Saturdays are just made for reading, aren’t they? We have some great reading here for you – especially if you missed Amish Wisdom over the past few days. This week, we celebrated the release of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s new nonfiction book, The Heart of the Amish with two posts from our blog host: one featuring an excerpt from the book and the other examining the origin of some common food related idioms like “eat crow” and “humble pie.” We also heard from two authors for the very first time on Amish Wisdom: Laura Bradford took us along with her to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and Saloma Furlong told us her fascinating personal account of leaving the Amish and her experience with the practice of shunning. Lastly, our Amish Scribe told us whether or not the Amish ever allow divorce or separation.
Here’s a sneak peek at next week’s plans:
- Monday’s Book Nook: Leslie Gould will share the story behind her May release, Amish Promises.
- Tuesday’s Travel Tips: The Proposal at Siesta Key by Shelley Shepard Gray releases on Tuesday – she’ll take us all on a sunny trip to Pinecraft, Florida.
- Wednesday’s Ask the Amish: If you have Amish ancestors, is it easier to join the Amish church? We’ll find out on Wednesday!
- Thursday’s Beyond the Bonnets: There is a continuing discussion in the Amish community over cell phones. Karen Anna Vogel will share what she’s learned about the debate.
- Friday’s Cook’s Corner: Friday will be a real treat – we’ll find out what typical fare is served at Amish quilting bees and share a recipe for poached eggs from Treasured Amish and Mennonite Recipes.
Did you win something from Amish Wisdom this week?
- Mary Fink Herrnstein won a copy of A Simple Prayer by Amy Clipston
- Hanna Thanh won a copy of The Beverly Lewis Amish Heritage Cookbook by Beverly Lewis
If you have recently won a book from Amish Wisdom, email your mailing address to email@example.com to claim your prize. (Winners have 30 days to claim their prize.)