Sunday, August 15, 2010

Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Fisher Woods...... and a giveaway

Note: Giveaway instructions after review. You MUST follow instructions to be entered.

Book description:
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 review:

This is a delightful book that would make a great coffee table book. It is a small hardcover, 6" by 6", and 205 pages, but is packed with insightful proverbs from the Amish, and great photographs. The author has also devoted some pages throughout to telling about different aspects of the Amish life such as faith, money, work ethic, and more. Proverbs dealing with that topic then follow.

Though not fiction, I enjoyed this book. Some of the proverbs were famliar to me, while others were not. It was neat to read more, and learn more about the Amish, and I also enjoyed the photographs throughout the book. I recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Amish, and it would make a great gift.

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.


Giveaway:
Thanks to Revell Publishers, I have a copy of Amish Proverbs to give away to one winner. You MUST follow these instructions to be eligible to win.

To enter: Comment with a proverb or saying that is common in your family. If you cannot come up with one that is common in your family, then comment with a proverb or saying you like.

Using random.org, I will pick a winner 10 days from today on August 25.

Thanks to Revell Publishers for the review and giveaway copies.

8 comments:

Mozi Esme said...

I really wanted to review this - but didn't respond in time! I'd love to win it... :)

"Crying girls are tired girls, and tired girls go to bed!" I hated this as a kid, but there is so much truth to it... :)

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2010/08/amish-proverbs_18.html

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Katie said...

Would love to win a copy of this!

It's easier to catch flies with honey than with vinegar!

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Linda Kish said...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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Vicki said...

I'd love to win this~

"The man who claims to be the boss in his own home will lie about other things as well."

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Emma said...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. This book sounds wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.

Alexia said...

My family doesn't really have a proverb that we use alot. But I heard this proverb "Fall seven times, get up eight" and fell in love with it. It is an awesome reminder to me to TRY. And that failing is okay so long as I keep going and never give up! I quote it often to myself!

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wmmahaney said...

One of my favorite quotes is by Jim Elliot He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain that which he cannot lose.
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Nancye said...

My parents always told us this one:

"A fool and his money are soon parted"

I found this one that I really like:

"A book holds a house of gold"

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net