Saturday, August 27, 2011

Blog Tour: Amish Values For Your Family (Review)

When I first picked up "Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life," it was at the end of a REALLY long week.

I thought, I'll just skim it, see what it's like, and read some cute stories.

I was wrong. I couldn't put it down. Reading this book was like taking a drink of icy cold water on a hot day. Refreshing and rejuvenating.

Once again, Suzanne Woods Fisher has crafted a non-fiction book that rings with authenticity.

Through personal interviews - with Amish family members and friends - she truly helps show different aspects of the Amish life and faith, and how it can apply to a 21st Century family.

Your family may not be ready to give up computers, tv's, and well, the "typical" American lifestyle, but it might be ready to embrace some of the simple - almost common sense - approaches held by the Amish when it comes to raising a family.

This book is worth the read - but a word of warning, you might find yourself rethinking some things in life.

On a side note: I had finished this review, and my parents came for a visit. Something on the book cover must have caught my dad's eye. He sat down and started reading.

A little while later, he said - so, where did you get this book? It's pretty good! He decided there's a lot in this book that everyone could benefit from. I have a feeling this book is not going to make it into my library, but rather, travel back to my parents' house.

From the Publisher
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.

About The Author 
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, and A Lancaster County Christmas, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace.

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.

Fisher is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom, and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

Online Resources
Read an excerpt online of Amish Values
Become my friend on Facebook  Friend Suzanne Woods Fisher on Facebook
Follow me on Twitter  Follow Suzanne's Tweets on Twitter
Read my Blog  Read Suzanne Woods Fisher's Blog

About Revell, The Publisher
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group, offers practical books that bring the Christian faith to everyday life.  They publish resources from a variety of well-known brands and authors, including their partnership with MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and Hungry Planet. For more information, visit www.RevellBooks.com. 

Note: As a freelance journalist, I was provided a copy of this book by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. This review was not influenced by a free book - just in case you (or the FTC) were worried about this detail.

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