Litfuse Publicity Group
June 22, 2011
For Immediate Release
Contact: Christy Anderson, Publicist
Litfuse Publicity Group

Amish Principles Work for Today's Family  

Best-Selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher has written a guide to the simple life 

SEATTLE - There is more to the Amish community than "Plain" clothes and horse-drawn wagons. Best-selling author Suzanne Woods Fisher has great admiration for the Plain people and believes they provide wonderful examples to modern families. Her new book Amish Values for Your Family: What We Can Learn from the Simple Life (Revell, August 1, 2011, ISBN: 0800719964, $12.99) shows you how you can adopt the wisdom of the Amish when it comes to family matters. Amish principles such as simple living, close community, and integral faith can be easily incorporated into our 21st Century lives. Amish Values for Your Family shows you how.

Amish Values for Your FamilyFisher uses anecdotes from real Amish families to illustrate principles even modern families can adopt. In this inspiring and practical book, readers will be charmed by true stories interlaced with solid, biblical advice about parenting, marriage, and all aspects of family life. As readers get an intimate glimpse into the everyday lives of real Amish families, they will learn to prioritize what's truly important, simplify decision-making, slow down as a family, safeguard time together, and let go when the time comes.

Fisher has recorded an audio trailer of the first chapter and a series of 30-second spots which are available upon request.

Advance Praise for Amish Values for Your Family:

Suzanne Woods Fisher serves up a harvest table of Old Order insights on the things that matter most. Warm, enjoyable, and chock full of Plain humor.
-Erik Wesner, author of Success Made Simple: An Inside Look at Why Amish Businesses Thrive

Amish Values for Your Family is a charming collection! It will lift your spirits and bring you closer to the Amish.
-Cindy Woodsmall, New York Times best-selling author of When the Soul Mends

A delightful foray into the lives of Amish families leaves us longing for more of what we find there-love, respect, simplicity, resourcefulness. With her Road Maps, Suzanne provides helpful suggestions for making that happen!
-Renee' Stearns, lawyer, speaker, advocate for women and children, wife and mother of five

It offers loving ways to bring your fractured home back to life-Amish style. Read it and apply generously! It's a beautiful book-funny, charming, soulful, and beautiful.
-Mary-Ann Kirkby, author of I Am Hutterite
Meet Suzanne:
Suzanne Woods Fisher
Suzanne Woods Fisher is a bestselling author of Amish fiction and nonfiction and sold over 350,000 books in less than two years. She is the host of the widely popular weekly radio program Amish Wisdom. Her interest in the Anabaptist cultures can be directly traced to her grandfather, W. D. Benedict, who was raised in the Old Order German Baptist Brethren Church in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Benedict eventually became publisher of Christianity Today magazine. She lives in California with her family where she raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind in her spare time.


Suggested Interview Questions for Amish Values for Your Family:

1.    What is the inspiration behind Amish Values for Your Family?
2.    What are clues that we might need to incorporate some Amish principles into our family life?
3.    Do you have to "go Amish" to have a simple life?
4.    What makes AVFYF unique from other parenting and family life books?
5.    Explain the Road Map sections of the book.
6.    What are one or two principles you talk about in AVFYF that families could easily adopt into their lifestyles right now?
7.    In the introduction, you introduce a concept you call the "disappearing childhood phenomenon." Please explain.
8.    You've spent a lot of time researching today's families and family dynamics for this book, what are some of the major struggles families are facing?

To request a review copy of Amish Values for Your Family, schedule an interview with Suzanne or for more information, please contact Christy Anderson,

Christy Anderson, Media Specialist  

Litfuse Publicity Group

Seattle, WA 98155



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