Mennonite potluck photos solicited: What happens at church potlucks besides food?

Mennonite Community Cookbook blog and Third Way website/MennoMedia announce a Best Church Potlucks Ever photo contest. Some congregations eat together monthly and even weekly as a way of enhancing fellowship and offering hospitality with shared, regular meals. To collect photos for use on its websites, MennoMedia is sponsoring the photo contest, with Mennonite cookbooks as prizes, ranging in value from $19.99 to $29.99 USD. Continue Reading

How Mennonites worship God: Timeline set for new song collection project

Some say Mennonites do not have a liturgy or a set form of worship but rather it is in singing together week after week where Mennonites express their Christian faith. Meeting the week of April 13 in Minneapolis, representatives from MennoMedia, Mennonite Church Canada, and Mennonite Church USA laid the foundation for a new Mennonite song collection that is anticipated to be released in 2020.Continue Reading

Foresighted leadership of Orie O. Miller described in new book

A new biography shines fresh light on Orie O. Miller, counted among the founders of Mennonite Central Committee, who was also instrumental in setting up the Civilian Public Service program with the U.S. government during World War II. My Calling to Fulfill: The Orie O. Miller Story will be released by Herald Press May 5. Recognizing and remembering the influence of historical figures helps shape future generations, according to the books author, historian John E. Sharp.Continue Reading

Biblical Scholar Publishes New Book on Galatians

Passion for learning should be contagious. George R. Brunk III committed his life to scriptural study, and Galatians,the newest title in the long-running Believers Church Bible Commentary (BCBC) series, extends his passion to readers in an accessible manner. The new volume was published by Herald Press in late March 2015.

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Called to Be Amish depicts journey from head majorette to Old Order

Fewer than one hundred people have joined the Old Order Amish—and stayed—since 1950. Marlene C. Miller is one of them. Miller is the author of a new Herald Press book entitled Called to Be Amish: My Journey from Head Majorette to the Old Order. She joined the Amish church as an adult and has been an ardent member of the Old Order Amish for 46 years.

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New release from Herald Press explores Lamentations and Song of Songs

Many religious leaders, philosophers, and writers have noted a definite connection between joy and sorrow in human life. A new biblical commentary called Lamentations, Song of Songs explores this same connection through vivid scriptural focus.

Lamentations, Song of Songs was released by Herald Press in mid-February and joins the acclaimed and beloved Believers Church Bible Commentary series.

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New history of Mennonites and Amish in Ontario published

Conestoga wagons carried Ontario Mennonite settlers to the tangled forests of the Niagara Peninsula in the late 1700s. Since then, their descendants and more recent arrivals to the hamlets and cities of Ontario have sought promised lands of faithful living, peaceful communities, and religious freedom.

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More-with-Less: Changing the world, one recipe at a time

With one simple idea, a movement was born. As the classic cookbook of thrift and Christian compassion, the More-with-Less Cookbook has given generations of cooks healthy basic recipes that are gentle on the budget and mindful of those who are hungry.

A new 40th anniversary edition of the bestselling More-with-Less Cookbook by Doris Janzen Longacre is planned for 2016.

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Herald Press author helps launch Iowa I Grew Up Country Day

“I Grew Up Country Day” is the brainchild of two authors who grew up a thousand miles apart but who shared remarkably similar experiences growing up on family dairy farms in the 1950s. Carol Bodensteiner captured her experiences in her memoir Growing Up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl (Rising Sun Press, 2008). Shirley Hershey Showalter’s life as a Mennonite on a Pennsylvania dairy farm is recorded in Blush: A Mennonite Girl Meets the Glittering World (Herald Press, 2013).

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Mennonite Community Cookbook Celebrates 65 Years with New Edition

Mary Emma Showalter’s famed Mennonite Community Cookbook has been educating readers for years, both in quality, hearty cooking, and in the importance of tradition. Herald Press released a 65th anniversary edition of the book on Feb. 2.

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