Summary: In this fourth volume in the ACRS Memoirs series, fifteen Mennonite and Brethren writers linked to Eastern Mennonite University whose journeys have made a difference—often worldwide—through service, tell their stories of integrating faith, life, and thought in Anabaptist perspective.
“This is wisdom literature, offerings by sages, creative
thinkers, professionals in the trenches, individuals called to second
and third careers—an inspiring source for any reader who might wonder,
‘What difference would it make if we knew the end of the story?’” —Lee Snyder, in the
The stories in this book “define for us who we are as a
people. The narrative they form comes from a generation of creative
persons who, grounded in small congregations with the Bible as their
center of religious learning, instructed in the basic lessons of life
from parents with many times only an eighth-grade education, took those
tools and expanded them into high value leadership positions and
professional skills that have contributed to our culture in important
ways. . . . The stories are told with candor, with a good dose of
self-effacement and humility, providing a delightful read and giving
hope for the future.” —Richard
(Dick) Benner, in the Introduction
“All these authors are still influencing the lives of
many-and their insightful yet humble narratives continue to stretch and
change our minds and hearts.” —Nancy
V. Lee, ACRS4 Managing Editor
IAuthors include Robert Earl Alley, Richard (Dick) Benner, Beryl H. Brubaker, Lawrence (Larry) Hoover, Douglas (Doug) Hostetter, Joseph L. Lapp, Allon H. Lefever, Martin Lehman, W. Robert McFadden, Peggy B. Shenk, Shirley H. Showalter, Paul Swarr, Fred W. Swartz, Lee M. Yoder, Richard (Rick) Yoder.
See many additional authors and memoir chapters in the other three volumes in the ACRS Memoirs series.
Market: Historians, students, pastors, libraries; anyone interested in Mennonite-related memoirs offering readers fresh ways of seeing; alumni, faculty, staff of Eastern Mennonite University.
Memoirs, Autobiography, Biography-Anabaptist, Mennonite;
History-Anabaptist-Mennonite; BISAC: Autobiography; History, Religion.
RTM: 170 Autobiography
The Editor: Nancy V. (Burkholder) Lee, Harrisonburg, Virginia, is ACRS4 Managing Editor in collaboration with Nancy M. Farrar, Audrey A. Metz, and Kathy D. Fisher. Lee was also co-editor of ACRS Memoirs 1 with her husband Robert Lee and editor of ACRS Memoirs 2. She has taught English courses at Rockway Mennonite Collegiate in Canada, Goshen College, and universities in the U.S., Japan, and China. In the latter two countries she served with her husband under Mennonite Mission Network and Mennonite Partners in China..
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