Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Amish Values for Your Family Book Review

SUMMARY:  What We Can Learn from the Simple Life

     When it comes to strong families that know how to truly enjoy life together, there is much we can learn from the Amish.  Just how do they establish such strong family bonds, such deeply held values, and such wonderful family traditions?  In Amish Values for Your Family, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shares the secrets of Amish family life.  In this inspiring and practical book, you will meet real Amish families that are a lot like yours.  Through their stories you'll discover how to slow down, safeguard family time, raise children who stand strong in their faith, and prioritize what's truly important.
     Amish values like community, forgiveness, simple living, obedience, and more can be your family legacy - without selling your car or changing your wardrobe.

REVIEW:  This book is interesting and inspiring.  Some of the ideas were very obvious but they are ones that we've forgotten in our busy and electronically connected lives.  Simple ideas like helping your neighbors or anyone in need, giving your children responsibilities, observing God's handiwork around you, forgiving those who are mean and hurtful, and that marriages are made before God and are permanent.  The author also included snippets found in a weekly Amish-Mennonite newspaper that were humorous.  I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to families (and singles) wanting more of the simple things in life.

Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as the Lancaster County Secrets novels.  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.  Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom.  She lives in California.  Visit her website at  She can also be found on Facebook at Suzanne Woods Fisher.

1 comment:

Amy said...

This one sounds great too. My husband and I are both striving for a more simple life, and I've always been fascinated by all things Amish.
Thanks, Michelle!