Item description for The Simple Life: Devotional Thoughts from Amish Country (Inspirational Library) by Wanda E. Brunstetter...
Overview Millions visit "Amish country" each year to enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere of this unique culture. What can we as "English" (non-Amish) people learn from this lifestyle? Wanda Brunstetter, author of the best-selling Amish-themed novel The Storekeeper's Daughter, offers sixty intriguing and encouraging lessons in her new devotional The Simple Life. Each reading features a brief story of the Amish, providing a "behind the scenes" insight into their culture; a spiritual lesson, accompanied by scripture, drawn from the story; and a "bonus" of an Amish witticism or recipe. Now readers can enjoy the peace and quiet of Amish country anytime, anywhere.
Millions visit "Amish country" each year to enjoy the relaxed family atmosphere of this unique culture. What can we as "English" (non-Amish) people learn from this lifestyle? Wanda Brunstetter, author of the best-selling Amish-themed novel The Storekeeper's Daughter, offers sixty intriguing and encouraging lessons in her new devotional The Simple Life. Each reading features a brief story of the Amish, providing a "behind the scenes" insight into their culture; a spiritual lesson, accompanied by scripture, drawn from the story; and a "bonus" of an Amish witticism or recipe. Now readers can enjoy the peace and quiet of Amish country anytime, anywhere.
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Studio: Barbour Publishing, Inc
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 6.76" Width: 4.24" Height: 0.41" Weight: 0.3 lbs.
Release Date May 1, 2006
Publisher Barbour Books
Series Inspirational Library
ISBN 1597890642 ISBN13 9781597890649
Availability 0 units.
More About Wanda E. Brunstetter
Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning romance novelist who has led millions of readers to lose their heart in the Amish life. She is the author of almost 50 books with more than 5 million copies sold. Many of her books have landed on the top bestseller lists, including the New York Times, Publisher’s Weekly, CBA, ECPA, and CBD. Wanda is considered one of the founders of the Amish fiction genre, and her work has been covered by national publications, including Time Magazine and USA Today.
Wanda’s fascination with the Amish culture developed when she met her husband, Richard, who grew up in a Mennonite church, and whose family has a Pennsylvania Dutch heritage. Meeting her new Mennonite sister-in-laws caused Wanda to yearn for the simpler life. In their travels, she and her husband have become close friends with many Amish people across America. Wanda’s desire to explore their culture increased when she discovered that her great-great grandparents were part of the Anabaptist faith.
All of Wanda’s novels are based on personal research intended to accurately portray the Amish way of life. Many of her books are well-read and trusted by the Amish, who credit her for giving readers a deeper understanding of the people and their customs.
Wanda’s primary attraction to the Amish is their desire to live a devout Christian life that strives to honor God, work hard, and maintain close family ties. Whenever she visits her Amish friends, Wanda finds herself drawn to their peaceful lifestyle, sincerity, and close family ties, which is in stark contrast to the chaos and busyness that plagues so many modern “Englishers.” Time and time again, Wanda loses her heart in the Amish life, and she hopes her readers will, too.
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Reviews - What do customers think about The Simple Life: Simple Life?
Leave your complicated, busy life behind! Oct 20, 2008
Reviewed by Lori Plach for Reader Views (10/08)
Do you ever wish you had a simpler life? Does it sometimes feel like you are a hamster on a treadmill, just running around in circles and getting nowhere? Life seems so hectic sometimes, that you just need to sit back and take a deep breath and enjoy the simple things in life.
One group of people has definitely found the simpler way to live. Wanda E. Brunstetter brings you to embrace the Amish culture. Through about 60 short devotional stories, you will find yourself falling in love with this unique people and their simplified life and way to apply Holy Scriptures to every day life. If only more people would see how to help others in their time of need. Some of the stories include: barn raisings when a family is struck with disaster, a missing rung on a ladder and how that could be a disaster. You will find yourself laughing and also being touched in ways you can't imagine. After each devotional there is a recipe that has been taken from Amish cookbooks, many of these recipes I will definitely want to try.
"The Simple Life: Devotional Thoughts from Amish Country" is a splendid read. After reading this book, it makes you stop and realize what the important things in your life are really supposed to be. You realize that things aren't what really matters but your relationship with Christ and other Christians are what matters.
Leave your complicated, busy life behind for a little while, and discover "The Simple Life" by Wanda E. Brunstetter. You won't feel the same after it!
God's many Blessings Jun 8, 2008
This simple book is anything but simple, You get God's word and a wonderful story that can be applied to anyone. the recipe's were a nice bonus. My son even thought what a nice devotional book this was. May God bless everyone who reads it.
great little book May 8, 2008
I just received this book yesterday but have already looked all the way thru it glancing at the recipes...Which look very good. There is also little stories and bible verses..A good collection to my cookbooks.
Great Comfort Dec 1, 2007
I find this book to be such a great help to me in my daily life, I recently lost my 18 year old grandson in a car wreck, it's a great lost to our whole family, but Wanda's devotional has really helped me in many ways. I recommend this book to anyone, it can only inprove their spititual life.
The Simple Life - Devotional thoughts from Amish Country Dec 1, 2007
I love this devotional! It helps me to slow down and enjoy life and all God has given to me. I have gone through the book once already, and now I am reading it again, but this time I'm sharing it with my husband. He is also enjoying it. The recipes at the end of each devotional are a nice addition. I have even tried a few!