He also spent more than 14 years involved in church renewals.
He spent hi weekends teaching Bible in depth, and also preached further in churches. He lives in Virginia with his wife Tina and four children. In his book, My Amish Childhood, he describes his childhood and personal life in a full detail. He described his own struggle of moving to Honduras from Ontario, and then back to America when things failed to work. He also gives reason for leaving his childhood faith. His own mother was almost twenty years old when she received the permission from her father to marry.
Jerry spent the first two years of his schooling from the Amish community based in Aylmer, Ontario. The Amish people contemplated foreign missions to reach more people, so two farms were opened up in Honduras, and his family had to move there. Jerry Eicher loved his life in Honduras, even if it was very different, and felt sad when his family had to move back to America.
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Jerry has honestly described his mischievousness and awkwardness as a child belonging to the Amish community. He also had to deal with bouts of depression and stuttering as a child. The best-selling Amish author uses very few words in real life due to his stuttering problem. He also had a very hot temper because people would make fun of his stuttering problem. He would get back at the people who made fun of him by doing mean and angry things.
There is also a difference visible in his Amish books as compared to other Amish authors is also credited to his childhood in Honduras.
The Amish church in Honduras was less strict than other states. He was raised in another country with different rules, which shows a difference in his writing style.
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For example, once his father rigged up their yard lights to a ward of thieves. The ability of friends and neighbours of another culture stealing from you was a thought that would not be tolerated in other Amish communities. His family also used tools and electricity that normally is not used by the Amish people.
Foreign missions such as Amish community in Honduras failed because their community thought they could make their life easier by not following their traditions on a strict basis. Writing History When he was in grade school, Jerry wrote his first piece of fiction. When he submitted his essay in a writing contest, he won a free full year subscription to the magazine he submitted the essay in.
He also won a second place in another publication.
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Writing Style Jerry uses an inner perspective when writing his stories. He loves Amish people dearly. He admires their way of thinking and their culture. He believes that Amish people are a very important part of the American heritage. Amish people are only left now in the North America, and they continuously give a pertinent message with their cultures and beliefs. Jerry helps the Amish community by seeking to be true to their message.
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Transforming the Believer Jerry S. It is classified as a spiritual book that transforms the faith of a common believer.
The book asks questions like whether the truth matters, what the mission and purpose of the Church is and why the spiritual revivals of the current world are not so productive. Eicher offers his Anabaptist perspective in the book. After devoting years to the integrity of Scripture, Eicher offers his advice on how to deal with the daily transformation while trusting in the will of the God.
Eicher describes how God takes raw material and forms a daughter or son of heaven, just like men sow seed, harvest their crop, separate the ears of corn and take it to a final product by the end of the lengthy process. Going beyond the criticism, Transforming the Believer describes the difference between obedience and sacrifice, and answers the errors of Charismatic Movement. Living Christianity Living Christianity is the second book published by Jerry Eicher, which is a guide that covers more than topics in a conversational style.
Topics such as grace, forgiveness, prayer, disarmament, church government and law and doctrinal issues are discussed in a light tone. Consulter l'avis complet. This is exceeding my expectations. Can't leave it down, but I must, cause I am having back surgery soon. My pills for pain make me so crocky I cannot think straight so I will wait till I can. Afficher l'e-book.
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