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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Amish Values for your Family by Suzanne Woods Fisher

It's time for another book review!  What can you learn form the Simple Life?


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.
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I just loved this book.  I sat down one evening, opened my copy, thinking that I would just read maybe a chapter or so....before I knew it.... it was one o'clock in the morning! 

We can learn so much from others, and the way they live their life.  For example, Suzanne wrote a chapter called "The mud hole".   In this chapter she tells a story about an Amish family.  The family pet has died and dad told his boys to dig  a whole so that after Dad did all the errands, they could bury the dear old family pet.  The boys found a mud hole, while working and decides that playing was funner than digging the whole for their lost loved pet.    Dad comes home to find that the whole has not been dug and the boys had played in the mud hole.... What did dad do?  He dug the hole and buried the pet.  (This story is just so cute!  Can you see your little boys and maybe girls doing this!... I can!)

As I read that story, I started thinking about all the times when life is hard , times are tough, kids are being kids and wonder  is it so bad to just let kids be kids.  Yes, Dad could of fussed the boys and made them finish the hole, but he knew they needed to be kids.  Do we have to have our Kids in every spot, dance, or competition there is?  What has happened to those days were kids played in the sprinklers, rode bikes down the street or played hide and seek with neighbors? 

This book is filled with cute, thought provoking and some sad stories.   YOU will find yourself thinking: what can I learn from the Simple life?   I know I did.

 How can you  find your copy of  Amish Values for your Family....

“Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

2 comments:

  1. I'm your newest follower!
    This book looks like something I'd love to read and it especially interests me because I live in Amish country PA.

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  2. Welcome! thanks for following me... I just loved the book... hope you enjoy!

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