This program shows the Amish of Pennsylvania as a dynamic people, who contrary to popular belief, are not relics frozen in time. Through gentle modification of their rules they are able to prosper in commercial enterprises. While they shun modern conveniences that may pull the community apart, they are permitted to incorporate them in their business endeavors. Meet an Amish family, and learn from them how they conduct their daily life. Sociologist Dr. Donald Kraybill explains the origins of their customs, giving the rationale behind their rejection of the modern world.