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Monday, August 30, 2010

Amish Proverbs - Book Tour and Giveaway

Title: Amish Proverbs: Words of Wisdom From the Simple Life
Author: Suzanne Woods Fisher
Publisher: Revell

From the back cover: Through firsthand research and personal relationships, Suzanne Woods Fisher has collected more than 200 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. With beautiful full-color photos throughout, Amish Proverbs is the perfect gift for any occassion.

My favorite proverbs from the book:
  • There's only one way to fail, that's to quit.
  • Swallowing words before you say them is so much better than having to eat them afterward.
  • You can't stumble when you are on your knees.
  • It may be difficult to wait on the Lord, but it is worse to wish you had.
  • Patience is a virtue that carries a lot of wait.
I see many needlepoint designs that could be fashioned around some of these sayings!

Here are a couple that I remember from when I was a child:
  • Children should be seen and not heard.
  • What comes around goes around.
 I received a copy of this book from Baker Publishing for review as well as one to give away!

So - to enter the giveaway - please share with me a proverb from your childhood.  Leave your email address in your entry so I can get in touch with you!

This giveaway is open to U.S. only and will end Sept 20.  Winner will be notified by email and will have 48 hours to respond.  If there is no response, this book will then be given away on twitter.

Amish Proverbs
Publisher/Publication Date: Revell, Aug 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-1953-1
205 pages


Linda Henderson said...

My family always used the saying "actions speak louder than words", I believe they do too.

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Janel said...

"What goes around, comes around." is one of the ones I remember from when I was a kid.

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Linda Kish said...

Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

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DarcyO said...

Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.

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Margie said...

Laughter is the best medicine.
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ChristyJan said...

A penny saved is a penny earned.


Taffy said...

MY FIL always said to his kids "It will quit hurting once the pain goes away." :)


Anonymous said...

"Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps the singing bird will come." -- Chinese proverb :) *Thanks* for the giveaway!

nfmgirl said...

My mother's favorite saying as I grew up was "Lay down with dogs, you get up with fleas."

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Anonymous said...

"What goes up, must come down."

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Anonymous said...

"Can't never did anything"


Bonita12 said...

Sticks and Stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me :)
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Karen said...

Waste not want not!

I think it was just an excuse for them to stop me from buying stuff though...


ossmcalc said...

My grandmother used to say:

Patience is a virtue,
Apply it if you can.
Is seldom found in women,
And never found in man.

Thank you,


JBlanton said...

A picture paints a thousand words is one that I remember always hearing


hendy said...

Great question. When I was younger it was Patience is a Virtue and as I grew up it was "do to others as you would have them do to you."

Nancye said...

My mom used to say: "A fool and his money are soon parted." She still says it today! :)

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

Jennifer said...

The Grass is not always greener on the other side!

Katie said...

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.


wmmahaney said...

I have always loved the saying "He is no fool who gives what he cannot keep to gain what he cannot lose"

Emma said...

Absence makes the heart grow fonder.Please enter me in the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.Thank you.


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