Saturday, August 27, 2011

Book Review - "Amish Values for Your Family"

Suzanne Woods Fisher has complied lessons and story to help readers learn from a group of people leading a simple, yet fulfilling life in her book, "Amish Values for Your Family." Each chapter is a short story containing a lesson that highlights a value of the Amish, for example, spending time with your children, building something instead of buying it for the benefits of teaching your child while working on the project and what activities are we investing our time in and what are we wasting our time with. These are following with a road map section which consists of a few paragraphs providing pointers as to how to get from where you are currently at to where you want to be. There are also quotes shared in here directly from various members of Amish communities.

I found this book to be very interesting! I loved reading the various stories and lessons and I have always been fascinated by the Amish culture. Fisher's work really will help readers to be able to weave bits and pieces of the Amish culture in their English lives without going Amish! One lesson that I appreciated was the fact that time is so precious and to really make time for my kids and spend time interacting with them. Spending time together reading a story, making cookies together, taking a walk all result in spending quality time together, creating memories that will never be forgotten and being able to be a positive role model for them. I encourage readers to read this book as it will make you reconsider areas of your life.

“Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.”

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