"What We Can Learn from the Simple Life" -- that's the lead-in on the cover of Suzanne Woods Fisher's Amish Values for Your Family. And there are indeed lots of lessons we can learn. This book reinforces what I've learned from a lot of reading about and limited interaction with Amish people -- we are very different, yet very much the same.
This is a great book to read all at once or in small chunks. Suzanne shares real stories from real Amish families and then offers suggestions and/or asks questions to help the reader think about how the same values and ideals can fit into the less simple lives of families who are not Amish. The specific events she tells about may play out differently in Amish homes than they would in yours or mine, but she reminds us that we can teach our children the same lessons of respect, appreciation for God's creation, work ethic, and so much more.
So take a few minutes, sit back in your favorite chair, and enjoy snippets from the simple life. I think you'll be glad you did!
Available August 2011 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
This book was provided free for my honest review from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.