Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Amish Values by Suzanne Woods Fisher Book Review

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. "It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful." -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

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.

Here's my review:
Reading Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher really brought me to a place of needed simplicity.  After each chapter that showed a glimpse into Amish life, there was a short insert about getting those values to translate to our modern lives.  I really liked the story called Laundry Day.  Hand washing and hanging clothes out to dry can take a tremendous amount of time in an already busy day.  But Lena and Wilma's mother used her time wisely by praying for her children and refused the offer of gas powered washing machine.  Why?  That wasn't time she wanted to cut back.  This made me think about how I could use mundane tasks such as folding laundry to pray for my children.  I think next time I'm washing my baby's bottles or making my son's sandwich I can say prayers for them.  Suzanne makes a good point to "look for an open moment in your day that can become a habit of prayer."

*This product was provided to me free of charge for purpose of this review. This is my honest opinion of this book and no monetary compensation was received for my opinion.*

1 comment:

Suzanne said...

Hi Shonda! I really liked the point you brought out from "Amish Values"...about seeing mundane tasks in a different light. So glad that "popped" for you! A good reminder for me...on this very day as I head over to my mom's to clean up her apt.! Thanks for that little nudge to adjust my attitude. Warmly, Suzanne