10/02/2009

Amish Peace

Amish Peace
Simple Wisdom for a Complicated World
Suzanne Woods Fisher
2009
Revell
Non-Fiction/Christian Living/ Amish

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Peace, like a vapor escapes most people. Why? Is it due to our hectic lifestyles? Our jobs, our activities, even our faith or lack of faith? Discover what make the Amish a peaceful group of people.
Why their lifestyle, and faith makes their life tranquil.

Do they never have sorrows? Of course they do, just as we all face sickness, death and tragedy the Amish do also. However their faith in God, and the following of the Ordnung, the unwritten laws of their particular congregation or group, see them through the trials of life.

Amish Peace is a book broken into five sections, with each section having several chapters that deal with that subject. Stories about the Amish and their lifestyle, or about how they react to situations are used as examples for each subject. You will read about living off the grid, about Amish funerals, how the Amish deal with tragedy, how they deal with their non-Amish neighbors, a variety of information is included in these chapters.

Suzanne Woods Fisher, has spent many hours with different family groups, doing research into why the Amish have such peace in their lives. In the five sections she covers the subject of Simplicity, Time, Community, Forgiveness and The Sovereignty of God. Breaking them into chapters with life stories, she shows why they live in peace, and exemplify a lifestyle that makes us not of the Amish faith wish we had that type of peace.

Suzanne's interest in the Anabaptist culture can be traced back to her family roots. Her grandfather was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania.

A wonderfully written book, that will hold your attention. Quick and easy to read, this book is definitely a book to share with friends looking for a life of peace. Each chapter closes with discussion questions, and a bit of Amish wisdom. The opening of each chapter have an Amish proverb. 218 page $12.99 US 4 stars

Disclaimer, no payment was received for this review, only compensation was the book, sent from the publicist which was used to write the review

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