I was given the privilege of reviewing Tricia Goyers book Amish Peace, a One Year Devotional. I love everything Amish. Why? Well when I was little my mom would take me to Shipshewana, IN on the way to my Grand Parents. There are just some great memories. I really admire the simplicity of their life.
Below I’ve included an excerpt about the book and Tricia Goyers bio form her website. I have also included a pic of her new book A Christmas Gift for Rose, and some Amish recipes. If you look in my sidebar you will also see a widget for Tricia’s blog Not Quite Amish which I’ve been a follower of for over a year and had no idea they were the same. So I’m really honored to have the privilege to share this all with you.
So I received a digital download of this book and am in love. I have a Christmas gift in mind now. My favorite part is the Whoopie Pie Prayers. The author describes how whoopie pies are a special treat to Amish children and their parents know that they should be reserved for special times. She then goes on to explain how “God generously gives good gifts to His children, yet we also must trust his timing”. At the end of each devotional is also a prayer. So I love what I’ve seen and read so far and am so excited to purchase the physical copy. (my mom and grandma will love this for Christmas, shhhhh!)
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.
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.
:About the Book:
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?
So there you have it. Two new great books. A great new blog with a wealth of information on Amish and Amish related things. Some new recipes to try out and maybe so Christmas ideas for that special someone in your life. So Enjoy. Let me know what you think.
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Thank you to Tyndale publishers for providing the above mentioned book for review.