Monday, August 16, 2010

AMISH PROVERBS: BLOG TOUR AND GIVEAWAY

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AMISH PROVERBS

Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life
BY SUZANNE WOODS FISHER

ABOUT THE BOOK:

Spend enough time with the Amish, as author Suzanne Woods Fisher has, and you’ll hear them repeat a catchy turn of phrase or short words of wisdom, like “Good character like good soup is usually homemade,” or “Adopt the pace of nature; her secret is patience.” Suspended in these phrases are age-old lessons about how to live wisely and please God. Reiterated day after day, the proverbs are learned by heart and help guide the lives of the Amish, reminding them of what’s truly important.

Fisher has spent a great deal of time with the Amish and has collected more than 200 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People, which she shares in her new book
Amish Proverbs.

These proverbs cover all aspects of life, from finances to faith to family, as well as overcoming life’s frustrations. Serving as teaching tools and maxims for practical living, they're not just for the Amish. Proverbs help point us all toward wisdom, toward good judgment, toward God’s teachings. They're for anyone who seeks God's wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.

Some of the proverbs that readers will find in Amish Proverbs include:
o "It is better to give others a piece of your heart than a piece of your mind."
o "You are only poor when you want more than you have."
o "A child can read a parent’s character before he can read the alphabet."
o "Bibles that are coming apart usually belong to people who are not."
o "Those who fear the future are likely to fumble the present."
o "Kissing wears out, cooking don’t."
o "If you sense your faith is unraveling, go back to where you dropped the thread of obedience."
o "You only live once, but if you work it right, once is enough."
o "A smile is a curve that can straighten out a lot of things."

Ranging from the simple to the profound, from the serious to the humorous, these sayings will stick with readers through life's joys and sorrows and bring some of the Amish wisdom to everyday life.

With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occasion.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the CBA bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, Amish Peace, and Amish Proverbs. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. Suzanne is the host of a radio show called Amish Wisdom and her work has appeared in many magazines. She lives in California.

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO DONNA, REVELL, AND THE
GOOD PEOPLE AT BAKER PUBLISHING,
I HAVE ONE COPY OF THIS BEAUTIFUL
BOOK TO GIVE AWAY. HERE IS WHAT
YOU NEED TO DO TO WIN A COPY!



--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
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IN CASE YOU WIN!
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COUNT AS MORE THAN ONE!

HOW TO ENTER:
As a child growing up, I can remember certain things my mother would say to me and they came to be things I kept with me as an adult, and found myself saying to my son as he was growing up. Many of those were proverbs and one I remember, familiar to most, is "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all". I went on to use it also as a teacher and it came in very handy to take care of some hurt feelings. Think about some proverbs you may remember and I bet there are so many of them that will come to you once you start to think about it.

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GIVEAWAY ENDS
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AUGUST 30!

GOOD LUCK

79 comments:

debbie said...

I remember the do on to others, as you would have done to you, when I was younger.
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Tore said...

I am a follower. I can't think of any proverbs my parents used while growing up. Please enter me in contest. I would love to read this book. Tore923@aol.com

Steve Capell said...

My mother use to say the same comment, "If you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all". Another saying that she would always tell my sister and I, "Do your best and let God handle the rest." This book sounds like an interesting read. Thanks for hosting this giveaway opportunity.

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Renee said...

If you can't say something nice, then say nothing at all.

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Anonymous said...

Hi! I don't know if this counts as a proverb or not, "Blessed are the meek for they will inherit the earth"-the bible.
This is a very nice book to win. :)

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Sarah said...

If you can say anything nice then say nothing at all....that has always stuck with me.

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"Rise and Shine, the early bird gets the worm".

"Make it do, use it up,do without".

"Take all you want, eat all you take".

The above are what my mother and her mother said the most.

"Don't count your chickens before they are hatched."

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Amy said...

My Mom always and stills says: "The squeaky wheel gets the oil." I keep that in mind when I am reluctant to speak up about a wrong doing.

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Meredith said...

One that I heard was "God won't give you more than you can handle". I'm still not sure I believe that one.

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"Don't cut off your nose to spite your face." That was one my mom was fond of saying and I remember not understanding it the first time I heard it! Thanks for the chance to win this book.
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Margie said...

I always liked "Never put off til tomorrow what you can do today."
This book looks like a great coffee table book.
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Libby's Library said...

I truly wish that I could remember things like this, but sadly all are gone:-(
I so wanted to get in on this blog tour, but maybe I'll be lucky and win a copy.

Thanks for the giveaway:-)

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ossmcalc said...

My grandmother always said:

Patience is a virtue,
Apply it if you can,
Is seldom found in women,
And never found in man.

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uabrnem said...

Mine was always "Don't count your chickens before they hatch" and actually in school I heard "Early bird gets the worm" but reading your symnosis I like "Kissing grows old but cookin doesn't" I think I'm going to add that to my way of life.
Thank you for having so many different choices in giveaways and supporting book reading!
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nfmgirl said...

I'm not sure whether it is considered a "proverb" or not, but one of my Mom's favorites when I was growing up was "You lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas!" She used that a LOT with me! Now, as an adult, I finally get it, and often use it myself now!

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