A Celebration of the Simple Life

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Birds are joyous every day,

Just like children out at play.

Their sweet shrill singing is the way we know,

Birds are happy to be alive, and let it show.

 

God wants us to be happy and wear a smile,

Thanking Him and giving praises all...

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Overview

Birds are joyous every day,

Just like children out at play.

Their sweet shrill singing is the way we know,

Birds are happy to be alive, and let it show.

 

God wants us to be happy and wear a smile,

Thanking Him and giving praises all the while.

The Bible tells us to rejoice and be glad,

Just like the birds, we’re to be happy, not sad.

 

Experience the delight and a renewed sense of appreciation for a slower-paced lifestyle with this refreshing gift book featuring the original poetry of bestselling author Wanda E. Brunstetter. With a unique blend of inspirational verse and devotional readings centered around the many facets of simple living, you’ll find the encouragement you need to relish life in the slow lane every day of the year.

Fascinated by the Amish people during the years of visiting her husband’s family in Pennsylvania, Wanda E. Brunstetter combined her interest with her writing and now has several novels about the Amish in print, along with numerous other stories and ministry booklets. She lives in Washington State, where her husband is a pastor, but takes every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States.

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Editorial Reviews

Author's Choice Reviews - Carolyn R. Scheidies

Brunstetter has written a beautiful devotional based on her relationship with the Amish/Plain People. This takes their simple way of life out of the fiction she usually writes to showing us how to step back and find God in a less busy, simple way that so characterizes the Amish.

Miss Lynn's Book & More - Lynn Fowlston

In her newest devotional book “A Celebration Of The Simple Life” Ms. Brunstetter shares some of her experiences with her Amish friends along with some beautiful poetry , devotionals and prayers in a collection that should and will encourage most to live the Simple life. Along with some beautiful photography this is a book that will be read not just once but again and again

It does not matter what church or denomination that one belongs to we are all one in the eyes of God and this little book will be an inspiration to all. Life is hectic and we should all take note, sit back and relax and enjoy the Simple Life

The World of Book Reviews - Barbara Hightower

Fantastic devotional read.

The fact the author incorporated Amish teachings and beliefs, was an added bonus for me. I will be using this book over and over. A great gift for anyone at holidays or birthdays.

Thoughts from a Complusive Reader - Rachel Ropper

This is a wonderful devotional that I know I'd love to own.

This is all completed with absolutely stunning photography that will simply take your breath away; I simply cannot emphasise enough how beautiful these pictures are

I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Amish or loves reading novels about them or anyone who just wants to simplify their life. This would make the perfect gift or stocking filler as it isn't particularly large or expensive. I only wish I'd known about this when I was making my Christmas list!

Wendi Burke - Wendi's Christian Book Reviews

This heartfelt book, filled with hope and promise, could only be improved by its protraction in the form of a daily devotional.
Smh1180's Blog - Stacy Hancock

Wonderful little devotional book. This is definitely one to keep on the book shelf. As the title says its focus is on the simple way of life. A great reminder to slow down and savor the moments. We all get so swept away in the material world that is all around us today. Sometimes, refocusing helps widen our eyes to whats really important.
A Lit Up Life - Darlene Messenger

I personally found this to be a lovely and timely devotion,showcasing a beautiful group of Godly people and inspiring me to a simpler way of life myself.
Panorama of a Book Saint - Conrade Yap

This is a great gift book. Its colour is visually stunning. The arrangement of reflections is easy to follow. The soft reflection is comforting and warm. I find that this book is best read in a meditative, slow, and prayerful manner. The way to understanding Amish spirituality is through slow-paced, and an intentional focus on God as the Higher Authority in our thoughts, words, and deeds. Kudos to Wanda for an excellent collection of devotions.

Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the book. The best way to savour the book is not to rush through it, but to read it slowly. Good for individuals. Good for groups.

Laurie Here - Laurie Carlson

This book is a beautiful book that is full of devotions written by the author, Wanda E Brunstetter, best selling author of many Amish Fiction books. She chooses Bible verses that correspond as closely as possible to the devotions she writes. She includes prayers after every devotion as well. This would be a beautiful book to give to someone special in your life. The author even includes a place in the front of the book to write something special to that person.
Love My 2 Dogs - Tammy Graham

There are so many uplifting things in this book. So many things I would love to have printed and hanging in different areas of my house. I am envious of the things that Wanda E. Brunstetter has written about in this book. I am intrigued of the simple life that the Amish lead and the great friendship that she has with them. The stories that she tells about their great faith is simply amazing. I want this book to lay on my coffee table so that when I am feeling a bit blah I can reach for it and read the uplifting stories that are in this great book!
Author's Choice Reviews

Brunstetter has written a beautiful devotional based on her relationship with the Amish/Plain People. This takes their simple way of life out of the fiction she usually writes to showing us how to step back and find God in a less busy, simple way that so characterizes the Amish.

— Carolyn R. Scheidies

Miss Lynn's Book & More

In her newest devotional book “A Celebration Of The Simple Life” Ms. Brunstetter shares some of her experiences with her Amish friends along with some beautiful poetry , devotionals and prayers in a collection that should and will encourage most to live the Simple life. Along with some beautiful photography this is a book that will be read not just once but again and again

It does not matter what church or denomination that one belongs to we are all one in the eyes of God and this little book will be an inspiration to all. Life is hectic and we should all take note, sit back and relax and enjoy the Simple Life

— Lynn Fowlston

The World of Book Reviews

Fantastic devotional read.

The fact the author incorporated Amish teachings and beliefs, was an added bonus for me. I will be using this book over and over. A great gift for anyone at holidays or birthdays.

— Barbara Hightower

Thoughts from a Complusive Reader

This is a wonderful devotional that I know I'd love to own.

This is all completed with absolutely stunning photography that will simply take your breath away; I simply cannot emphasise enough how beautiful these pictures are

I'd definitely recommend this book to anyone who is interested in the Amish or loves reading novels about them or anyone who just wants to simplify their life. This would make the perfect gift or stocking filler as it isn't particularly large or expensive. I only wish I'd known about this when I was making my Christmas list!

— Rachel Ropper

Miss Lynn Book's & More

In her newest devotional book “A Celebration Of The Simple Life” Ms. Brunstetter shares some of her experiences with her Amish friends along with some beautiful poetry , devotionals and prayers in a collection that should and will encourage most to live the Simple life. Along with some beautiful photography this is a book that will be read not just once but again and again

It does not matter what church or denomination that one belongs to we are all one in the eyes of God and this little book will be an inspiration to all. Life is hectic and we should all take note, sit back and relax and enjoy the Simple Life

— Lynn Fowlston

Wendi Burke

This heartfelt book, filled with hope and promise, could only be improved by its protraction in the form of a daily devotional.

— Wendi's Christian Book Reviews

Smh1180's Blog

Wonderful little devotional book. This is definitely one to keep on the book shelf. As the title says its focus is on the simple way of life. A great reminder to slow down and savor the moments. We all get so swept away in the material world that is all around us today. Sometimes, refocusing helps widen our eyes to whats really important.

— Stacy Hancock

A Lit Up Life

I personally found this to be a lovely and timely devotion,showcasing a beautiful group of Godly people and inspiring me to a simpler way of life myself.

— Darlene Messenger

Panorama of a Book Saint

This is a great gift book. Its colour is visually stunning. The arrangement of reflections is easy to follow. The soft reflection is comforting and warm. I find that this book is best read in a meditative, slow, and prayerful manner. The way to understanding Amish spirituality is through slow-paced, and an intentional focus on God as the Higher Authority in our thoughts, words, and deeds. Kudos to Wanda for an excellent collection of devotions.

Do not be deceived by the simplicity of the book. The best way to savour the book is not to rush through it, but to read it slowly. Good for individuals. Good for groups.

— Conrade Yap

Laurie Here

This book is a beautiful book that is full of devotions written by the author, Wanda E Brunstetter, best selling author of many Amish Fiction books. She chooses Bible verses that correspond as closely as possible to the devotions she writes. She includes prayers after every devotion as well. This would be a beautiful book to give to someone special in your life. The author even includes a place in the front of the book to write something special to that person.

— Laurie Carlson

Love My 2 Dogs

There are so many uplifting things in this book. So many things I would love to have printed and hanging in different areas of my house. I am envious of the things that Wanda E. Brunstetter has written about in this book. I am intrigued of the simple life that the Amish lead and the great friendship that she has with them. The stories that she tells about their great faith is simply amazing. I want this book to lay on my coffee table so that when I am feeling a bit blah I can reach for it and read the uplifting stories that are in this great book!

— Tammy Graham

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781602607729
  • Publisher: Barbour Publishing, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/1/2010
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 689,381
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.
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