Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Book Review

"Amish Prayers," by Beverly Lewis

"The Amish and other Anabaptist groups have treasured the same book of prayers for centuries, turning to it for inspiration during times of peace as well as persecution. Now a selection of prayers from Die Ernsthafte Christenpflicht is readily available in English. This exclusive, authentic translation from the original German--with an introduction by bestselling author Beverly Lewis--pairs each prayer with a Scripture passage and offers insights into the rich spiritual foundations of the Plain people. Whether used for personal devotions or in a group setting, this beautifully illustrated collection will draw you closer to God."

This is a wonderful little book of prayers.  So easy to sit down and have a quiet few moments of contemplation and read a couple of prayers and the accompanying scripture passage.  The illustrations in the book are truly lovely and for anyone who loves the Amish and Mennonite culture this is a beautiful book to own.  This would not only make a wonderful addition to your own library, to be a wonderful and thoughtful gift to others as well.

Stars out of 5: 5 a lovely little book to pick up whenever you have a need.........

"Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.  Available at your favourite bookseller from Bethany House, a division of Baker Publishing Group".


Angela said...

This sounds like a great book- thanks for your review. I shall check it out. Blessings x

Valerie said...

Thanks for the review. It would make a lovely present for a friend of mine.

Scrappy quilter said...

I agree 100%. Doing my review tomorrow. Hugs