Monday, December 23, 2013

Amish Prayers by Beverly Lewis (Review)

  • Hardcover: 139 pages

  • Publisher: Bethany House Publishers (April 5, 2011)

  • ISBN-13: 978-1611295535

  • The Amish as well as other Anabaptist groups have used the same book of prayers for centuries. Now for the first time a selection of these prayers is readily available in English. This exclusive authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by Beverly Lewis--will give readers insights into the spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Each prayer is paired with a Scripture passage to draw readers closer to God. This hardcover illustrated gift book is perfect for old and new fans of Amish fiction alike.

    My Review:

    I thought this was a touching collection of prayers. The book is divided into sections like prayers for a new day, guidance, and purity of heart. They are short, simple, and easy to understand. I love the English bible verse underneath each prayer. I read the entire book in one sitting but it can easily be used for daily devotions. Like a lot of people I am at times fascinated by the Amish way of living which can seem simpler. Recommended.

    About the author:

    I've had my nose in a book, for as long as I remember. When I was about 9 years old, I started writing my own stories. By sixth grade, I'd hand-written a 66-page semi-autobiographical book titled, "She Shall Have Music."

    When I'm between writing deadlines, I enjoy hiking in the Rocky Mountains with my husband. Cooking from scratch, playing Mozart at the piano, and making family memory albums, as well as traveling to meet my devoted readers during book tours, are some of my very favorite things. I also adore reading biographies and memoirs, as well as classic literature.

    Review copy provided by Bethany publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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