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Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism publishes first book, John Driver’s ‘Life Together in the Spirit’

Goshen College's new Institute for the Study of Global Anabaptism published its first book in July, an English-language translation of John Driver's "Life Together in the Spirit: A Radical Spirituality for the Twenty-First Century." The project was sponsored by Greencroft Communities, who helped make the book available for free in Spanish and English to every pastor in Mennonite Church USA.

New book offers first introduction to Amish spirituality and religious beliefs

On Oct. 2, 2006, the world was stunned by the killings of five Amish schoolgirls in a small schoolhouse in Nickel Mines, Pa. Within hours, the Amish community forgave the gunman and rallied around his family. It was an act of compassion and forgiveness so powerful, so unbelievable, and for many, so questionable that it led three authors who know the Amish well to write a book about the role of forgiveness in Amish culture, "Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy."