Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Amish Prayers: A Book Review

About The Book:

A One-of-a-Kind Collection of Inspiring Prayers Used by Amish and Mennonites for Over 300 Years!

The Amish and other Anabaptist groups have treasured the same book of prayers for centuries, turning to it for inspiration during times of peace as well as persecution. Now a selection of prayers from Die Ernsthafte Christenpflichtis readily available in English. This exclusive, authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by bestselling author Beverly Lewis--pairs each prayer with a Scripture passage and offers insights into the rich spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Whether used for personal devotions or in a group setting, this beautifully illustrated collection will draw you closer to God.

Amish Prayers

About The Author:

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her Web site at www.beverlylewis.com for more information.

My Review:

Amish Prayers by Beverly Lewis is a collection of traditional prayers that have been used by many Amish and Mennonite groups for many years now, and will continue to be used for years to come. The prayers are translated from the original German and divided in the book by topics like prayers for comfort, strength, wisdom, and more. 

Each prayer glorifies God in a way that just uplifts Him as you pray and I have found it a wonderful addition to my devotional time. Although I do not use it daily, it certainly could be used that way. I use it more on a weekly basis, on the weekends, when I have time to have a longer prayer/quiet time.

Each prayer is accompanied by scripture, making this a perfect addition to one's prayer and devotional time. It is the perfect book for personal use and for giving as a gift. 

I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up.

BUY IT: Amish Prayers by Beverly Lewis is available through your favorite bookseller of Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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