Johnny Mast,Shawn Smucker's Breakaway Amish: Growing Up with the Bergholz Beard Cutters PDF

By Johnny Mast,Shawn Smucker

“I am the grandson of Bishop Sam Mullet, who was once arrested for the Amish beard-cutting assaults. this can be my story.”

Beard-cutting assaults on Amish humans in the midst of the evening. 5 incidents. 9 sufferers. How may possibly participants of a Christian culture identified for peace and forgiveness enact such violence? What can make contributors of 1 Amish workforce flip opposed to different Amish? In Breakaway Amish, Johnny Mast tells in riveting element how his Amish neighborhood turned more and more remoted from different Amish humans, and the way the needs and edicts of his grandfather, Bishop Sam Mullet, overtook everyday life within the team. through the years, individuals grew to become confident that slicing their very own hair used to be an indication of repentance and regret. while that conviction led them to chop off the beards of these outdoor their neighborhood, despite the fact that, it used to be greater than a wierd spiritual ritual. It was once a crime.

Here is an eyewitness account of the hectic occasions at Bergholz, an Amish group long past awry. but redemption dwells even the following, within the bravery and conviction of 1 who selected to damage free.

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