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Pilgrims on the Silk Road: Key Reviews

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Editorial Reviews “While Ratliff’s historical presentation is a major accomplishment, the fascinating effect of his book is due largely to his storytelling skill …” –Mennonite Quarterly Review Highlighting Ratliff’s masterful presentation…I conclude with the most outstanding attribute of the book-its…

The Year of the Book

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It has been quite a year for Agile Arts and the Ratliff family. We feel very blessed to have the opportunity to tell some previously untold stories, and learn a few new ones as well. Pilgrims on the Silk Road…

The Continuing Voyages…

Pilgrims reader Celeste Kennel-Shank reminded me of a couple of articles by others who have retraced the Mennonite trek to Khiva. The first article is from Jim Juhnke. Jim has has acted as a mentor on the documentary and book…

Rare Snapshot of Lausan

  One of the pivotal episodes in Pilgrims on the Silk Road is the Mennonite sojourn in Lausan. When the Mennonites first arrived in Khiva, the khan granted them a piece of land along the Laudan canal near the Amu…

Award-winning trek poem

Congratulations to Jesse Nathan, the co-producer of Through the Desert Goes Our Journey, for taking top honors this year from the Associated Church Press for his poem, “Heavens.” The winning poem appeared in the May 5, 2009 issue of The Mennonite. …