Date Published: September 20, 2013
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Author: Tricia Goyer
Genre: Christian Fiction, Devotional
Source: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review.
Let the simplicity of the Amish draw you closer to God.
In this instantly connected world, it’s surprisingly easy to lose our connection to God.
What’s admirable about the Amish lifestyle is that it intentionally slows the pace of life so there’s an opportunity to see the everyday grandeur of our great God.
Not everyone can—or should—adopt an Amish lifestyle. But the Amish can inspire all of us to slow down and simplify our lives. We need to learn to let go of our glittering gadgets in order to grab hold of something of infinitely greater value—the Divine.
The One Year Book of Amish Peace will inspire you to set a sustainable pace of life so that you, too, can take the time to enjoy God’s gifts each and every day.
While you’re buying a copy of The One Year Book of Amish Peace pick up a copy of tricia’s latest Christmas book, A Christmas Gift for Rose, as well. If you like you can read my review Here. Read the blurb below.
Rose turned her back on the man she loves after he assisted the Englisch during World War II—only to discover she’s an Englischer herself. Born in the midst of the hardships of The Great Depression, Rose grew up in Berlin, Ohio, in the arms of a loving Amish family. But she is overwhelmed by self-doubt when she learns that she was born Englisch and abandoned when her family moved West in search of work. Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind—Englischers? When the man she loves leaves her behind, Rose is certain he left for good. Yet Rose discovers sometimes our greatest gifts are the ones we fear.
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Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts,Thriving Family, Proverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.
Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction books have won awards from the American Christian Fiction Writers and Mt. Hermon Writers’ Conference. She is also a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.
Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, as well as co-written with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. She collaborated with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges for Lead Your Family Like Jesus, published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale.
|I have always been fascinated by the Amish. Their Faith. Their customs. Their mannerisms. Something about them just draws me and makes me want to know more. I guess that’s why I love Amish fiction. I also love daily devotionals. Putting them both together is absolutely perfect for me and, I believe, shear genius! With The One a Year Book of Amish Peace you have the best of both all in one book. I love the way Tricia Goyer compiles all of this information. Each page (one for each day of the year) contains a world of knowledge. She starts with a scripture, as all devotionals do, she then gives a bit of Amish wisdom or proverb but, the best part is, she turns that tidbit of knowledge into a Bible lesson for the day. It also contains footnotes directing you to the original source when applicable.
So you learn about the Amish and enjoy a closer relationship with God at the same time. Speaking as someone that adores our Creator and loves all things Amish, in my opinion it doesn’t get much better than that. Tricia has really out done herself with this compilation. If you love the Amish faith and want to draw closer to God, you will positively love this book. Being a fan of the Amish faith isn’t a requirement, though. You will still learn the Biblical knowledge you need for a stronger relationship with the One who loves you beyond measure. I can honestly say I have read several devotionals over the years but this one is, by far, my favorite yet. If you haven’t read it yet I encourage you to pick up a copy.
Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from Tyndale House Publishers for my honest review. The opinions stated are mine and mine alone and I received no monetary compensation.