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Friday, August 26, 2011

Amish Values for Your Family...Review and Giveaway

About the book:
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.

That the Amish people have strong families is well known.  Why they have them is what fascinates so many people.  Here, Suzanne Woods Fisher shares the secrets of Amish family life.  Through Amish proverbs, personal stories and anecdotes, Suzanne shows us that everyone of us can incorporate Amish values in our own lives.

As I read this little gem of a book, I thought that much of living life really is so simple.  We tend to make it complicated.  So much of the Amish way of life can be boiled down into one word:  kindness.  They are kind to each other, they care about each other, whether it be family, neighbor or even stranger.  There is respect in these families and in their communities.  I think a little more kindness would go a long way in making our own homes and communities happier and more successful.

This is a book that I will read again and I will have a highlighter and pen with me so I can mark passages and jot down my thoughts.  It's one of the best parenting books I think I've ever read.

Thanks to Amy at Litfuse Publicity for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Suzanne Woods Fisher here.  You can purchase your own copy here.  You can see other reviews and tour stops here.

Read 8/11

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5/5 Stars


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 on Suzanne’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.


  1. You are so right about kindness - we can definitely use more of it in the world. I bet my mother in law would love this book.

  2. Hey Holly! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Great to meet another Doctor Who fan. :)

  3. I think that this would be an interesting read.

  4. Hi Holly! Thanks so much for bringing out that part about kindness in your review for Amish Values. So glad that "popped" for you! It did for me, too. Thanks for being a part of the blog tour. Wow...5 stars! Woohoo! Warmly, Suzanne Woods Fisher