The Heart of the Amish by by Suzanne Woods Fisher, From Revell

The Heart of the Amish
by Suzanne Woods Fisher

“Powerful! That’s the first word that comes to mind after reading this excellent book. You will be inspired to make changes in your life.”–Chandler Gerber, featured in the film From One Second to the Next

We have all been hurt and we all have someone we need to forgive. But sometimes it’s hard to let go of our hurt and anger in order to truly forgive and move on.

For the Amish, forgiving others in order to live at peace is woven into the very fabric of their faith. From daily annoyances to heartbreaking tragedy, they exhibit an incredible capacity for forgiveness that often baffles us. How do they do it? And how can we have the same attitude and ability to forgive?

Through true stories gathered from a variety of Amish communities, bestselling author Suzanne Woods Fisher shows you how the Amish are able to release their pain and desire for revenge, and live at peace with others. Her in-depth, personal research uncovers the astounding yet fundamental way the Amish can forgive anyone from the angry customer at the grocery store to the shooter at Nickel Mines. You’ll learn how to invite God into your story, apply lessons from the Amish to your own circumstances, and find the freedom that comes with true forgiveness.

“Fisher’s stories of the Amish will arm you with tools to forgive and find the path to reconciliation as they draw you closer to God.”Elizabeth B. Brown, author of Living Successfully with Screwed-Up People

Suzanne Woods Fisher is the bestselling author of Amish Peace and Amish Proverbs, as well as many novels about the Amish, including the Lancaster County Secrets series, the Stoney Ridge Seasons series, and The Inn at Eagle Hill series. She is also the coauthor of an Amish children’s series, The Adventures of Lily Lapp. Suzanne is a Carol Award winner for The Search, a Carol Award finalist for The Choice, and a Christy Award finalist for The Waiting. She is also a columnist for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazines. She lives in California. Learn more at and follow Suzanne on Twitter @suzannewfisher.


I’ve often wondered why the Amish has such a forgiving spirit.  I have read so many Amish books, I realize that is the way they are raised, the way they are trained. Reading Amish books, I’ve found that some have a really sweet spirit, but some, mostly men seem almost bitter. I think some take their rolls as head of the house to a point that they are just mean with it. So that is why I enjoyed this book. In this book, Suzanne Woods Fisher gives us story after story from real Amish people who tell how they cope with life, being willing to forgive anyone who does them wrong. This is a book that can help anyone who reads it, because we all have those times we don’t want to forgive someone, or that we want revenge for something someone has done to you. After reading these stories, I feel blessed to have read them, and I found ways that can help me forgive. And I think that is the reason for this book.

I received this book from Revell to read and review. 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 55.

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