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.
Ever since I read The Choice I have been a fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher. So, when the opportunity came up to review her book Amish Proverbs - and give away a copy! - I jumped at the chance.
This book is full of wonderful Amish wisdom separated into topics such as Time, Money, Faith, Children & Family, Handling Adversity and Character. Throughout the book are beautiful photos of the simplicity of Amish living.
I put a sticky note next to all my favourite proverbs so I could share them with you but there are so many!
So, I'll narrow it down to a few that really spoke to where I am today.
When you speak, always remember that God is one of your listeners
If you sense your faith is unraveling, go back to where you dropped the thread of obedience
A wife will make or break a household
Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly
Be kind to unkind people. They probably need kindness the most
You can tell a man's character by what he turns up when offered a job - his nose or his sleeves
So many good ones!
When I think back to my childhood and the sayings we would say, two come to mind: 1) keep your hands to yourself! and 2) treat others as you'd like to be treated.
I'm so excited to be able to give away a copy of this book! Would you like a chance to win it?
All you have to do is leave a comment tell me if you had a special proverb or saying that you grew up with in your home. That's it!
I'll choose a winner using Random.org on Saturday.
"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc. Available at your favourite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group".