“The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness” The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness by Suzanne Woods Fisher
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
The Heart of the Amish: Life Lessons on Peacemaking and the Power of Forgiveness is an amazing book. The accounts that Suzanne Woods Fisher collected as illustrations will fill your soul. The depictions of forgiveness reveal the deep devotion the Amish have to God and the innateness of forgiveness in their communities. Their ability to let go of the most horrendous acts, such as the Nikel Mines school shooting of ten Amish girls in 2006 will touch you deeply. Suzanne includes several people’s stories from this event including the wife of the shooter.
The chapters are brief, pointed, and begin with Amish quotes. I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book! It’s amazing how healing forgiveness is in relationships and in life. Anyone struggling with pain in their heart from someone else’s actions or their own needs to read this book. The freedom to live without bitterness, grudges, or hate toward another person is clearly shown as the way to live. Sometimes the biggest offenses are the easiest ones to put down and walk away. I highly recommend reading The Heart of the Amish. You will not regret it and will learn a more peaceful way of life. Whether you have a strong belief system such as Christianity or not this is a valuable book for moving on from the past.
I received a copy of The Heart of the Amish from Revell Reads through Net Galley and have given my honest review.