Sunday, August 22, 2010

"Amish Proverbs" Book Review and Giveaway!


AMISH PROVERBS
Words of Wisdom
from the Simple Life

by
Suzanne Woods Fisher

Whether we call them "maxims," "sayings," or "old saws," proverbs offer little glimpses of insight into folks' values and beliefs. Fisher collects more than 200 Pennsylvania German idioms---simple, profound, serious, and humorous---to uncover the heritage, traditions, faith, history, and essence of the Amish people. An ideal any-occasion gift!

MY REVIEW:
I love Suzanne's book Amish Peace and was excited to read Amish Proverbs. This book is a beautiful work of art that would make a great gift. It is full of gorgeous photos of Amish country and many sites and things you would see there. Then it is filled with words of wisdom, a couple of my favorites...

"You can't stumble when you are on your knees."

"Nothing is quite so annoying as to have someone go right on talking when you are interrupting."

"Don't pray when it rains if you don't pray when the sun shines."

A wonderful book that would be great for just reading a page or two at a time and spending the rest of the day mulling over the words of wisdom.

***********For a chance to win a copy of this great book, leave a comment telling me about your favorite proverb. It doesn't have to be Amish or from the Bible, it could be a saying by Benjamin Franklin or something your grandma always said. Leave your email address and I will do a drawing next Sunday (29th) for a winner - good luck!

This book is now available from Revell publishing. Special thanks to Donna Hausler and Revell publishing for my review copy and a copy to give away.

12 comments:

Pa-Dutch-Travel said...

There are so many great quotes and proverbs to choose from. One of my favorites is:

A fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control. Proverbs 29:11

and

A house divided against itself cannot stand.
~Abraham Lincoln

rubynreba said...

Don't count your chickens before they hatch.
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Steve Capell said...

I like this: Dost thou love life, then do not squander time,
for that's the stuff life is made of. Benjamin Franklin

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traveler said...

Thanks for this giveaway.
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

petite said...

Where there is love there is life. rojosho(at)hotmail(dot)com

Anonymous said...

Don't be part of the problem, be part of the solution

Lora Lease said...

"Only one life, twill soon be past...
Only what's done for Christ, will last."

Linda Kish said...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained

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Marjorie said...

This is one I like:

A broken hand works, but
not a broken heart.

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Margie said...

"Laughter is the best medicine."
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Anonymous said...

"Treat unkind people with kindness".


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Janna said...

And the winner is...

Lora Lease!

Congratulations!