Thursday on Amish Wisdom: Mary Ellis and Steve Ayers


Tune in on Thursday at 4:00 pm Central! To listen in – go here and just click on the player in the top right corner.

Don’t miss Amish Wisdom this week – the first half hour will feature return guest Mary Ellis. To listen to Mary’s previous interview go here. This time Mary will be chatting about her latest book, Sarah’s Christmas Miracle. The second half hour will feature Steve Ayers from Revell. I decided to have him on the show after talking with him for just a few minutes. He raised his kids “unplugged” and what he had to say intrigued me and I think you will be too.


About Mary: Mary Ellis grew up close to the eastern Ohio Amish community, Geauga County, where her parents often took her to farmer’s markets and woodworking fairs. She loved their peaceful, agrarian lifestyle, their respect for the land, and their strong sense of Christian community.

She and her husband now live close to the largest population of Amish in the country–a four-county area in central Ohio. They often take weekend trips to purchase produce, meet Amish families, and enjoy a simpler way of life.

Mary enjoys reading, traveling, gardening, bicycling and swimming. But her favorite  past time is snorkeling, which she seldom gets to do living in Ohio. She is a former middle school teacher and a former saleswoman for the world’s best chocolate company. Now she writes full-time and wonders why her house is still dusty and her garden has so many weeds.

About Sarah’s Christmas Miracle: From the bestselling author of A WIDOW’S HOPE and NEVER FAR FROM HOME comes a brand-new Amish novella that will add joy to the Christmas season.

Sarah Beachy has plenty to be joyous about as autumn leaves start to fall. She loves her job at the English bed-and-breakfast where she cooks and refreshes rooms between guests. She has a serious beau, and everyone expects an engagement soon. Why, then, would she jeopardize everything by suddenly deciding to take a trip to Cleveland to track down a brother who left the Order years ago?

Her family’s faith in God is put to the test as the holiest night of the year approaches and Sarah remains far away. Sarah’s mother, Elizabeth, has been missing her son for such a long time…will she lose her daughter to the English world as well? Or will the Beachy family receive an unexpected Christmas miracle?

Win a copy of Mary’s book by leaving a comment {HERE} (don’t forget your email address!) One commenter will be selected at random to receive Mary’s book.

About Suzanne

Suzanne Woods Fisher writes bestselling, award winning fiction and non-fiction books about the Old Order Amish for Revell Books. Her interest in the Plain People began with her Old Order German Baptist grandfather, raised in Franklin County, Pennsylvania. Suzanne's app, Amish Wisdom, delivers a daily Amish proverb to your phone or iPad. She writes a bi-monthly column for Christian Post and Cooking & Such magazine. She lives with her family in California and raises puppies for Guide Dogs for the Blind. To Suzanne's way of thinking, you can't take life too seriously when a puppy is running through your house with someone's underwear in its mouth.