Wednesday, January 29, 2014

#10: The One Year Book of Amish Peace - Tricia Goyer

In 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. In 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.

  • Series: One Year
  • Paperback: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. (September 20, 2013)
  • ISBN: 9781414379807




Tricia Goyer is a busy mom of six, grandmother of one, and wife to John. Somewhere around the hustle and bustle of family life, she manages to find the time to write fictional tales delighting and entertaining readers and non-fiction titles offering encouragement and hope. A bestselling author, Tricia has published thirty-three books to date and has written more than 500 articles. She is a two time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee. In 2010, she was selected as one of the Top 20 Moms to Follow on Twitter by SheKnows.com. Tricia is also on the blogging team at MomLifeToday.com, TheBetterMom.com and other homeschooling and Christian sites.
In addition to her roles as mom, wife and author, Tricia volunteers around her community and mentors teen moms. She is the founder of Hope Pregnancy Ministries in Northwestern Montana, and she currently leads a Teen MOPS Group in Little Rock, AR. Tricia, along with a group of friends, recently launched www.NotQuiteAmishLiving.com, sharing ideas about simplifying life. She also hosts the weekly radio podcast, Living Inspired. Learn more about Tricia at www.triciagoyer.com.


REVIEW:
I really love yearly devotionals. That is why this book didn't get reviewed at the end of last year. I had to wait until I could begin it with the new year. I'm so glad I waited too.
Each day brings a new vignette that teaches us something about living a good life based on Amish practices and beliefs. Tricia also uses references to the bible to get us to understand fully what that teaching is. More often than not, after reading the daily vignette and teachings, I have to sit a while and really think about what I learned or how I feel, even how it makes me feel. That to me is a good devotional, and exactly what you look for.
I will continue to read this every day, as I feel I benefit from the teachings, even though I am not Amish. Their teachings benefit anyone wanting to live a happy, Godly and full life.


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