Monday, August 16, 2010

Amish Proverbs - Contest PLUS Giveaway!

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Amish Proverbs
Suzanne Woods Fisher
(Revell)
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1953-1
August, 2010/208 pages/$13.99


Simplify your life with Amish wisdom

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.

You can read an excerpt here.

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.

MY THOUGHTS:
This is a lovely book. Proverbs are divided into sections such as Time, Work Ethic, Handling Adversity, and more. Each section begins with an explanation and example of Amish life relating to that topic and is followed by several pages of proverbs interspersed with beautiful photographs of Amish country, food, and quilts. While a few of the proverbs are universal and were familiar to me, many were not. One particularly caught my eye when I initially flipped through the book and it fell open at a random page:
It may be difficult to wait on the Lord,
but it is worse to wish you had.

This will make a delightful book to keep on the coffee table, in the "necessary room", or by your bedside. It would also make a wonderful gift.

CONTEST!

Suzanne's Amish Proverbs just hit the shelves. To celebrate she's giving away a KINDLE and throwing a party! Let the fun begin. See below for info and links.


Find out more about the book, Suzanne and the blog tour here.

Enter Suzanne Woods Fisher's Simple Wisdom KINDLE Giveaway!


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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.



Sweet Kindle Giveaway 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

Be sure to check out the blog tour here or purchase a copy of Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom from the Simple Life!



GIVEAWAY!
Revell has provided me with an additional copy of this book to give to one of you! To enter, leave a comment on this post and share a proverb that you grew up hearing. US residents only, please. Be sure to leave a valid email address in your comment if you don't have a blog. Comments must be submitted by 8:00 pm CDT Saturday (8/21) and the winner will be chosen using the Random Integer Generator.



Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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9 comments:

quilly said...

Oh man! I had this book in my hand the other day at the retreat. I put it down top look at something else, but had every intention of buying it. however, when I reached to pick it back up, it was gone, and the lady who'd taken it was already writing her check at the cash register. It was the only copy on the sales table! I am so entering this contest!

Diana said...

Count me in on the giveaway. Let's see...so many.

How about "Better safe than sorry?"

Barbara H. said...

I'd love to win this! Thanks!

karenk said...

a fabulous giveaway....

i'm fond of 'the golden rule'...do unto others as you would have do unto you.

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Angel said...

I would love to win this book. Thanks for sharing all this info too!!

Love and Blessings

Cathy said...

I would love to win this book.

How about: If you can't say somthing nice, don't say anything at all.

bp said...

Thanks for sharing! I love that Proverb you shared in your post.
Something I heard was like Thumper on Bambi....if you can't say something nice, don't say nothing at all.

preciousmoments2004 AT gmail DOT com

Mary Lou said...

Love Suzanne's writing...would love this book.

How about. a bird in hand in worth two in a bush. or he who is early to rise is both healthy, wealthy and wise.

Mary Lou said...

just realized that I didn't leave my email address...in case I should win....probably too late, but just in case.
Mary Lou
dlowran1(at)comcast(dot)net