The Heart of the Amish by Suzanne Woods Fisher

For the longest time I have been fascinated with the Amish. Maybe it’s because they live simple lives, devoid of all the annoyances that we deem necessities, or maybe it’s the fact that they always seem content with their lives. Who knows, but there is one thing I have noticed as an underlying theme in each and every book about the Amish I read — forgiveness.

The Heart of the Amish by Suzanne Woods Fisher is about this exact thing — the Amish and forgiveness. The book is a compilation of stories from various Amish communities about how they live by forgiveness. It was interesting to see how the Amish could easily forgive others for things that we would hold a grudge about.

The stories themselves, are short and easy to read, but what really stands out is the depth of the research Fisher went to. Each story shows the Amish community for the best they are: caring, loving, forgiving, and most of all, one big community.

With each story there is a reflection section that will help extend the thought that Fisher was explains. Also, there is a section called Plain Truth that gives a small fact about the Amish. It was nice getting to know a little more about their community.

This is a great book that shows how we can overcome the vengeance and revenge thoughts that we fight all the time and illustrates how we can find a way to forgiveness.

{Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher for the purpose of this review. I was not required to write a positive review.}