THE HEART OF THE AMISH:
Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Paperback, 192 Pages
April 2015 by Revell
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.
Wow! What a powerful collection of stories and lessons!
I dont think anyone will be able to read this book and not walk away from it with a new perspective on forgiveness.
I always knew that forgiveness was simply a way of life for the Amish, but when faced with my own “opportunities” to show forgiveness as they do….I always wondered- how.
Sure….as Christians our first response should be forgiveness and making peace with even our enemies, but often it is not.
The Heart of the Amish will challenge you, inspire you and have you reaching for the tissues in awe of the power of forgiveness.
Do not miss this one!
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 http://www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.