Friday Fun | My Favorite Book

Ask me what my favorite book is, and while I have many I love, I’d have to say my favorite is the Bible. I think some of my favorite sections are the narratives in the Old Testament. I always read a passage and ask myself, “What does this reveal about God?” Amazing answers to that question . . . the attention God pays to his people never fails to astonish me.


What’s your favorite book—and why?

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  2. And answered the above question

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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.


  1. Hi Suzanne,
    I previously have signed up for your blog and receive e-mail postings ~ my all time favorite is Heidi by Johanna Spyri, also a book for all ages and generations. Timeless. Being a visual person, I have always remembered the descriptions that brought me to the different smells; sausage and bakery in Frankfurt, the fresh mountain air ~ where she slept, and goat milk and cheese as she and her grandfather forged a friendship. So good.
    And ~ Psalm 119:111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart. Kathleen ~ Lane Hill House

  2. Sharon Timmer says:

    Yes – I previously signed up for your blog!
    It is difficult to pick just one favorite book but 2 that I just recently read are on my favorites list – The Governess of Highland Hall by Carrie Turansky, & A Christmas Gift for Rose by Tricia Goyer 🙂

  3. Jackie McNutt says:

    Suzanne , my favorite book is also the Bible because it is my guide through life. I need God’s wisdom, direction .and peace in my life. I admit I struggle through life at times but even in darkest hours I can go to God’s word and look for peace. Frankly I don’t know how I could be without it it’s my lifeline. I already receive your blog by email. Blessings

  4. Pat Moore says:

    I think your favorite book is the book of Matthew in the Bible. Next to the Bible my favorite books are The Robe and The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas. After wearing out paperbacks I found both books in a yard sale & bought them both in hardback. I loved the movie and the books are better.

    • Pat Moore says:

      I forgot to tell you, I’m already signed onto your blog and for your newsletter. I have to keep up with one of my favorite authors.

  5. cynthia jones says:

    I signed up and I had a feeling the “bible” was your favorite. Would love to win this book 😀

  6. The book of Ruth

  7. Patty Tolliver says:

    One of my favorite non-inspirational books is Little Women. when I was a little girl I always wanted to be Jo March. She was not a girly girl which I wasn’t, I never made that step, she liked to act, I’m always on stage, and she wrote stories, I write stories too. I still haven’t met Professor Baer. My favorite story in the Bible is the story of Hannah. I find her to be such an inspiration on a daily basis.

  8. Megan Parsons says:

    My favorite book is the Bible, because no matter how many times you read it you will always learn something new!
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  9. Melanie Backus says:

    I certainly think the best book ever written was and always will be, the Bible. God’s written word, what could be greater? I also love books of quotes and pleasant thoughts and postive words.

    • Melanie Backus says:

      I certainly think the best book ever written was and always will be, the Bible. God’s written word, what could be greater? I also love books of quotes and pleasant thoughts and postive words. And you know I am a follower of your blog. Love to visit!

  10. Wilani Wahl says:

    I already receive your blog. while I have many favorite books, My most favorite is the Bible. Esther and Phillipians are my favorite books in the bible. The Bible is my guidebook and Friend.

  11. shelia hall says:

    My favorite book is the Bible because it teaches me how to go to heaven!

  12. Aleda Swartzendruber says:

    I have signed up for your blog. My favorite book is also the Bible with my favorite book within the Bible is the Psalms. Blessings to you today!

  13. Vicky D says:

    The Bible is my favorite book. What a great gift from God!

  14. June Shirey says:

    The Bible is my favorite book, because it has a prayer for everything and great lesson to be learned.

  15. Jackie Tessnair says:

    I am signed up for your blog and mine would also be the Bible.Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.Have to have these words daily.

  16. Linda says:

    I have a new favourite book, The Chronicle of the Hutterian Brethren (available in German and English). I’ve read it before, but this past August I had the privilege of taking a Hutterite History Tour through Europe, visiting many place where Hutterites lived, suffered severe persecution because of their faith and consequently died. This tour really made our history come alive for me and has given me a renewed appreciation what my forefathers had to endure while standing up for the truth.

    I follow your blog via Facebook and twitter.

  17. MS Barb Dawson says:

    I’m part of your blog & get your news letter & read about you on Facebook!

    My favorite book is also The Bible, and another book that impacted my life is Richard Foster’s Book: Celebration of Discipline

  18. Kim Garton says:

    I don’t really think that I have a favorite book. I like to read all kinds of books from the Bible to Childrens stories. I just like to read and discover new things.

  19. Carolyn Snider says:

    I have previously signed up for your blog. My all time favorite book from teenage years on has been Gone With the Wind. From things happening in my life, it showed me that you can keep on keeping on. I was a Christian then but the Bible and my faith didn’t come alive for me until my 30s so now I would agree with you that the Bible is my favorite book with its wisdom for every circumstance. Just finished a study of Psalm 23 bringing home the number of times the personal pronouns of I, me, and my were used. Truly, He is MY shepherd!

  20. Myrtle Thorn says:

    I don’t have one particular book but I love reading Amish fiction because I love to read about the Amish values,customs and religion. Amish fiction s so relaxing to me.

  21. Patricia Huber says:

    My favorite book of all time would have to be “The Cat in the Hat” by Dr. Seuss. I think when my father read this to me, complete with different voices for each character, I developed my love of reading, which I have to this day! It opened up my imagination and the world of books to me!

  22. I’ve subscribed. One of my favorite books (I can never nail it down to just one lol) is the 1 Samuel in the Old Testament. I’ve just always loved following the story of David and everyone else it includes. And I love that it starts with Hannah’s answered prayer. 🙂

  23. Jean Hill says:

    My favorite book ever is “Leota’s Garden” by Francine Rivers.

  24. cynthia fernstaedt says:

    Already signed up! My favorite book is the Bible. Filled with history, stories, and light.

  25. Sonja says:

    I would have to say the book of Luke in the Bible and the wonderful way it tells of the ministry of the Savior. What could be better than that?
    I subscribe to your blog and read it faithfully!

  26. Donita Corman says:

    My favorite book is also the Bible. Psalms and the book of John are my favorites the history found in it also.

  27. Andrea Woodard says:

    My favorite book is the BIBLE

  28. Donita Corman says:

    I signed up to your blog

  29. Mindy Hartwell says:

    I am a subscriber to your blog as well as your facebook page. My favorite book is also a Bible or rather two Bibles. One is written in giant print and I need it when my migraines are bad, the other is a study Bible.

  30. karen smith says:

    I am sorry but I can’t pick just one book, I learn in every book of the amish just how much god is meant about to every one an I have come to know and to talk with God all the time now since I have started reading these books. I am so close to God now then I have ever been in all of my 73 years. thank you for your books Karen at new e-mail address

  31. Robyn says:

    I am a subscriber to your facebook page and blog. My favorite book of the Bible is Psalms.

  32. My favorite book is the Bible, I love the book of Psalms and also Proverbs.

  33. Becky Pound says:

    Mine is the Bible and I love the book of Proverbs. Such good everyday advice to live on now! My husband and I teach our college class at church and we love to use Proverbs as much as we can, simple plain advice anyone can use and understand. Our boys, who are 20 and 24 grew up hearing God’s word with Proverbs. Thanks for asking such a great question! Blessings……

  34. Linda D. McFarland says:

    I have signed up for your blog. Without a doubt the Bible is my favorite book. I enjoy reading through the entire Bible each year. I use a different reading plan each year. I love the book of Esther! Thanks for the opportunity to win…Linda

  35. Rosemary Foley says:

    My favorite book was Little Women .. When I was young we would sit together and watch tv or read while mom crocheted, dad was in he Navy and gone a lot for a long time sometimes. I was reading Little Women and I needed to learn to do embroidery, mom helped. My next wish is to have a library like the girls had … I am signed up for your blog .. thank you.

  36. Andrea says:

    Karen and the sequel With Love From Karen by Marie Killilea. I read them as a young girl, and now reread them about once a year.

  37. Dali Castillo says:

    Aside from the Bible, my favorite book since childhood is The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. I loved the thought that Mary had her own special garden and how they determined to work it so it come alive again. It was also the first book made into a movie that I had ever seen. Lots of memories.
    I’m already signed up for your blog.

  38. Robyn L says:

    I am signed up already

    my favorite book, since childhood, is Heidi; love the relationship
    between her and her Grandpa

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