“A View from the Buggy” by Jerry S. Eicher and Nathan Miller

A View From the Buggy by Jerry Eicher

A View from the Buggy is a collaboration between Jerry Eicher and Nathan Miller of “True and Inspiring Stories of the Amish Life”. 

Here is a brief synopsis from Harvest House Publishing:

Most of us want a simpler life, and there’s no better example of the simple life than found among the Amish.  But what is it really like to be Amish?

In this delightful compilation of stories by more than 30 Amish men and women, you’ll get the inside story on the daily life of Amish families. With humor, grace, and charm, these “plain” people tell their stories; bringing tears, laughter, and an occasional dose of Amish wisdom to your heart. You’ll learn…

  • how the Amish love their animals
  • the joys of a community-wide barn-raising
  • the ways the Amish handle great tragedy
  • how the Amish find happiness in giving more than receiving

This unforgettable book is compiled by two men who know the Amish. Author Jerry S. Eicher was raised as an Amish boy and Nathan Miller is a member of the Old Order Amish.


Hosting Church… Barn Raising… Baptism…

Horses and Boys… The Pig Chase…

A Priceless Gift… Beyond the Stars… Special Days in My Life…

Those Lemon Bars…

Wow! This book packs a blockbuster of true stories told by Amish families. Each story begins with a Bible verse and a simple lesson follows.

But the stories are so much more than I expected!

Yes, it is true that they are simply memories shared. But oh, the memories are full of love and laughter… pain and tears… wisdom and insight.

The Pig Chase – this story is exactly what it sounds like… just like life.

Those Lemon Bars – this story is funny because so much goes wrong, yet it turns out better than anyone might expect.

Beyond the Stars – spoke of confusion and despondency – and hope. This story is well worth reading… the story is heart-rending; the message of God’s love is vital!

As I read these stories, I felt delighted, sad, angry, victorious… but most of all, I felt a connection with Jerry, Nathan, Marvin, Joanna, Sarah, Wilbur, Delores, and the many others who were kind enough to share their life stories.

It must have been difficult…

Thank you Jerry, and Nathan, for sharing these stories, and giving so much to us who read them. You honor us. God bless you.

I received this book from Jerry Eicher with a request to post a review. The thoughts above are my own. I’m not sure I can do the book justice with my review. I can honestly say this book is the first one I will recommend to anyone.

Below are some websites where you can find even more information about A View from the Buggy.

Click HERE for more about the book from Harvest House

Click HERE for the book page on ChristianBook.com

Click HERE for GoodReads

And click HERE for Jerry Eicher’s website.


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