Amish Values for Your Family

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. “It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.” -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE
* A Signed Bill Coleman original
* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs onSuzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.

But, wait there’s more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

 

About the book:

It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.”
-Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of I Am Hutterite

For readers who long for strong families that know how to truly enjoy life together, there is much to learn from the Amish. Values like community, forgiveness, simple living, obedience, and more can be your family legacy–without selling your car, changing your wardrobe, or moving out to farm country.

In Amish Values for Your Family, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shows how you can adopt the wisdom of the Amish when it comes to family matters. In this inspiring and practical book readers will find charming true stories interlaced with solid, biblical advice about parenting, marriage, and all aspects of family life. As readers get an intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of real Amish families, they will learn to prioritize what’s truly important, simplify decision-making, slow down as a family, safeguard time together, and let go when the time comes.

About Suzanne:

Her interest in the Amish began with her grandfather, W.D. Benedict, who was raised Plain. She has many, many Plain relatives living in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and travels back to Pennsylvania, as well as to Ohio, a couple of times each year for research.

Suzanne has a great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to the world. In both her fiction and non-fiction books, she has an underlying theme: You don’t have to “go Amish” to incorporate many of their principles–simplicity, living with less, appreciating nature, forgiving others more readily– into your life.

When Suzanne isn’t writing or bragging to her friends about her first new grandbaby (!), she is raising puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne’s way of thinking, you just can’t take life too seriously when a puppy is tearing through your house with someone’s underwear in its mouth.

Suzanne can be found on-line at: www.suzannewoodsfisher.com.

Amish Values for Your Family is available on Amazon.com (Not my affiliate link)

 

MY REVIEW:

I loved Amish Values for Your Family. This book is better savored a chapter at a time, rather then read all at once.

Each of the 38 chapters begins with an Amish Proverb. I particularly loved this one:

Unless there is within us that which is above us, we shall soon yield to that which is about us.

Go back and read it a few times. It’s totally true.

Every chapter also has a Road Map: Getting There From Here section to help you apply what was learned from the Amish to your own life.

One of my favorite chapters is titled Northern Lights. It’s the story of a woman whose family was visiting relatives. It was late, and their host wanted to take them outside for a walk. She was reluctant to go, it was late, it was cold, and he wanted to take them out on the frozen lake. She really didn’t wanted to walk out on an unfamiliar frozen lake. After being assured it was safe, she walked a good ways out on the lake with everyone else. Then she it. The Northern Lights. “The beauty of God’s handiwork brought tears to my eyes. I will never forget it.”

While most of us are not in locations where we can witness the Northern Lights, there are many, many wonderous sights that God has made in our own areas. We recently laid on the front porch together watching for meteors during a meteor shower. We live in the country and like to ride around and see all the different animals our neighbors have, Llamas, peacocks, donkies, and something we call “hairy cows”. We don’t know for sure what kind it is, but it’s some kind of cow with a hairy, furry head. The kids, along with their cousin, even made up a song about the hairy cows. Which has to be heard in person to be believed. rolfol That kind of family bonding can’t take place when everyone is running in different directions, doing their own thing.

We also like to take walks as a family, looking at all the wild flowers in our area. Taking a walk together is something that all ages can do together. If there are no wildflowers where you live, walk around looking at the neighbors flower gardens and trees. It’s also great family fun to just look at the cloud formations together. Do you see the same things in the clouds that your kids see?

If your looking for ways to spend more time together as a family and ways to instill values in your kids, you will love Amish Values for Your Family.

 

 

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  1. Hi Linda! Really enjoyed the points you brought out about appreciating nature. Would you mind if I re-posted on my blog sometime? I’ll give you credit. Loved what you had to say! Thanks for being a part of the blog tour. Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher

  2. This book sounds great! I’ll definitely be entering the giveaway! I’m stopping by from the TOS crew blog hop, BTW!!
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