They are technologically blacked out and socially divided from the rest of the world.
We wanted to know who the Amish are, and delve into their secret lives.
Gingerich’s own memoir, “Runaway Amish Girl: The Great Escape,” documents her departure from the Amish, the only life she’d ever known, on a cold January day back in 2006.
Growth The Amish are one of the fastest-growing population groups in America.This group, known as the "Jeck Jeckey Leit" is now affiliated with the Nebraska Amish.In the 1990s two more splits occurred, resulting in three Swartzentruber Amish groups: the Joe Troyer group, the main group, the Mose Miller/Isaac Keim group and the Andy Weaver group.The Amish community has been a topic of interest for decades.They lead a life based in the 1800s as is directed by their religious beliefs.The Swartzentruber Andy Weaver group should not be confused with the Old Order Andy Weaver group.In this three-way split the Andy Weaver group is the most conservative while the Joe Troyer group is at the other end of the spectrum, leaving the Mose Miller group somewhere in between.Emma Gingerich doesn’t have anything against the Amish romance novels that have become such a popular subset of Christian fiction.Gingerich just hopes readers realize those novels romanticize the Amish lifestyle – something she knows about first-hand. “Some novels are all about feeling good, and that’s the way the Amish (ones) are too.They use no modern day technological assistance in their agricultural work.There’s a consistent fashion among Amish men – beards without mustaches.