[Revell Blog Tour,Review AND Giveaway] Amish Proverbs by Susanne Woods Fisher

Posted 16 August, 2010 by Molly(Cover To Cover Cafe) in Book Reviews / 11 Comments

*See the end of this post for details on the giveaway!*

About the Book:
Simplify your life with Amish wisdom

Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People. These proverbs serve as teaching tools and maxims for practical living–but they’re not just for the Amish. They’re for anyone who seeks God’s wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.
Ranging from the simple to the profound, from the serious to the humorous, these sayings will stick with you through life’s joys and sorrows. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occasion.

About the author:
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. 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. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

My Review:
This review is a bit different. Instead of reviewing the book, I was asked to read through this and pick out my favorite proverb from the Amish and tell why, and then share something that my mother said to me growing up. So, my favorite one was:

It is hard to just pick one. The Amish are so wonderful with their words and wisdom, I want to pick them all. But since I have to pick just one, I pick “Raising boys is as easy as digesting iron.”. Now, you may say, out of all the wonderful wisdom, why on earth did I pick that one?! Well, the answer is simple: I am raising two boys and that quote is PERFECT! It helps to know that people as simply, faithful and loving as the Amish, feel that sometimes raising boys IS a little difficult. It helps me understand that if I stay strong in my faith, like they do, I can overcome the difficulties of raising them.

Now, for my family proverb: my mother always used to tell me “I hope your kids turn out just like you”, meaning that when I would give my mom hassle or be goofy while I was growing up and it would drive her insane, that she would wish it on me…well now, my boys are the SAME way I was and I say that to them often! LoL! Thanks, mom :-)!

The Giveaway:
Entering this giveaway is as easy as 1-2-3. 
1) Leave a comment telling me one of your family proverbs. 
2)You MUST leave an email address NO EMAIL=NO ENTRY
3)Leave your comment by 11:59pmEST on August 31st. 

If you don’t win a copy of this wonderful book here, you can purchase your copy here.

~Available August 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group~

*This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group*



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