Sunday, August 29, 2010

Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher (Review and Giveaway)





Hardcover: 205 pages
Publisher: Revell (August 1, 2010)
ISBN-13: 978-0800719531

About the book:

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.



My Review:
I enjoyed this book. One of my mother's favorite sayings is, if you are going to do it then do it right the first time. Some of my favorite proverbs I read in the book are:
- Pride in your work puts joy in your day.
- Enthusiasm is contagious and so is the lack of it.
- One thing you can learn by watching the clock is that it passes time by keeping its hands busy.
- It may be difficult to wait on the Lord but it is worse to wish you had.
- Our children are the only treasures we can take to heaven.
- The most important things in your home are people.
- The person who thinks too little usually talks too much.
- Those who can't forget are worse than those who can't remember.
- Don't believe everything you think!
- You don't need to get sick to get better.


Recommended.

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.
Available now from Revell/Baker publishing company.
Thank you Donna at Revell for my review copy.
*** Leave a comment with your favorite proverb to be entered to win a copy of this book. Deadline is Sunday September 5 at midnight.***

1 comment:

Lady Araujo said...

Hey Brit
this book is amazing. I love proverbs!
I did enjoy this one:
"You don't need to get sick to get better."

So true, right?
God's blessings

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