The Resource Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher

Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher

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Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy
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Amish grace
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how forgiveness transcended tragedy
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Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
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Language
eng
Summary
"On Monday morning, October 2, 2006, a gunman entered a one-room Amish school in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. In front of twenty-five horrified pupils, thirty-two-year-old Charles Roberts ordered the boys and the teacher to leave. After tying the legs of the ten remaining girls, Roberts prepared to shoot them execution style with an automatic rifle and four hundred rounds of ammunition that he brought for the task. The oldest hostage, a thirteen-year-old, begged Roberts to "shoot me first and let the little ones go." Refusing her offer, he opened fire on all of them, killing five and leaving the others critically wounded. He then shot himself as police stormed the building. His motivation? "I'm angry at God for taking my little daughter," he told the children before the massacre. The story captured the attention of broadcast and print media in the United States and around the world. By Tuesday morning some fifty television crews had clogged the small village of Nickel Mines, staying for five days until the killer and the killed were buried. The blood was barely dry on the schoolhouse floor when Amish parents brought words of forgiveness to the family of the one who had slain their children. The outside world was incredulous that such forgiveness could be offered so quickly for such a heinous crime. Of the hundreds of media queries that the authors received about the shooting, questions about forgiveness rose to the top. Forgiveness, in fact, eclipsed the tragic story, trumping the violence and arresting the world's attention
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Target audience
adult
Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
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Amish grace : how forgiveness transcended tragedy, Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, David L. Weaver-Zercher
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Originally published: c2007. With new afterword and interview
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (229-231) and index
Contents
The Nickel Mines Amish -- The shooting -- The aftermath -- The surprise -- The reactions -- The habit of forgiveness -- The roots of forgiveness -- The spirituality of forgiveness -- The practice of forgiveness -- Forgiveness at Nickel Mines -- What about shunning? -- Grief, providence, and justice --t Amish grace and the rest of us -- Afterword (2010) -- Interview with Terri Roberts -- Appendix: The Amish of North America -- Discussion and reflection guide
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23 cm.
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Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 267 p.
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9780470344040
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(pbk.)

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