Tuning in to Family Destiny: Passing on Family Potential to Future Generations
Subtitled "The Story of Joe Clemmer—Mennonite Music and Worship Pioneer"
How could a Pennsylvania Mennonite farm boy, growing up in the early 1900s, ever dream of becoming a pioneer of instrumental music within the Mennonite church? This is the intriguing story of Joe Clemmer's personal journey to fulfill his unorthodox life calling as a Mennonite music and worship pioneer. What was he to do with this burning desire to use musical instruments as a means of worshiping within a church environment that didn't approve? Tuning in to his God-given musical destiny, Joe became an instructor of guitar, Hawaiian guitar, and accordion. He taught thousands of students over sixty years and conducted many sacred concerts throughout Pennsylvania and beyond but would the church eventually understand? (230pp. illus. Authors, 2009.)