Thursday, May 14, 2015

The Heart of the Amish ~ Suzanne Woods Fisher

  • File Size: 7715 KB
  • Print Length: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (April 28, 2015)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00QMSCL38

"Powerful! That's the first word that comes to mind after reading this excellent book. You will be inspired to make changes in your life."--Chandler Gerber, featured in the film From One Second to the Next 
We have all been hurt and we all have someone we need to forgive. But sometimes it's hard to let go of our hurt and anger in order to truly forgive and move on. 

For the Amish, forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. From daily annoyances to heartbreaking tragedy, they exhibit an incredible capacity for forgiveness that often baffles us. How do they do it? And how can we have the same attitude and ability to forgive?

Through true stories gathered from a variety of Amish communities, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shows you how the Amish are able to release their pain and desire for revenge, and live at peace with others. Her in-depth, personal research uncovers the astounding yet fundamental way the Amish can forgive anyone from the angry customer at the grocery store to the shooter at Nickel Mines. You'll learn how to invite God into yourstory, apply lessons from the Amish to your own circumstances, and find the freedom that comes with true forgiveness.

My take on this book:
The Heart Of The Amish is a keeper one that has found a permanent place on my bookshelf. I am a huge fan of Suzanne Woods Fisher and her Amish fiction writing so I really had to wonder what this non-fiction look at the Amish might be like. Well I must say it is one of the best books I have read so far this year. The insight into how the Amish live and forgive and in essence find peace in that forgiveness is something that just comes naturally to them because of their faith. The true stories give us glimpses of real people with real Amish folks with real feelings, but it's their faith in God and the lesson of knowing that forgiveness isn't about the person who perpetrated the wrong, but instead it letting go of bitterness and hurt in order to find true peace with themselves. Truly a book filled with life lessons that I only hope that I can aspire to. A book that I will read often whenever I find it difficult to let go and forgive. On a scale of one to five this book really is a six and would make a wonderful gift for anyone who wants to achieve a closer walk with God by learning to forgive in order to find peace at heart.

A complimentary copy of this book was provided for review.

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