For People Who Crave Real-Life Amish and Mennonite Stories


Fiction is one thing. Real life is another. If you want to read stories about people who grew up Mennonite, Amish, or Hutterite, try these.

  • When the Roll is Called a Pyonder: Tales of a Mennonite Childhood

  • Jacob's Choice: Return to Northkill, Book One

  • Spacious Heart, The: Room for Spiritual Awakening

  • Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets a Glittering World

  • Thrill of the Chaste: The Allure of Amish Romance Novels (Young Center Books in Anabaptist and Pietist Studies)

  • Why I Left the Amish: A Memoir

  • Sleeping Preacher (Pitt Poetry Series)

  • Emma: A Widow Among the Amish

  • Tobias of the Amish: A True Story of Tangled Strands in Faith, Family, and Community

  • I Am Hutterite: The Fascinating True Story of a Young Woman's Journey to reclaim Her Heritage

  • Growing Up Amish: A Memoir

  • What a Life!: A Memoir

  • Does This Church Make Me Look Fat?: A Mennonite Finds Faith, Meets Mr. Right, and Solves Her Lady Problems

  • Mennonite in a Little Black Dress: A Memoir of Going Home

  • A Mennonite Woman: Exploring Spiritual Life and Identity

  • Laughter is Sacred Space: The Not-So-Typical Journey of a Mennonite Actor

  • At Powerline and Diamond Hill: Unexpected Intersections of Life and Work

  • Because I Can

  • Tongue Screws and Testimonies: Poems, Stories, and Essays Inspired by the Martyrs Mirror

  • A Hundred Camels: A Mission Doctor's Sojourn and Murder Trial in Somalia

I created a list on my website called Mennonite?Anabaptist Memoir