The Heart of the Amish

Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness

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"Powerful! That's the first word that comes to mind after reading this excellent book. You will be inspired to make changes in your life."--Chandler Gerber, featured in the film From One Second to the Next

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.


"Fisher's stories of the Amish will arm you with tools to forgive and find the path to reconciliation as they draw you closer to God."--Elizabeth B. Brown, author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People


Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as many novels about the Amish, including the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children's series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


Endorsements

"Powerful! That's the first word that comes to mind after reading this excellent book. You will be inspired to make changes in your life."

Chandler Gerber, featured in the film From One Second to the Next

"Powerful. Life-changing insights shared simply. The Heart of the Amish can change your life for the better! Suzanne Woods Fisher's stories of the Amish will arm you with tools to forgive and find the path to reconciliation as they draw you closer to God."

Elizabeth B. Brown, author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People


The Author

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    Suzanne Woods Fisher

    Suzanne Woods Fisher is an award-winning, bestselling author of more than thirty books, including Mending Fences and Stitches in Time, as well as the Nantucket Legacy, Amish Beginnings, The Bishop's Family, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series, among...

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Praise for Amish Peace

"Fisher plants the reader inside Amish living rooms, barns, kitchens, and schoolhouses while distilling the best of what Plain life has to offer. Heartening and helpful."--Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive and the Amish America blog

"Suzanne has captured the calm spirit of the Amish community. She offers us a glimpse into a world of peace, serenity, and total commitment to family and God. This book just might change the way you live your life."--Glenda Lehman Ervin, vice president, marketing, Lehman's

"As one who has experienced peace firsthand from a wonderful Amish family, I see the recent flurry of writing about the Amish as welcome to our hurting nation. Read Amish Peace and you will not only learn about this unique subculture, but you will also be inspired to live a life of peace."--Joel Kime, pastor, Faith Church, Lancaster, PA