While presenting for a college in Pennsylvania a couple of years back, I was given a copy of the book Amish Grace – How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy by Donald, b. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt and David L. Weaver – Zercher. This excellent book explains why and how the Amish community moved quickly to forgive the killer after one of our nation’s most horrific school shootings.
The authors provide a powerful insight into Amish culture and how central the theme of forgiveness is to it. This well-written book helps the reader understand how people could be so quick to not only forgive the killer of innocent school children but to reach out and provide comfort to his widow as well. This is an excellent read for the school safety professional.