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Emma Stutzman's Amish life was abruptly altered when she learned about her husband's sudden and tragic death. Now a single parent, Emma must figure out how to respond to the pressures of modernization and the pull of mainstream culture. Will she regain her strength as a woman after so much stress and tragedy in her married life? How will she lead her children to faith in the Amish Mennonite church without their father?

Journey into the world of Emma: A Widow among the Amish and follow this true-life story of a woman left to raise six young children on her own after her world collapsed. Ervin R. Stutzman, the youngest son of Emma, paints a fictionalized but ultimately true story of his mother's daily struggle to provide for her children and be faithful to God. This intimate portrait is a sequel to Tobias of the Amish, the true-to-life story of the author's late Amish father.

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Click here for an interview between Shirley Hershey Showalter and Ervin Stutzman.

"Ervin R. Stutzman's Emma invites us into the life of an Amish Mennonite community. Through Emma, I understand what Gelassenheit, the ultimate yielding to the will of the Lord, means for the Amish." —Karen M. Johnson-Weiner, The State University of New York Potsdam

Ervin Stutzman discusses his book "Emma: A Widow Among the Amish"










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