The second volume in the Cross Bearers Series, I Appeal to Scripture is a well-researched, accessible biography of Jacob Amman, remembered as the founder of the Amish. He has often been viewed as a troublemaker whose zeal for a pure church led to schism, but he was also a humble man who repented and sought reconciliation. This biography tells his whole story, showing him as man whom we should admire without hiding his shortcomings. Numerous quotations from primary sources provide historical veracity, while extensive sidebars and illustrations introduce readers to the cultural context of this story. This biography provides a compelling introduction to a hero of faith.
The Cross Bearers Series tells the stories of heroes of the faith from various eras and churches. These stories are told with an emphasis on historical accuracy with a minimum of fictionalization. The goal of this series is to present us with heroes whose lives stir us to greater faithfulness to Christ.
177 pages, paperback.