02 May 2015

The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness by Suzanne Woods Fisher

About the Book
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 
your story, apply lessons from the Amish to your own circumstances, and find the freedom that comes with true forgiveness.

In The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons of Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness, Suzanne Woods Fisher compiles a variety of stories involving Amish forgiveness and peace. This compilation is positively overwhelming, incredible and emotional, and in a society fraught with bitter unforgiveness, the lessons of these stories are completely valuable and necessary to hear. At many points within the book, I felt in awe of the swift and graceful application of forgiveness, and I certainly appreciated the chance to better understand this aspect of Amish culture. All in all, The Heart of the Amish is definitely worth the read.

Thanks to Revell Reads, I received a copy of The Heart of the Amish and the opportunity to provide an honest review. I was not required to write a positive review, and all the opinions I have expressed are my own.

About the Author
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as many novels about the Amish, including the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and the Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at her website and Twitter. 

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