Amish Man Shares His Spiritual Journey With Wife in New Memoir

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Benjamin Girod announces the release of ‘An Amish Journey to Forgiveness.’

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“An Amish Journey to Forgiveness” shares their story as they began to understand that God was allowing such persecution and suffering to draw them closer to Him.

When Benjamin Girod, author of the new memoir, “An Amish Journey to Forgiveness: Discovering My Anabaptist Roots and Destiny” (published by iUniverse), and Barbara married in 1973, they had no idea their new life together would be one of shared burdens and blessings, lovely dreams and bitter disappointments. Both products of a strict and conservative Amish upbringing, they sought to know Jesus, and they wanted more than the form and tradition of their Amish upbringing.

In “An Amish Journey to Forgiveness,” Girod tells his remarkable and unusual story of Amish life, reflecting his painstaking social and spiritual journey over many decades. His responsibilities as a bishop and church leader were manifold as he dealt with the predominant and inherent traditions of the Old Order Amish church. A divine encounter with God brought peace and joy to their lives, but this was soon followed by misunderstanding and rejection by family, church members and leaders, and excommunication from their respective district.

Devastated, confused and unable to understand why this was happening, they turned to the Lord in search of meaning and purpose. “An Amish Journey to Forgiveness” shares their story as they began to understand that God was allowing such persecution and suffering to draw them closer to Him. It shows how God used Girod to bring about an awareness of the need for healing and reconciliation throughout the body.

“An Amish Journey to Forgiveness”
By Benjamin Girod
Hardcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 146 pages | ISBN 9781475963182
Softcover | 5.5 x 8.5in | 146 pages | ISBN 9781475963199
E-Book | 146 pages | ISBN 9781475963175
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Benjamin Girod is an Amish bishop. He and his wife, Barbara, have nine children and live in Bonners Ferry, Idaho. For the past eight years, he has led Anabaptist Connections on a mission of reconciliation in the United States, Europe and the Middle East. More information can be found at http://www.anabaptistconnections.org.

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