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Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World Paperback – September 15, 2009
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Capture the simple peace of the Amish in your own life
You don't have to become Amish to make personal peace a reality. Organized around five central themes in Amish life, Amish Peace shows you how you can cultivate a simple life of love, gratitude, and faith in the midst of a very complicated world. It includes real-life stories and examples of Plain People, Amish proverbs, and fascinating facts about Amish communities. Each section also contains questions for reflection and action, outlining things you can do in your own life that "make for peace."
"Fisher plants the reader inside Amish living rooms, barns, kitchens, and schoolhouses while distilling the best of what Plain life has to offer."--Erik Wesner, author, Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive and the Amish America blog
"You will not only learn about this unique subculture, but you will also be inspired to live a life of peace."--Joel Kime, pastor, Faith Church, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
"Suzanne offers us a glimpse into a world of peace, serenity, and total commitment to family and God. This book just might change the way you live your life."--Glenda Lehman Ervin, vice president, marketing, Lehman's
Suzanne Woods Fisher's interest in the Anabaptist culture 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 has contributed to several nonfiction books, is the author of three novels, and lives in California.
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.
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Top customer reviews
This is a book of wisdom on how and why the Amish do what they do. It is a practical guide for the modern day life. We don't have to give up the benefits of technology to live a better balanced life. Don't just read and be amazed by the simple wisdom...let it change the way you live life...a little less stressed, more balanced and full of joy.
I strongly recommend this book if you are looking for:
1. A greater insight into the Amish way of life
2. A way to live in a simpler manner in today's world
3. An appreciation for a people of faith who deeply embrace their faith in all parts of their lives with a quiet serenity and joy.
As other reviewers have said this book could be read as a devotional.
Better than that, she is one of the few people who understands them and appreciates
the Amish peoples amazing wisdom.
She writes about the Amish people with the respect that they deserve.
I would simply say that she is one of the best writers of the Amish people that you can read.
This book is extraordinary. It goes very in depth, speaking of things you may have never known about the Amish.
One of my all time favourites.
I see things differently now. The teachings of Christ are more real because of the examples of a people living their faith and believing and trusting in God. With this trust comes peace.
Highly recommend this beautiful book.