Book Review & Giveaway of Amish Values for Your Family by Suzanne Wooods Fisher

Suzanne Woods Fisher is thrilled to announce the release of Amish Values for Your Family, her latest non-fiction release. "It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It’s a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful." -Mary Ann Kirkby

Read the reviews here.

To celebrate the release of Amish Values for Your Family, Suzanne has teamed up her publisher Revell Books to giveaway a Kindle, and with Bill Coleman (the amazing photographer used on Suzanne’s book covers) to give away a signed Bill Coleman original.

One Grand Prize winner will receive an Amish Values Prize Package (valued at over $200) and includes:

* A brand new KINDLE
* A Signed Bill Coleman original
* Amish Values for Your Family (for KINDLE)

Click on one of the icons to enter. Winner will be announced on 9/2 at Suzanne’s blog. Be sure to stop by the blogs on Suzanne’s blog tour – many have copies of Amish Values for Your Family to give away.

But, wait there's more! Suzanne is running a Bill Coleman caption contest during the month of August on her blog. Title one of Bill’s gorgeous photos for a chance to win a print from Bill’s Amish Photo site and/or a copy of Amish Values for Your Family.

My thoughts:

I loved Amish Values for Your Family. We are expecting our second child come January so I was excited to review this book. What surprised me was how much the Amish and my own family have in common. I tend to read a lot of Amish fiction and enjoy it. After reading this book I realized why. The Amish value family and faith the way my own family does.
One chapter in particular that I really enjoyed was Laundry Day. Suzanne tells a story of twin daughters and their mother and how much work went into wash day. It took all day and was a ton of work that took the three of them working all day by hand. Then one day their father decides to buy a washing machine for Christmas and the mother says no.  The father asks “But why? It would save you so much time! It would cut the job in half.”  The mother responds, “As I wash those clothes, I use the time to pray for each one of my children. That’s not time I want cut in half.”
This story really blew me away. As a stay at home mom in the modern world I am constantly doing what appears to be meaningless tasks. I am glad that I now have a different perspective on how my day is spent and even in doing the tasks that feel meaningless I can be using my time to do so much more than that simple task. I really loved this book and it was perfect timing for me. Sometime it’s easy to forget what is important and for me that is my family. When I am home with my son that is the most important thing I can be doing and this book helped me to see that. I give this book 4 out of 5 stars!
*I received a copy of this book for my participation in this blog tour. This review is my own.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Whitney--Thanks for being a part of the blog tour for "Amish Values." Glad that the laundry story resonated! It's true on so many see the mundane (which fills up much of our life!) in a more meaningful way. Blessings to you with the birth of #2. I have four! Happy days ahead. Warmly, Suzanne


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