Publication Order of Sarah Books
Publication Order of Hannah’s Heart Books
|Hannah's Dream||(2008)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Hannah||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Baby for Hannah||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Adams County Trilogy Books
|Rebecca's Promise||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Rebecca's Return||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Rebecca's Choice||(2009)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Little Valley Books
|A Wedding Quilt for Ella||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ella's Wish||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Ella Finds Love Again||(2011)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Fields Of Home Books
|Missing Your Smile||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Following Your Heart||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Where Love Grows||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Emma Raber’s Daughter Books
|Katie Opens Her Heart||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Katie's Journey to Love||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Katies Forever Promise||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Beiler Sisters Books
|Holding a Tender Heart||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Seeing Your Face Again||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Finding Love at Home||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Land Of Promise Books
|Miriam's Secret||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A Blessing for Miriam||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Miriam and the Stranger||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of St. Lawrence County Amish Books
|A Heart Once Broken||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Until I Love Again||(2016)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Always Close to Home||(2017)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Standalone Novels
|A Time to Live||(2006)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|My Dearest Naomi||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Susanna's Christmas Wish||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Worlds Apart||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Chosen to Die||(2015)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books
|Transforming the Believer||(2002)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|Living Christianity||(2003)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|The Amish Family Cookbook||(2012)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|My Amish Childhood||(2013)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
|A View from the Buggy||(2014)||Hardcover Paperback Kindle|
Amish fiction and Amish romance are one of the less common genres in fiction novels. Amish people have a different way of life, and Amish romance helps the Amish community sense a feeling of belonging. It also helps non-Amish people understand Amish way of life and removes stereotypical assumptions related to the community. Most of these novels have main characters with conservative values, who find love in their life through religiously and socially acceptable engagement. There is never any kind of mention of physical intimacy or sex portrayal.
Jerry S. Eicher is one of the most popular authors for Amish fiction. His books have generated more than 210,000 sales combined. His best-selling books include the Little Valley Series, Hannah’s Heart books and the Adams County trilogy.
When Jerry Eicher was young, he spent almost a decade in the Honduras. His grandfather in Honduras helped him find his way to reach the Amish community. When Jerry grew up, he started teaching in Mennonite and Amish schools for two terms, in Illinois and Ohio. 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. She had plans on helping out at the farm, but later couldn’t because of Jerry’s birth. 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. 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. 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.
Jerry’s childhood in Honduras also showed a culture gap which highlights a harsh reality of Amish survival. 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. Eicher’s community also failed for the same reason.
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. In the early 2008, his Adams County Trilogy was picked up by the Harvest House.
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.
Transforming the Believer
Jerry S. Eicher’s first book was released on the 15th of February 2002. 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 is the second book published by Jerry Eicher, which is a guide that covers more than 100 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. Any serious student of Christian bible would benefit with this book. In the book, Eicher discusses the present day principles, unique applications, understandable and thought provoking biblical context for both beginning and mature believers.
Living Christianity, maps a complete path for the maturity and growth of an average Christian believer in dealing with everyday hardships of life. The book offers a hopeful hand to the believers that living with Christianity is possible.
Jerry S. Eicher has written books that enforce Christian faith in the believers; he has written books that highlight an average Amish life in the modern era; he has written books that discuss romantic fictions between Amish individuals and how they deal with their struggles of daily life in the modern age. For any average individual who is interested in the ways of learning about the Amish culture, Jerry Eicher’s novels are your best bet.
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