The Heart of the Amish

Fisher, Suzanne Woods. The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness. Grand Rapids, MI: Revell Publishing. 2015.

SUMMARY:
heartOne of the very hardest things to do in life…forgive. Though not easy, through true stories gathered from many Amish communities, Suzanne Woods Fisher shares and reminds of the power of forgiveness, not only for those forgiven but the ones extending it as well. As a lifestyle woven within the Amish traditions and culture, forgiveness has the potential for peace, contentment, and freedom. The Heart of the Amish encourages God into our midst to work His wonders through forgiveness…

A PENNY FOR MY THOUGHTS:
Such personal stories of anger, hurt, chaos and violence are contained within this book, yet the results are so different than expected due to the element of forgiveness. Wonderful research from several Amish communities shows the capability found within such an act, some of which is almost unfathomable. Suzanna Woods Fisher demonstrates the power of extending grace through forgiveness, as we ourselves are given through God. Powerful, though-provoking, interesting, and many times even astonishing, The Heart of the Amish advises the importance of allowing God to settle the scores, in His time and manner, not our own.

RATING:
4.5 (out of 5) pennies

*I received a complimentary copy of The Heart of the Amish from Revell Publishing for my honest review*

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