Saturday, August 14, 2010

Amish Proverbs by Suzanne Woods Fisher

This tour has three different contest/giveaways to enter.

1.) You may enter to win a book right here on my blog get details farther down in this post.
(Drawing: Aug. 31st) leave comment here by following instructions for winning book.

2.)
(Aug. 14-31) Win a Kindle reader plus Suzanne's two books: Amish Proverbs (featured book) and The Choice contest with Suzanne Woods Fisher details farther down in this post.

3.) Join in A Wrap-Up party on Facebook with fun, prizes, and more details farther down in this post.

This book has been a nice pick up and read here and there book. Good, interesting, inspiring words. Love the lay out with a Amish-style picture on almost every double page spread. The book is divided into themes or chapters. You'll find words of wisdom about Time, Money, Faith, Children & Family, Words & Deeds, Work, Adversity, Education, Community, Character and Just some Fun Wisdom. Each chapter starts with a short little inspirational story about the theme and then you have about a 5 - 2 page spread with a picture on one page and three or four nuggets of wisdom on the other.

Here's a few sample pages of the book:




This is a very lovely book. Nice size about the size of a CD case. An inch or so in depth. It is a nice little gift book for those that you wouldn't know what to get them or those that have everything. Put is in a gift basket with some other goodies, the receiver will love it. Find out how you can win a copy below.





Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 proverbs that uncover the rich heritage, folklore, faith, values, history, and essence of the Plain People. These proverbs serve as teaching tools and maxims for practical living--but they're not just for the Amish. They're for anyone who seeks God's wisdom and truth for everyday circumstances.
Ranging from the simple to the profound, from the serious to the humorous, these sayings will stick with you through life's joys and sorrows. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occasion.





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. Find out more about Suzanne at www.suzannewoodsfisher.com





Litfuse has provided me with one copy of Amish Proverbs to giveaway. To enter my giveaway share a proverb or saying that your family likes to share. Or some family advice or tradition. Be sure to leave a way of contact. This is open to US/Canada residents only please. I'll draw a winner on Aug. 31st.

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1. be a follower of this blog
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4. visit my Scraps of Life site and become a follower
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6. post a blog about this giveaway be sure to leave the link where you posted

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It has been said that if you want to know a people, know their proverbs. Suzanne and Revell Books have pulled the wisdom of the Amish into a beautiful gift book perfect for any occasion. Amish Proverbs is in stores now and to celebrate Suzanne is hosting the Simple Wisdom KINDLE Giveaway. One Grand Prize winner will receive a Kindle preloaded with Suzanne Woods Fisher titles. The Prize Pack (valued at over $205.00) includes:
* A brand new KINDLE, Free 3G, 6", Latest Generation
* Amish Peace by Suzanne Woods Fisher
* The Choice by Suzanne Woods Fisher
To enter, simply click on the icons below to fill out the entry form, then tell 5 or more friends about the contest. Oh, and enter soon! Winner will be announced on September 1st.



Join Suzanne for a Wrap-up Party on September 1st! She’ll be announcing the winner of the Simple Wisdom KINDLE Giveaway, chatting with readers, and giving away copies of Amish Proverbs and The Choice! Be sure to join us on Wednesday , September 1st at 8PM EST at Suzanne’s Author Page.
Share your family proverbs (or wisdom, advice or tradition) during the party too. During the party Suzanne will be chatting with readers, giving a sneak peak of her next book, The Waiting, and giving away lots of prizes.


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29 comments:

Karen said...

We have a very smart thinker in our home. We teach the boys to "Do unto others as you'd have them do unto you" as I am sure most parents do. Today, however, the youngest one used that in a negative way. He wanted to play with something his brother had, so he hit him (because he wanted to be hit) so that his brother would get into trouble, and he could have the item. So, we found ourselves explaining it a bit more thoroghly, as in it means "Do unto others what you're true intentions are" not an immediate reaction. Hopefully it is sinking in as he spends some time in his "thinking chair" LOL:)

karenk said...

i, too, believe in the 'golden rule' thanks for the opporutnity to read this wonderful book.

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Suzanne said...

Hi Abi! Just wanted to pop by to thank you for participating in the blog tour for "Amish Proverbs!" The third picture you posted...I took it! I took about five pix in the the book. My very favorite is on page 118. A horse named Strawberry and her brand new foal! Thanks again! ~Suzanne

Glogirl said...

One of my favorite sayings is "this too shall pass". No matter what negative thing/event is going on in your life, eventually it will pass-we just need to have patience. Patience truly is a virtue.

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barbjan10 said...

The Golden Rule was always quoted in our house; Pretty is as Pretty does; Don't cut off your nose to spite your face and many others. Please add my name to the giveaway. To win this wonderful family book would be winning a treasure chest of wisdom. A perfectly treasured heirloom to pass down. Thank you Suzanne for offering this book for giveaway.

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Judy said...

I'm sorry to say my family was not a great source of proverbs or wisdom. LOL. I really can't remember them saying much in that area. Maybe don't make waves. Maybe that's why I'm starved for some from this book!

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Edna said...

I would love to win this book I love the Amish books


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Marjorie said...

I like this one:

A broken hand works, but not a
broken heart.

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misskallie2000 said...

Think my laptop may have eaten my first comment. Here goes another try. lol
Sayings in our family included Never wish bad luck, etc, on anyone as it will come back to you.
Treat others as you want to be treated.

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Lenijay said...

"The only time you should yell in your house is if it's on fire!"
Would love to win the book! Thanks for the opportunity!

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In whatever direction you turn, you will see God coming to meet you; nothing is void of Him, He Himself fills all His work.

Amanda said...

My mom always liked "Don't count your chickens before they're hatched."

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