The One Year Book of Amish Peace & Facebook Party #sponsored #OneYearAmishPeace

I received a copy of The One Year Book of Amish Peace for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.

The One Year book of Amish PeaceIn our instantly connected world, it’s surprisingly easy to lose our connection to God. This devotional taps Amish wisdom in order to help us draw closer to God and hear his voice. The One Year® Book of Amish Peace, you’ll get a daily taste of Amish values and wisdom. Tricia Goyer shares her fascination with the Amish in a way that will inspire and encourage believers to carve out more time in each day to listen to God and experience his presence. This daily devotional contains interesting facts about the Amish, recipes, and information about the way the Amish handle money, rear their children, and center their lives on faith in God. You’ll be inspired to slow down and find ways to simplify so that you, too, can experience God in the ordinary.

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Tricia’s Bio

Tricia Goyer 2013

Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts,Thriving FamilyProverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.

Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction books have won awards from the American Christian Fiction Writers and Mt. Hermon Writers’ Conference. She is also a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.

Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, as well as co-written with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. She collaborated with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges for Lead Your Family Like Jesus, published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale.

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My Thoughts:

Each day of this devotional includes a Scripture reading, a devotion with Amish insights, an Amish proverb and a short prayer.  These are not so long that they take a lot of time to read, but are thought provoking and a great way to start off your morning (or to end a busy day).

I plan on reading it all the way through when the New Year arrives, so I've only read a few of the entries.  But what I have read is a great encouragement to me, especially since this is such a busy time of year and things can feel a bit stressful.  It soothes the soul to shut out all the outside distractions and noises for just a few minutes and focus on what is important.  That is a wonderful take away from the Amish culture:  to slow down, focus on the important things, and tune out the distractions.  

One of the proverbs that spoke to me lately was this one because it applies to a situation I've been trying to be patient about.  It's hard, but sometimes we just have to wait and see what God brings.


Other Amish proverbs are definitely thought provoking and words that I have found to be true in my life at some point. They are definitely relatable.



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Facebook Party:

You're invited to a fun Facebook Party with Tricia Goyer on Dec. 4th at 8:00 PM EST (that's 7:00 Central, 6:00 Mountain, & 5:00 Pacific).  

She'll be  hosting a book chat and talking about finding peace by the example set by the Amish and how you can live that out in 2014. Plus, there will be plenty of fun giveaways too: books, gift certificates, and more!

Hope to see you there!
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