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October 21, 2013

THE ONE YEAR BOOK of AMISH PEACE by Tricia Goyer

5 STARS


THE ONE YEAR BOOK of AMISH PEACE

HEARING GOD'S VOICE IN THE SIMPLE THINGS

by

Tricia Goyer

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Published September 20th 2013 by Tyndale House Publishers


ABOUT THE BOOK
In our instantly connected world, it’s surprisingly easy to lose our connection to God. This devotional taps Amish wisdom in order to help us draw closer to God and hear his voice. In The One Year® Book of Amish Peace, you’ll get a daily taste of Amish values and wisdom. Tricia Goyer shares her fascination with the Amish in a way that will inspire and encourage believers to carve out more time in each day to listen to God and experience his presence. This daily devotional contains interesting facts about the Amish, recipes, and information about the way the Amish handle money, rear their children, and center their lives on faith in God. You’ll be inspired to slow down and find ways to simplify so that you, too, can experience God in the ordinary.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR


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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 FamilyProverbs 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.

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 REVIEW:
We live in such a fast paced world that sometimes we don't take time to talk to God. There always seems to be something that seems more important keeping us from talking to God.  The Amish live a simpler
life and God is the center of that life. The Amish has the opportunity to see the goodness and wonders of God because their lifestyle is meant to be at a slower pace. 

 You probably, as I have thought that living Amish would be wonderful, peaceful and less stressful.  That may be, but not everyone would be cut out for the simple life.  The Amish work hard, they rise early, go to bed early.  They have different life rules than the Englisch have.  We live a very pampered life what with electricity, cars, all the modern conveniences that make our lives so much easier.  But the Amish don't believe in a lot of those conveniences. 

 We need to take a step back and think.  Do we really need all of this?  Maybe we should step back and be in touch with the Divine.  All of those conveniences come and go but God is always near. We need to slow down and start to take in the beauty of life and who gave that to us. THE ONE YEAR BOOK of AMISH PEACE may help you find a way to slow that pace down and enjoy the simple things in life.  Simple things like the sunshine, flowers, people and God.                                                    
The book THE ONE YEAR BOOK of AMISH PEACE has dated devotions so you can keep track of what day you're at. I know that will help me alot.  I sometimes forget.  There are Amish proverbs, Bible verses, devotions, and a brief prayer. Each devotion is about a page in length which is just right for a quick  devotion that includes both God and the Amish. This book is a devotional, not a Bible study.  It will take just a small potion of your time. You may find that in a small amount of time, you'll find God is there to help you deal with problems, share the good times and put a little peace in your heart. Take time to slow down and let God into your heart.  Take a lesson from the Amish.  Simpler is better.  This is not your typical Amish book.  This is a book you can put beside your Bible, or slip in your bag when you go to the doctor's office.  While you're waiting read a little.

I received a complimentary e-copy from Tyndale Publishers for this unbiased review.

A five star review.


A CHRISTMAS GIFT FOR ROSE
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Published September 24th 2013 by Zondervan
Tricia Goyer

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 as she prepares to marry, she’s thrown into confusion when she learns the truth of her birth. She was born Englisch and abandoned when the family moved on in search of work.
Was she meant to be Amish or would she have been better off growing up with her own kind—Englischers? And was her intended’s gift of discovering her birth family given out of love or fear?
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