Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World

Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World

by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World

Amish Peace: Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World

by Suzanne Woods Fisher


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Of all the gifts that Jesus left us, his peace is most elusive. We long for it in our homes, in our relationships, in our life situations. One place we can look and see "living peace" is in the lives of the Amish. But you don't have to become Amish to bring these simple, practical ways of living into your own life—and make personal peace a reality.

Organized around five central themes in Amish life, each section will include real-life stories, callouts of Amish proverbs, and interesting facts about Amish communities. Each section will also contain questions for reflection and action—things you can do in your own life that "make for peace."

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780800733384
Publisher: Baker Publishing Group
Publication date: 09/15/2009
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Letters, The Calling, the Lancaster County Secrets series, and the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at and connect with Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments 11

Introduction: Become Amish? 13

Part 1 Simplicity 17

The Worth of Money 21

Small-Scale Living 25

Family First 28

Amish Stuff 32

The Amish Dress Code 35

A Love Affair with Scooters 38

The Cool Factor 41

A Word to the Wise 45

Slim and Trim 48

Off the Grid 51

Part 2 Time 55

Sue Bender of Time 59

The Clockless Year 63

The Team 68

The Patient Farmer 72

Going In with the Boys 76

Experience Is the Great Teacher 80

A Margin of Error 84

Growing Old Amish 88

Nancy Blank's Funeral 91

Part 3 Community 95

Bart Township Fire Station 51 99

Artist Susie Riehl 103

The Lowly Spirit of Gelassenheit 107

God's Special Children 111

Help Thy Neighbor 114

I Like to Put My Feet under the Table 118

One-Room Schoolhouse 121

Children Are Loved but Not Adored 125

The Grocery Shower 128

Face-to-Face 132

For the Good of the Community 135

Amish Quilts 138

Growing Up Amish 142

The Burning Barn 146

Part 4 Forgiveness 151

The Freedom of Forgiveness 155

When Forgiveness Doesn't Happen 159

The Comfort Quilt 162

A Sacred Silence 166

The Slingshot 170

The Given Word 173

Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzels 177

Good Night, My Son 181

Part 5 The Sovereignty of God 185

No Sunday Sales 189

Only God Fires Ministers 193

The Cycle of Life 197

The Good Samaritan 200

Amische Lieder (Amish Music) 203

By Ye Separate 206

Epilogue 211

Notes 214

Recommended Reading 217

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