50 of the common and quirky questions about Mennonites, the
Mennonite-related Third Way Café (a ministry of Mennonite Mission
Network and Mennonite Church USA) website, www.thirdway.com, has
received over the years. This book, Ask Third Way Café,
also records straight-up,
no-nonsense answers. Mennonites will find it helpful and interesting to
know what other people wonder about them. And anyone new to the
Mennonite church or simply curious about Mennonites—their history,
theology, lifestyle, and more—can benefit from this FAQ (frequently
asked questions) resource.
Comment: "Jodi Nisly
Hertzler’s 'FAQ'-based and decidedly lay-oriented approach
to telling the Mennonite story is a fine example of the new and welcome
spirit of engagement among contemporary Anabaptists." —Ched Myers, Bartimaeus
of Hertzler’s answers are little tweets while others flow in succinct
paragraphs, but regardless of length, they quickly capture Mennonite
views on many things." —Donald
B. Kraybill, in the Foreword
has established her . . . inimitable style of responding that seems to
fit our current times well. . . . Enjoy." —Melodie Davis, in the Introduction
"As Mennonites, we are often known for our culture more than for our faith. This presentation of questions and answers as a ministry of The Third Way Cafe makes that evident, helps us to understand the problem of communication, and serves to help in correction." —Myron S. Augsburger, Evangelist; President Emeritus, Eastern Mennonite University; Author
"Sometimes humorous, often profound, always engaging and invitational, Hertzler’s thoughtful work will intrigue Anabaptist/Mennonite readers as much as those curious about them." —James R. Krabill, Senior Executive for Global Ministries, Mennonite Mission Network
Market: Discussion groups, students, church libraries, pastors, congregational leaders; anyone interested in Mennonites.
Shelving: Mennonite—history, theology, lifestyle, congregational life. BISAC: History, Religion. RTM: 430 History/American; 690 Religion/Ethics.
The Author: Jodi Nisly Hertzler, Harrisonburg, Virginia, a full-time mother of three, answers questions e-mailed to Mennonite Church USA’s Third Way Cafe website. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University in 1995 with a degree in English Literature. She and husband Shelby lived in Richmond, Virginia for a few years, before leading a Service Adventure unit in Albany, Oregon, for two years. They are active members of Community Mennonite Church.
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