Wednesday, April 22, 2015

The Heart of the Amish By Suzanne Woods Fisher

Everyone has been hurt. Everyone experiences conflict, great and small. Everyone has someone to forgive. But sometimes we just can't bring ourselves to forgive someone who has wronged us or we don't take the need to forgive seriously--not like the Amish do. Forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. To the Amish way of thinking, "You can't love the stream without knowing the source. " We must forgive others, they believe, because God forgave us.
The Heart of the Amish invites readers into the world of a people renowned for their ability to forgive. Through true stories gathered from a variety of Amish communities, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher illustrates how they 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. Readers will learn how to invite God into their stories, apply lessons from the Amish to their own circumstances, and find the freedom that comes with true forgiveness.

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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 and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.

This was such a moving read. Fisher pens many short inspiring stories on forgiveness and the mystery behind the Amish way.
The Amish find it very easy to forgive, you must read this book and find out the mystery behind how they do it and why they do it.
I loved the story of Auntie Anne's Soft Pretzel titled Twist of Faith it was one of my favorite and really touched me.
I gave this very inspiring read 5 stars. I highly recommend it.
I was given a copy of this book by the publisher for my honest review.


  1. Sounds like a AWESOME book to read { Love books like this !! Thanks ,Blessings

  2. Sounds like another interesting read. thank you

  3. Wow 5 star Amish book. Who could pass that up. Thank you

  4. I love her books, but haven't gotten this one. Glad to hear it's great.

  5. Another one of my favorite authors! This sounds like a book that all of us need to read. Thnx Mary for this review!

  6. This book looks and sounds so good. Great review Mary.