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From Bird-in-Hand to the Bronx - John I. Smucker

From Bird-in-Hand to the Bronx

John I. Smucker

  • 2000


Raised on the family farm in Bird-in-Hand, Lancaster Co., Pa., the author and his wife married in 1954, then followed God’s call to New York City, the largest urban center in the nation. They plunged wholeheartedly into their new environment, fully convinced that the God who called them would also sustain and lead them—and God did, for nearly half a century through challenges such as gang warfare, shootings, muggings, break-ins, burglaries, rapes, racial tensions, and rioting. This book is a must read for anyone who wants to understand urban ministry, faithful discipleship, charismatic renewal, and their influence on the Mennonite Church in the latter half of the 20th century. (424pp. illus. Author, 2015.)


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