Amish Prayers

Amish Prayers

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by Beverly Lewis
     
 

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The Amish as well as other Anabaptist groups have used the same book of prayers for centuries. Now for the first time a selection of these prayers is readily available in English. This exclusive authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by Beverly Lewis--will give readers insights into the spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Each

Overview

The Amish as well as other Anabaptist groups have used the same book of prayers for centuries. Now for the first time a selection of these prayers is readily available in English. This exclusive authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by Beverly Lewis--will give readers insights into the spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Each prayer is paired with a Scripture passage to draw readers closer to God. This hardcover illustrated gift book is perfect for old and new fans of Amish fiction alike.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441214133
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
193,305
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is the New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in nine languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies. The Brethren was honored with a 2007 Christy Award. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado.
Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, has more than 17 million books in print. Her stories have been published in eleven languages and have regularly appeared on numerous bestseller lists, including the New York Times and USA Today. Beverly and her husband, David, live in Colorado, where they enjoy hiking, biking, making music, and spending time with their family. Learn more at www.beverlylewis.com.

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Amish Prayers: Heartfelt Expressions of Humility, Gratitude, and Devotion 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Yiya More than 1 year ago
I generally do not favor prayer compilations, as we tend to consider them more than the Bible - a practice that I disagree with, as I believe our prayer should be a personal communication with our Creator. However, I Mrs. Lewis's novels, which depict the Amish people with straightforwardness and a caring heart that reflects their deep communion with God. This sparked my curiosity about this book, knowing that the compilation would be made by someone knowledgeable in the matter, and despite that No wonder why those characters are so rich and faithful! With prayers like the ones in this compilation, we witness the validity and authority of the Word of God. It includes prayers said in different times of the day, like breakfast, in different moments of life, like death, and even in different attitudes, like thankfulness. Each prayer has a Bible reference from which it takes its inspiration, reminding us how Biblical principles can be applied to different aspects of our life. There are not enough words to fully describe how special this compilation is. I hold it, and I know I'm holding something special and unique - that is how powerful the Word of God is, the source of inspiration for the prayers. The essence and main beauty of this book is its expression of trust and faith in the Almighty God, always aligning our whole self to Him. This precious little book reminds us that prayer is a thing from the heart. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for a review. This did not bias my opinion on the book, nor on the author.
Joycesp More than 1 year ago
I read some of it everyday. I look in there and see what I am feeling, than read it.
theka More than 1 year ago
Amish Prayers is a compilation of prayers translated from their original German (as the Amish still read them)- for the enjoyment, education and edification of the non-Amish community. The book is divided into sections of prayers for comfort, strength, repentance, etc. as well as for morning and evening. The prayers are deep, meaningful and rooted in Scripture. Each prayer has a verse to meditate along with it. Christian's of most any denomination will find them suitable for personal devotion time, as well as a teaching tool. The pages are beautifully graced with sketches depicting daily Amish life in a way that is respectful to the Amish's wishes. A small gift book size this is definitely a must have to compliment any Beverly Lewis fans collection. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Bethany House Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commision's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."
MaureenST More than 1 year ago
I really like this Devotional Book. There is a Table of Contents in the beginning leading you to what you may need that day. Included are several prayers [with sweet Amish drawings] along with the appropriate scripture that applies. Enjoyed the Foreword by Beverly Lewis the author. She explains the German prayer book Die Ernsthafte Christenpflicht has been with the Amish since the first printing in 1708. The written prayers are regarded as a precious possession by both the Amish and the Mennonite. The book includes translated prayers from the original German book. How fortunate we are to be able to enjoy these. Thank you Beverly Lewis for sharing this with us! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from of Bethany House. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.
leftyjewel More than 1 year ago
"O Lord, awaken in us a hunger and thirst for you and your righteousness. Teach us to act according to your will, for you are our God. May your good Spirit lead us along the straight path. We commend ourselves to you. Let all of our works be blessed and bring honor to your name and be useful to our neighbors. Make us into tools of your mercy, and let us joyfully go forth and practice our calling. Amen." p. 25 from Amish Prayers This book of Amish prayers compiled by Beverly Lewis is full of wonderful prayers used by the Plain people. The 139 pages are divided into 12 categories of prayers with a foreword by Lewis. Each prayer has a corresponding scripture verse with it and simple drawings of the Amish are scattered throughout the book. I love the small size of the book-it fits perfectly in my hand or purse. This volume is beautiful and inspiring and would make a perfect gift-especially for a Beverly Lewis fan. Bethany House Publishing graciously provided me with a copy of this book-my views are my own.
Yolan More than 1 year ago
This is a wonderful collection of prayers with scripture references. I love it!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a smaller book that affords Beverly Lewis fans a sneak peek into the culture they've grown to love. A short, easy read. Not sure how accurate it truely is, though. I recommend reading this book if you are very interested in Amish culture, or if you want to read everything by Ms. Lewis.
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It's no wonder I love books about tne Amish.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The beautiful prayers in this book are the best way to start and end the day. They are very simple, give me a peace and express my thoughts and feelings better than i can. Will keep it in my library forever.
Samson1954 More than 1 year ago
As expected, this Lewis book is as interesting and entertaining as all her other Amish books I have read. I am intriged with the Amish lifestyle and enjoy reading all about them. THis book is interesting since it covers prayers and what they are thinking in this aspect. An interesting and fun book.
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Darcella More than 1 year ago
there are some beautiful prayers here.
PurpleladyMK More than 1 year ago
very inspiring
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AndrewsReads122 More than 1 year ago
I'm Catholic but still a good book. I learned a lot about the Amish prayers.
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dontcallmesweeetie More than 1 year ago
dont waste your time