Recommended Books on the Amish

We frequently get asked what we consider to be some of the best books on the Amish way of life, so we finally wrote them down for everyone. In a couple of different areas, these are some of our favorites.


Amish Cookbooks


The Homestyle Amish Kitchen Cookbook: Plainly Delicious Recipes from the Simple Life


Lancaster County Cookbook


The Amish Cook: Recollections and Recipes from an Old Order Amish Family


Amish Quilts and Crafts


While this book is not comprised entirely of Amish quilts, we can’t recommend it enough. It is a fantastic journey; looking at over three hundred pictures of quilts from around the world. This book is an excellent reference for comparing Amish quilts with quilts from other countries.

Quilts Around the World: The Story of Quilting from Alabama to Zimbabwe


Amish Abstractions: Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown


Amish Quilting Patterns: 56 Full-Size Ready-to-Use Designs and Complete Instructions (Dover Quilting)


World of Amish Quilts


Amish Doll Patterns: An Amish Family and Friends


Amish History


Plain Secrets: An Outsider among the Amish


Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy


A History of the Amish, Revised and Updated!


Amish Society


Amish Religion


Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World


Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life


Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life