Sunday, August 21, 2011

Amish Values for Your Family


by Suzanne Woods Fisher

Read the Back:
"Amish Values for Your Family is charming! It will lift your spirits and bring you closer to the Amish."--Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times bestselling author of When the Soul Mends

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
* 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.

My Thoughts:

This was an absolutely lovely book to read. Just in reading it I could feel the stress of the world lifting away. I love how this book reminds us of how even the simple things in life can make the biggest impact! The Amish Proverbs that start each chapter are truly words of wit and wisdom. Again, I found myself thinking about printing some of them off and hanging them around my house!

The section of the chapters titled "Road Map: Getting There from Here" are full of questions that the reader can use to examine how things are in their own lives and how they can challenge themselves to change the negatives into positives. I really enjoyed these sections as they got me thinking a lot about how I approach things in my life especially in relation to my children.

This book would make a great gift for anyone! I highly recommend it :D

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.