Simplify your life with Amish wisdom
Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People. These proverbs serve as teaching tools and maxims for practical living--but they're not just for the Amish. They're for anyone who seeks God's wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.
Ranging from the simple to the profound, from the serious to the humorous, these sayings will stick with you through life's joys and sorrows. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occasion.
You can see an excerpt of Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher here (PDF format)
About The Author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.
Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher is a stunningly, illustrated book. That is the very first thing that caught my attention about the book. I am a huge fan of Amish Fiction, and consequently, of Suzanne Woods Fisher's work.
Amish Proverbs covers topics such as Time, Money, Work Ethic, Children and Family, Education, Handling Adversity and much more. You will truly be blessed and encouraged as you read the wonderful nuggets found in this beautiful gift book.
As part of the blog tour for this book, I need to tell you one Amish Proverb that I really loved. This was difficult for me, as there were so many. This is one that really impacted me the most:
"God won't lead you where His grace can't keep you" (p. 131)
This has been especially true in my life in the last five years. My family and I have been through some incredible trials and struggles. Yet through it all God has been there. He led us to these trials, so that we would cling to our hope in Him. I truly believe its because of these trials that I have a much stronger relationship with God today. Not that I like the trials, but I am grateful for them.
Growing up in a Mennonite home, many of the proverbs I have read in Amish Proverbs reminded me of my Oma and Mom. Here is one thing that they used to say to my sisters and I growing up:
"You can never be so far away from God that He does not see you"
The above quote from my mom and Oma have been with me for many years, and it is one that I cling to during the tough times! It is my hope that these two quotes are of encouragement to you as well.
If you are looking for inspiration for yourself, or looking for a wonderful gift for a loved one, I highly recommend this book. I give it a huge thumbs up.
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