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:
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 Susanne Woods Fisher:
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I just subscribed to receive your updates. Amish Proverbs would be a great way to start the day with my daughter. I also like your suggestion for using the sayings for copywork.
Several years ago, we lived in a community where there were a lot of Amish. I grew to appreciate their hard working yet simple life style. Amish Proverbs would be a great book to own.
My husband read this book: Think No Evil: Inside the Story of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting...and Beyond. I did not read it because I thought it might be too disturbing. As my husband was reading this book, he shared many things with me. The most amazing thing was the response from the Amish and their example of true forgiveness.
Now that our children are older (11, 15, and 17) we have been using Tabletalk by R.C. Sproul for our family devotions. (Amish Proverbs entry)
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Here's one thing about the Amish. Most don't use electricity, creating a simple, old fashioned life.
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My favorite Amish book is "The Choice" by Suzanne Woods Fisher.
During our Family Bible times, I like to read from the Uncle Arthur Bedtime Stories, which are full of wonderful godly lessons.
I've always been interested in the Amish simple life. I really like the "community" as a whole. How they look out for each other and run to assist anyone who has a need, no questions asked. If a barn burns, all chip in time, talent, and treasures to aide them. They do it for the love the of person, not out of obligation to do so. Not for good works, but for helping their fellow man.
I live among the Amish here in central PA. They go by my house on a daily basis. They have local businesses that we frequent. One thing I've learned about them is that, though they only go to school through the 8th grade, they have a very good business sense and work ethic. And they help the economy in our small town and surrounding areas - many of the local businesses are Amish-run businesses.
I think Beverly Lewis is my favorite Amish author and I like all of her books - I like that they kinda leave you hanging at the end and you can't wait to get the next book!
I did read Suzanne's book - The Choice -and really liked it. It wasn't so steeped in Amish tradition (which I tend to be pretty critical about since I know the Amish) - but rather told a good story that I really enjoyed reading.
I have learned that the Amish women are wonderful cooks.
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I enjoy the Beverly Lewis books also.
We use Keys for Kids for our devotions.
Beverly Lewis is my favorite author as I love to read books about the Amish-as my family calls them mom's people because I admire them and for what they believe. I feel they put most of the "English" to shame!
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I have to be honest but I have learned alot of things from the Amish having grown up with them and the Mennonites. The Amish have such a gentle nature and it shows through there everyday life. They enjoy life and don't hurry through it but really take in what God has given them. They don't need the computors, cell phones, t.v.'s, and such. That is sticking with real believes and not letting the world come into your heart. Also, almost 4 years ago-Oct. 2, it was my oldest daughters 13 b-day and a day of saddness for me. It was the day the man went into the school house and shot the little girls. I'm tearing up right now thinking about it. The families lost precious lifes but found it inside of themselves to forgive-could we do that? The Amish endure alot from the world yet never react back. We can all learn from them! Sorry for such a long comment but I feel a connection to them and always have. They are one of the reasons I would love to move back East again!
I love the way the Amish take care of their elderly. My husband and I plan on doing that when the time comes with at least his mom, possibly mine also depending on how receptive they are when that time comes.
I love anything Beverly Lewis has written. However, the book that introduced me to the Amish was called Roseanna of the Amish. I can't remember the name of the author, but after reading that, I wanted to run away (I was in jr. high) and become Amish.
The Amish believe that faith calls for a lifestyle of discipleship and good works.
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I have read that they believe in a strong sense of community.
Ha~recently I saw an Amish buggy with a 24 roll pack of TP cruising-down the parking lot~Mama feeding her babe with a sippy cup AND eating Pringles potato chips~THEN they parked by the McDs, and he jumped down and went inside~SOMEHOW, it just didn't "seem" right~LOL!!
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I used live in an area with Mennonoites instead of Amish, and I am finding that my grandmother used to quote a lot of proverbs above. So I am saying that what they said has been remembered and become a part of other cultures.
The Amish people are very hard working, honest people.
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