Inspiring Thoughts from the Simple Life  -     By: Wanda E. Brunstetter
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Barbour Publishing / 2011 / Paperback

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Combining Scripture verses with exquisite color photographs and relevant quotations from the Amish way of life, personal size gift book will inspire you to find peace and comfort in your heavenly Father. Amish countryside photo on cover; 192 pages; 6" x 4".

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 176
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2011
Dimensions: 4.38 X 6.00 X 0.25 (inches)
ISBN: 1616261978
ISBN-13: 9781616261979
Availability: In Stock
Series: Life's Little Book of Wisdom

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Publisher's Description

Be inspired. . .or inspire someone else with this brand-new title joining the Life’s Little Books of Wisdom series. This little book is overflowing with inspiration and encouragement. Attractive package for portability and packed with relevant quotations, thoughts, and scripture. Perfect for your own personal use or as gifts, this charming book is sure to make a lasting impact.

Author Bio

New York Times bestselling author, Wanda E. Brunstetter became fascinated with the Amish way of life when she first visited her husband's Mennonite relatives living in Pennsylvania. Wanda and her husband, Richard, live in Washington State but take every opportunity to visit Amish settlements throughout the States, where they have many Amish friends.

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  1. Gail
    Age: 55-65
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    inspiring Thoughts from the simple Life
    August 26, 2014
    Gail
    Age: 55-65
    I love the good advice in this little book and the rural pictures. I've given this book as a gift and I have also used the thoughts in my greeting cards.
  2. Tunesareus
    Virginia
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Misses the mark
    August 18, 2014
    Tunesareus
    Virginia
    Quality: 2
    Value: 3
    Meets Expectations: 1
    The Amish being a deeply religious people, I expected more scripture quotes. While many of the little snippets that fill this book are uplifting or thought provoking, only a handful are actually Scripture quotations.

    Also, this book has no organization or cohesiveness. Each two-page spread is a random picture on one side and a couple of nice but unrelated random one-liners on the other. I found this lack of focus disruptive and annoying. This book might be better enjoyed if you looked at all the pictures as one action and read all the verbiage as a separate action, but that wouldn't occur to many people up front, especially since that's not the way this book is laid out. Worse still is that the pictures are repeated. So instead of trying to make some connection between the picture and its opposite verbiage (and as noted there usually isn't one), you're further distracted by the nagging thought of having already seen that picture. The quality of the pictures is nice enough, but surely there are plenty of Amish-related pictures available not to duplicate them in the same book.

    Overall, this book misses the mark. While I would give this book four stars for the quality of the pictures and the uplifting (albeit not scriptural) nature of the verbiage, it gets only one star for it's lack of focus, and a big ZERO for duplicating pictures and cheating the reader out of as many pictures as it would appear this book contains. I wouldn't recommend this book.
  3. Sunshine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    September 30, 2013
    Sunshine
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I placed this book on my coffee table so everyone who visits our home can pick it up and read it. I love the pictures as well as the inspiring thoughts.
  4. toobizzy
    Middletown, NY
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    I expected more, but it was very nice anyway,...
    June 1, 2012
    toobizzy
    Middletown, NY
    Age: Over 65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 3
    This booklet was a little more subdued, color brightness-wise, than I was expecting. But the farming scenes were nostalgic and genuinely classic. Some photos were repeated. The "sayings" were mellow in a sweet Christian way, highlighting the simple life and Amish country wisdom. I gave it as a small gift, and the receiver liked it.
  5. Edna Tollison
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Beautiful gift book
    October 3, 2011
    Edna Tollison
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    I want to thank Wanda Brunstetter for sending this beautiful book of wonderful sayings and Bible verses. The pictures are grousous in beautiful color. This book is great for an everyday pick me up, when you need a little something from the word of God to keep you going.

    It also would make a wonderful gift for Christmas or any occasion. Not expensive just the right way to say Friend I am thinking of you today
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