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Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life

Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life

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"Amish Values for Your Family is charming! It will lift your spirits and bring you closer to the Amish."—Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times bestselling author of When the Soul Mends

When it comes to strong families that know how to truly enjoy life together, there is much we can learn

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"Amish Values for Your Family is charming! It will lift your spirits and bring you closer to the Amish."—Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times bestselling author of When the Soul Mends

When it comes to strong families that know how to truly enjoy life together, there is much we can learn from the Amish. Just how do they establish such strong family bonds, such deeply held values, and such wonderful family traditions? In Amish Values for Your Family, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shares the secrets of Amish family life. In this inspiring and practical book, you will meet real Amish families that are a lot like yours. Through their stories you'll discover how to

slow down
safeguard family time
raise children who stand strong in their faith
prioritize what's truly important

Amish values like community, forgiveness, simple living, obedience, and more can be your family legacy—without selling your car or changing your wardrobe.

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as the Lancaster County Secrets novels. 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. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom. She lives in California.

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Library Journal
Fisher, author (Amish Peace) and host of the radio program Amish Wisdom, has rapidly established herself as a kind of conduit for outsiders interested in learning about Old Order and Amish traditions—a kind of inheritance from her "Plain" grandfather. Most Americans knew little about the Amish before seeing the Harrison Ford film Witness; many then promptly forgot about this small cluster of communities known for their adherence to an Anabaptist faith and their uneasy rejection of most features of modern life. Here, Fisher shares the anecdotes of Amish friends and emphasizes the lessons to be learned from them. VERDICT While we are all in danger of misunderstanding the Amish and celebrating a falsely folksy, twee quality, Fisher's work attempts to establish firmer links between Amish values and our world without entirely embracing their choices or rejecting ours; readers of the increasingly popular stream of Amish fiction should enjoy this taste of Amish reality.
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Amish Values for Your Family is charming! It will lift your spirits and bring you closer to the Amish.” 
—Cindy Woodsmall , New York Times bestselling author of When the Soul Mends

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780800719968
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as the Lancaster County Secrets series. 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.

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