Whether we call them "maxims," "sayings," or "old saws," proverbs offer little glimpses of insight into folks' values and beliefs. In this updated edition, Fisher collects 400 Pennsylvania German idioms---simple, profound, serious, and humorous---to uncover the heritage, traditions, faith, history, and essence of the Amish people. An ideal any-occasion gift!
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 144 Vendor: Revell Publication Date: 2012
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches) ISBN: 0800720962 ISBN-13: 9780800720964 Availability: In Stock
Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 400 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. This expanded edition of Amish Proverbs includes more than 200 additional proverbs, giving readers more of the wit and wisdom they crave.
Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of The Choice, The Waiting, The Search, The Keeper, and The Haven, as well as nonfiction books about the Amish, including Amish Peace. 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. Suzanne is a Christy Award nominee and is the host of an internet radio show called Amish Wisdom. She lives in California.