Moms almost always have words of wisdom for their children:
- If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all.
- You've made your bed; now you have to lay in it.
- Take all you want, but eat all you take.
Here's a saying I regularly use with my own children:
"Anything worth doing is worth doing well."
There were quite a few quotes of wisdom as I read Amish Proverbs that I found convicting and encouraging. Here are a few of them:
Amish Proverbs is a beautiful book; the photography is amazing. When I first heard about this book from Revell, it was mentioned as a "coffee table" book. I was expecting something HUGE...but it is a small, 6x6" gorgeous hardbound book, something that will easily fit on your bookshelf or on a little side table.
Not only did I enjoy reading this book for pleasure and inspiration, I would like to include it in our family Bible devotional times together. Now that the girls are 10 and 12 and more interested in deeper Bible studies, I'd like to use Amish Proverbs to help us look up Scriptures that go along with individual quotes of wisdom. I think that this would be a great resource to use along with studying the Bible.
The quotes provided in Amish Proverbs would also be excellent for copywork, for all of you homeschooling families out there. Maybe some day, in my spare time (ha!), I can develop a set of copywork pages to go along with this book.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. 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.
Here are some other books written by Suzanne Woods Fisher:
Disclosure: I received this book and the giveaway copy free of charge from the Revell Book Review Program in exchange for an honest review of the book. No other compensation was provided.