Lived 1884 - 1980
Co-founder of the Bruderhof communities, Emmy was Eberhard Arnold’s faithful companion and helper as long as he lived. He died relatively young, in 1935. But she was to live on, a widow for 45 years. Throughout those years she bore witness to Eberhard’s message.
A Joyful Pilgrimage(274 pages)
My life in community
If life was a battle for Emmy Arnold, it was also a celebration. This is the secret to her joy: she lived an undivided life, a life where the practical and the spiritual, the personal and the political, were one. Her memoir is a challenge to faith and commitment against all odds, and a testimony to the leading of a uniting Spirit stronger than everything that keeps people apart.