. Mitchell Book PrizeWinner of the 2012 Relit Award for Best Novel Longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize Shortlisted for the Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction Shortlisted for the Alberta Literary Award for Best Fiction A Globe and Mail Best Novel of 2011 A seventeen-year-old boy, bullied and heartbroken, hangs himself. And althoughhe felt terribly alone, his suicide changes everyone around him. His parents are devastated. His secret boyfriend's girlfriend is relieved. His unicorn- and virginity-obsessed classmate, Faraday, is shattered; she wishes she had made friends with him that time she sold him an Iced Cappuccino at Tim Hortons. His English teacher, mid-divorce and mid-menopause, wishes she could remember the dead student's name, that she could care more about her students than her ex's new girlfriend. Who happens to be her cousin. The school guidance counsellor, Walter, feels guilty - maybe he should have made an effort when the kid asked for help. Max, the principal, is worried about how it will reflect on the very Catholic school. And Walter, who's been secretly in a relationship with Max for years, thinks that's a little callous. He's also tired of Max's obsession with some sci-fi show on TV. And Max wishes Walter would lose some weight and remember to use a coaster. And then Max meets a drag queen named Crepe Suzette. And everything changes. Monoceros is a masterpiece of the tragicomic; by exploring the effects of a suicide on characters outside the immediate circle, Mayr offers a dazzlingly original look at the ripple effects - both poignant and funny - of a tragedy. A tender, bold work.

Reaching Beyond The Mennonite Comfort Zone

Autor: Will Schirmer
Publisher: Pandora Press U. S.
ISBN: 9781931038157
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The Mennonite church is undergoing historic transitions. These exciting changes require rethinking of relationships with each other and with people beyond Mennonite congregations. Will Schirmer examines the subcultures, thinking, stereotypes, and assumptions of Mennonites during this time of change.