Friday, May 29, 2015
The Heart of the Amish : Life Lessons of Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness
THE HEART OF THE AMISH : LIFE LESSONS OF PEACEMAKING AND THE POWER OF FORGIVENESS
We have all been hurt and we all have someone we need to forgive. But sometimes it's hard to let go of our hurt and anger in order to truly forgive and move on.
For the Amish, forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. From daily annoyances to heartbreaking tragedy, they exhibit an incredible capacity for forgiveness that often baffles us. How do they do it? And how can we have the same attitude and ability to forgive?
Through true stories gathered from a variety of Amish communities, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shows you how the Amish are able to release their pain and desire for revenge, and live at peace with others. Her in-depth, personal research uncovers the astounding yet fundamental way the Amish can forgive anyone from the angry customer at the grocery store to the shooter at Nickel Mines. You'll learn how to invite God into your story, apply lessons from the Amish to your own circumstances, and find the freedom that comes with true forgiveness.
A book to savor. I've been reading it like a devotional and it's been a blessing that sets the tone of my day. Each chapter starts with an Amish proverb followed by a compelling real-life situational story relating to the theme of forgiveness and peacemaking. Those stories make a powerful impact, but when combined with the authors thought-provoking questions in the Reflections on Peacemaking section, each story has the potential to become deeply personal and life-changing. A real opportunity for growth.
Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.