Monday, August 15, 2011

Amish Values for Your Family

Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell
August 2011
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1996-8
Genre: Inspirational/nonfiction/Parenting

Amish seem to know what they are doing when it comes to raising strong families. They enjoy life together, work together, play together, and even have strong extended family ties. What do they do differently than us? And how can we recreate their method in our busy lives?

Suzanne Woods Fisher addresses that issue in AMISH VALUES FOR YOUR FAMILY. She tells a true story about an Amish family or someone well acquainted with the Amish, and then works in practical applications for us to implicate. That is followed by two quotes by Amish scribes in different parts of the country.

In this book, Suzanne shares how the Amish can teach us to:

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

The book is divided up into four sections:

1. Children are loved but not adored
2. Great expectations
3. Daily bread
4. Letting go

I read through this book in one sitting, but it is meant to read slowly, so you can absorb the principles in the pages. I will be going back through this book again to fully understand some of the ideas, especially the ones that our family doesn’t already do. If you are looking for a simpler life, a closer family, and having your priorities straight, then AMISH VALUES FOR YOUR FAMILY is a book to pick up. You won’t be disappointed. $12.99. 190 pages.


Suzanne said...

Hi Laura! Just wanted to thank you for your lovely, thoughtful review of Amish Values and for being a part of the blog tour! Warmly, Suzanne

Jill said...

I agree that this book needs to be taken more slowly. I read it so fast I want to find time to go back and take it little by little so the ideas really have a chance to sink in.