Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People. These proverbs serve as teaching tools and maxims for practical living--but they're not just for the Amish. They're for anyone who seeks God's wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.
Ranging from the simple to the profound, from the serious to the humorous, these sayings will stick with you through life's joys and sorrows. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occasion.
Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.
Suzanne's Amish Proverbs just hit the shelves. To celebrate she's giving away a KINDLE and throwing a party! Let the fun begin. See below for info and links.Find out more about the book, Suzanne and the blog tour here. Enter Suzanne Woods Fisher's Simple Wisdom KINDLE Giveaway!
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My take: What a delightful book! Each of the eleven chapters opens with a short 'story' of about four pages, illustrating the concept of that chapter. Concepts such as time, money, work ethic, etc. That is followed by about a dozen pages, with beautiful photographs and wonderful little sayings. All of it makes you think. Some make you smile. Some were familiar to me, but many were not.
I thought I'd highlight a favorite proverb from the book, but on nearly every page, I find myself thinking, "Oooh, that one is good!" and I just can't narrow it down. So, rather than a favorite, let's just pull two from the chapter on Education and two from Children & Family.
- Some read just enough to keep themselves misinformed.
- It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- Raising boys is as easy as digesting iron.
- Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.
So how about you? Do you have favorite family sayings? Or a proverb from your cultural background? If you want to share it here, that is one way to win your own copy of Amish Proverbs. It does not have to be original!!
You can also get an entry by entering the Kindle Giveaway. Come back and post to tell me you entered that giveaway!
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- Follow me with Google Friend Connect, and leave a comment (if you already follow me, that's good for two entries)
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Disclaimer: I received a book for myself and one to giveaway from Revell Books through LitFuse Blog Tour. No other compensation was received. All opinions expressed in this review are my own.