Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Amish Values for Your Family

by Suzanne Woods Fisher
Revell Publishing

"When it comes to strong families that know how to truly enjoy life together, there is much we can learn from the Amish. Just how do they establish such strong family bonds, such deeply held values, and such wonderful family traditions? In Amish Values for Your Family, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shares the secrets of Amish family life. In this inspiring and practical book, you will meet real Amish families that are a lot like yours. Through their stories you'll discover how to
  • slow down
  • safeguard family time
  • raise children who stand strong in their faith
  • prioritize what's truly important
Amish values like community, forgiveness, simple living, obedience, and more can be your family legacy--without selling your car or changing your wardrobe."

I really like this one.  I think every family in this crazy busy world needs to read this.  There are stories of the Amish- but also ideas at the end of each story on how to make a simpler more satisfying family life.  There is something in here for everyone.  It has made me realize how busy we are- running from here there to everywhere.  I need to remember to stop and smell the roses and play with my kiddos.  Values are sometimes forgotten in our busy lives- a child asks why they should not steal and we say because it is against the law- is that really the reason? Sometimes we forget to instill values into our children so that they can become good citizens later in life.  I really feel this book hits the nail on the head- Amish values can be used in my family- can they in yours too?

Price: $12.99 Purchase from the publisher for a discount.

*I was sent a free copy of this book to read and review.  I am not compensated for my honest review.

1 comment:

  1. What a great idea for a book! I have always admired the Amish and it is great to see a guide like this that helps us understand their values and how to incorporate them.