We were gifted with a book Giveaway for the new book Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom From the Simple Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher. This new hardcover book includes a collection of proverbs spoken in the Amish community. The author writes “these proverbs are small, concentrated packages that let us peek into the window of peoples’ values and beliefs.” They have been passed down through the generations and now they are available in this new book.
The book is a reminder of some of of the sayings passed down in my own family. I’ll never forget my Grandma Rose saying “Jumping Jehosaphat” which according to Wiki was based on scripture. My parents would constantly say “children should be seen and not heard” and per Wiki came from Salem witch trials. LOL, I always assumed it was a Dr. Spock saying because his book was usually in a prominent location in our family home- beside the family bible.
About the Book
Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 Amish proverbs from her research and personal experience, and compiled them into this hardcover book. The collection includes simple to profound, funny to serious proverbs, and a few that you may have heard from your own parents or grandparents. The collection is organized by theme, such as time, money, handling adversity, character and just for fun. Each chapter begins with a story of Amish life, followed by a selection of sayings. Inspirational photos from the Amish community and everyday life are placed between the pages, adding color and a modern publishing look of the book.
About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is the author of several books on the Amish life. Her books are inspired by her grandfather who was raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. For more information visit her website www.SuzanneWoodsFisher.com or Twitter.com/suzannewfisher
Favorite Amish Proverbs from Suzanne Woods Fisher
- Nothing lasts forever, not even your troubles.
- If you are careful with your pennies, the dollars will take care of themselves.
- Thoughts are tax-free.
- Bibles that are coming apart usually belong to people who are not.
- You can’t stumble when you are on your knees.
- When fear knocks at the door, send faith to answer.
- God’s best is known by surrender, not struggle.
- God won’t lead you where His grace can’t keep you.
Favorite Scripture from the Book
None. This is a book of Amish sayings known as proverbs.
We received an advance copy of this book from RevellBooks.com for review and another for the giveaway. Only 50 bloggers are participating in this opportunity.
We’re giving away one copy of the Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom From the Simple Life by Suzanne Woods Fisher. One winner, at least 18 years older, will be selected by Random.org on September 1, 2010 at noon PDT. To enter, post a comment below and share a family proverb from your own family.
Giveaway now closed…winner selected by Random.org is Shauna.