This book is an easy read for the average person, and has adequate footnotes, bibliography, and photos for the interested student. It relies heavily on John D. Roth’s “Letters of the Amish Division” for sources. While it is quite factual, it presents facts in story form. The book focuses on Amman’s life, not just on the Amish division. It is part of the “Cross Bearers Series” which is designed to bring to today’s youth, stories of role models from history. Other books in the series introduce Conrad Grebel and Michael Sattler in a similar easy reading format.
Horst, Osiah. 2022. "Review of: Grounded Upon God’s Word: The Life and Labours of Jakob Amman—Andrew V. Ste. Marie and Mike Atnip." Journal of Amish and Plain Anabaptist Studies 10(1):137-38.