Psalm 23 (in other words)

Psalm 23 (in other words)

Psalm 23 (in other words)


Penn Ketchum

Ironman athlete and movie-multiplex owner Penn Ketchum rediscovered Psalm 23 one day on mile fifteen of an eighteen-mile run. “I’d sung all the verses of all the Bob Dylan songs I knew, when my mind jumped to Psalm 23 from my Episcopal upbringing. Except this time I considered each phrase—and tried out some different words here and there that belong to the world I live in. This old beloved Psalm moved into my day-to-day life where I’ve felt some inadequacy, insecurity, fear.”

In this book is the iconic Psalm, along with Ketchum’s “other words,” and his invitation for you to add your own. “This book is for the faithful but, more so, for anyone who is not connected—normal schmoes like me, going through life looking for clues.” The drawings are Ketchum’s—simple figures, sometimes conflicted, who are often missing parts. “Readers will see, through the words and artwork,” Ketchum says, “that heavy ain’t always heavy.”

Price: $9.99

Pages: 40

Size: 7 x 8

ISBN: 9781947597280

What It’s Like to Be Amish

What It’s Like to Be Amish

What It’s Like to Be Amish


Sam Stoltzfus

Sam is a keeper of stories, many of them centered in the Amish farms, schools, and gathering places of eastern Lancaster County where he has lived his entire life.

Told completely from inside the Old Order Amish world, Sam’s stories involve you in many experiences, including these: The hazards of driving a horse and buggy on public roads on a dark night; When a bank robber hides in Amish country; “Going in with the boys”: when Sam, as an eight-year-old, was finally old enough to sit with his peers during church, and what he did to prepare for that; Rashes of barn fires—and rebuilding; Catching the mail bag, flung from the train when it flew through the nearby railroad crossing in Gordonville; Surviving a week at home alone with a teenage son, when his wife, Katie (aka as his “Peach”) and another son took a bus to visit their daughter in Kentucky; Three inexperienced Amish cousins building a traffic-worthy bridge on an uncle’s farm as a safety measure—the family would no longer need to drive their buggy out onto car-clogged Route 30 when leaving the farm; Farming with horses—and attending Henry Hershberger’s Horseman’s Clinic; and A hired man’s life on an Amish farm.

Now a grandfather, Sam Stoltzfus tells the truth, and gives just enough background so a reader from outside the Amish community can understand what’s happening, and its significance. Tender, highly informative, respectful, and poignant stories and reflections.

Price: $14.99

Pages: 192

Size: 5.5 x 8.5

ISBN: 9781947597020