Review: The One Year Book of Amish Peace: Hearing God’s Voice in the Simple Things by Tricia Goyer

Click on the pic to read a sample!

Click on the pic to read a sample!

Book Information:

Pages: 384 pages

Published:  Tyndale House Publishers,  September 20th 2013


In our instantly connected world, it’s surprisingly easy to lose our connection to God. This devotional taps Amish wisdom in order to help us draw closer to God and hear his voice. In “The One Year Book of Amish Peace,” you’ll get a daily taste of Amish values and wisdom. Tricia Goyer shares her fascination with the Amish in a way that will inspire and encourage believers to carve out more time in each day to listen to God and experience his presence. This daily devotional contains interesting facts about the Amish, recipes, and information about the way the Amish handle money, rear their children, and center their lives on faith in God. You’ll be inspired to slow down and find ways to simplify so that you, too, can experience God in the ordinary.

My Review:

Let’s face it, there are devotionals for any topic, any gender, any age, any religion…sold every year.  So, what makes Tricia Goyer’s a stand-out above the rest???  First, if you are a reader-who loves Christian fiction, Contemporary fiction, Women’s fiction, love the simplicity of the good ole’ days, love the Amish culture, wish you could scale back on the demands of this contemporary, every so fast world….then you will want to pick up this book.  Now, I am the first to tell you, I love e-books.  As a matter of fact, I prefer them to any hardback/paperback and will often turn down reviews if they are not in e-format.  However, this is a book that you will to feel, highlight, use as a companion to your Bible, and paperback is the way to go.

I absolutely love the layout of this incredibly, beautiful, and well written devotional.  It is dated, so you can use it based on the day of each week, on any year.  However, if you are like me-I like to start from the beginning, and that is fine, too.  Each devotional starts with a scripture, some personal insight from Tricia, and ends in a prayer.  Then, on the side bar, there is a little tidbit of Amish culture, faith, and tradition.  The scriptures are very readable, no “thou” or “thy”, very contemporary and so relatable to any person reading and applying this devotional.

I HIGHLY suggest this devotional as a gift for any occasion, a must have for your daily reading, and perhaps to use as a group study because the insight is so contemporary that you will want to discuss it with someone.  If nothing else, to journal about.

*This book was provided by Tyndale House Publishers, in exchange for an honest review.

     Click here to read more about the author, Tricia Goyer!

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2 thoughts on “Review: The One Year Book of Amish Peace: Hearing God’s Voice in the Simple Things by Tricia Goyer

  1. […] So, this is a book that I read for review in 2013, but re-read it this year, for personal use.  This is why I posted it as a top pick because I found the book to be so valuable and loved the information about the Amish culture, along with daily prayer and inspiration.  It’s an easy read that make it a nice way to connect with God and have prayer life.  Click here for review. […]


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