(Review and Giveaway Day 5) Amish Proverbs


TITLE: Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdome from the Simple Life
AUTHOR: Suzanne Woods Fisher
PUBLISHER: Revell
PAGES: 204
SOURCE: I received this book from Revell

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.

MY THOUGHTS:
I absolutely loved this book.

If you are a reader of my blog you know that I just love anything Amish. I swear I must have been Amish in my previous life. I am in awe of them and I have to say I praise them for being able to live a simple life. They are content with what they have.

This great little book is filled with eleven chapters. The chapters are about money,time, faith, work ethic, children & family, education etc. Within each chapter there is a short story about the subject. There are so many great photos included to illustrate the topic.

There was several proverbs that I have heard growing up. Here are a few of my favoirtes:

-Nothing lasts forever, not even your troubles.
-You get what you pay for.
-One can learn something new everyday.

A majority of the ones included in this book I never heard before reading the book but I have to say that they made me actually think about them.

This is a great book that would make a perfect gift. This is a book you don’t have to read cover to cover but can be picked up to read anytime. I did read this cover to cover and it now sits on my coffee table and I have been picking it up to read daily when I need a little pick me up.


So for your chance to win a copy of Amish Proverbs all you have to do is leave me a comment telling me what is your favorite saying/proverb and the best one will win a copy of this book.

-Open to Canada and US residents with a valid mailing address. Sorry no PO Boxes.
-You must leave me a comment with your favorite saying/proverb with your email address.

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Comments

  1. I think my mother in law would love this book. My father used to always say “two wrongs don’t make a right.” milou2ster(at)gmail.com

  2. This book sounds great. I have several favourite sayings/quotes/proverbs, but the one that has been popping up lately is: “to thine own self be true”.

    mparke[at]mts[dot]net

  3. My favorite proverb is; Absence Makes The Heart Grow Fonder.
    It is so true.

  4. oops, email freda.mans[at]sympatico.ca

  5. A favourite saying for me is “If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is!”

    ajmizen(at)hotmail(dot)com

  6. Hi Cindy!

    What a fabulous review you wrote up! So glad you enjoyed “Amish Proverbs.” I got a kick out of your readers’ proverbs. 🙂

    Thanks for helping to launch my little book!

    Warmly, Suzanne Fisher

  7. This looks like a great book. My favorite family proverb is do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

    avennett AT verizon DOT net

  8. My Mom always used to say Don’t bite the hand that feeds you.
    This book sounds wonderful.

    cenya2 at hotmail dot com

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