With Thanksgiving in our rearview mirrors, the thoughts of Christmas and all the shopping, gathering, planning it brings are burning in the headlights of our minds. Or at least that what all the store marketers would like to be. While the holidays bring many warm thoughts and lots of wonderful traditions, it can also bring along added stress and hectic schedules. One of the things I have enjoyed about incorporating Tricia Goyer’s latest devotional, The One Year Book of Amish Peace, into my morning reading time is that it compels me to take on a slower place as I learn about Amish customs and connect it with the truths of God’s Word. The aim of the book is not to encourage readers to adopt the lifestyle of the Amish but rather to point us away from all of our distracting gadgets and point us back to the One that matters most. For it’s not the things that often calls for our attention the loudest that has the most eternal value.
There is a devotional for each day of the year and each one contains an Amish proverb, Bible scripture, informational fact about the Amish lifestyle, and a short prayer. Since each devotional is very brief you can easily add this devotional to your morning or evening routine. Since it is not a very in-depth devotional, I would suggest using it conjunction with another devotional or Bible study. However, I think this would make a great gift for you or someone you know.
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Tricia Goyer has written more than thirty-five books, including both novels that delight and entertain readers and non- fiction titles that offer encouragement and hope. She has also published more than 500 articles in national publications such as Guideposts,Thriving Family, Proverbs 31, and HomeLife Magazine.
Goyer’s fiction and non-fiction books have won awards from the American Christian Fiction Writers and Mt. Hermon Writers’ Conference. She is also a two-time Carol Award winner, as well as a Christy and ECPA Award Nominee.
Tricia has authored several books on family and parenting, as well as co-written with Max Lucado and Robin Jones Gunn. She collaborated with Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges for Lead Your Family Like Jesus, published by Focus on the Family/Tyndale.
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