Have you found Erik Wesner’s blog? It’s called Amish America and is well worth your time.
I’m not just saying that because Erik mentioned Amish Peace in a recent post. Or because he endorsed Amish Peace and has a sentence on the back cover. Really, I’m not.
I’ve followed Erik’s blog for a few years now and always learned something new. He’s kind enough to answer questions and respond to his “bleaders” (bloggers + readers = bleaders).
Erik is a very interesting guy. He’s originally from North Carolina, had a successful career selling books door-to-door in Amish areas, has developed many, many friendships with the Amish, currently lives in Poland, runs marathons, writes books, keeps up with his blog, and still returns once or twice a year to connect with his Amish friends.
A Renaissance guy, I think.
Erik was the 2008 Snowden Fellow at The Young Center for Anabaptist and Pietist Studies at Elizabethtown College. He’s been quoted in national media on Amish business, including articles appearing in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and (upcoming) this November’s Entrepreneur magazine.
Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive, Erik’s first book, is coming out in the spring with Jossey-Bass. I’ve already pre-ordered it on Amazon! Erik is a talented writer and is able to take complicated subjects, whittle them down to the essentials, and provide relevant information.
So scoot on over and check out Amish America! Bet you’ll bookmark it, like I have.