Friday, June 17, 2011

Amish Prayers

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Compiled by Beverly Lewis
Published at Bethany House

About the book

A One-of-a-Kind Collection of Inspiring Prayers Used by Amish and Mennonites for Over 300 Years!

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.

Who is Beverly Lewis?

Beverly Lewis, born in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country, is The New York Times bestselling author of more than eighty books. Her stories have been published in eleven languages worldwide. A keen interest in her mother's Plain heritage has inspired Beverly to write many Amish-related novels, beginning with The Shunning, which has sold more than one million copies and was recently made into an Original Hallmark Channel movie. In 2007 The Brethren was honored with a Christy Award. She has been interviewed by both national and international media, including Time magazine, the Associated Press, and the BBC. Beverly lives with her husband, David, in Colorado. Visit her Web site at for more information.

My Thoughts

I have been curious about the Amish life for quite some time.   But until this year, I only had a glimpse of their lives via novels written by many popular authors.   However, in 2011, I have received books that give me a better insight on how the Amish live their faith.    Amish Prayers is such a book.  The prayers are simple and quite direct.  Yet they are beautifully written and inspiring.   

Throughout the book, you will also see some drawings of the people or of items from their life like a rocking chair for example or canning supplies.   Simple yet touching I find.   I love the drawings.   They are well done and show the modesty in clothing and accessories.

The book is small enough that you could bring it with you and dig into it anytime you need to.    In it you will find prayers for a new day, for divine guidance, of gratitude, of repentance, for comfort, of praise, for strength, for purity of heart, for unity, of humility, of submission as well as prayers in the evening. Each prayer is accompanied by a scriptures.

I always love to have little books such as this one that I could refer to when my words are missing in my prayers.   I love having a glimpse of prayers that the Amish would say.   Their lifestyle seems to me so peaceful and such.  

See for yourself what the book looks like.

Amish Prayers

Amish Prayers is available at your favourite bookstore, even

Disclaimer: Thanks to Bethany House for sending me the book for review purposes. I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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