The Heart of the Amish: Impacted By Forgiveness

The Heart of the Amish is now available, and I’m celebrating the whole month of May by sharing fun facts and bits of wisdom about the Amish and forgiveness. With that said, did you know . . .

The Amish believe that to forgive an enemy—so contrary to human nature—is to follow Jesus’s instructions on forgiveness, as well as His example. And they don’t just seek to forgive. They also love and bless those enemies.

The basic concept for The Heart of the Amish started during an interview of startling, radical forgiveness while I was hosting the radio program Amish Wisdom. I was stunned by this family’s reaction. Stunned, and then convicted. I pray that none of us will ever be confronted by the horrific event that this particular family endured. But how can we learn to forgive in big things if we don’t practice forgiveness in little things?

Let’s get the conversation started!

How have you been impacted by forgiveness?

Submit your story of forgiveness (250 words of less) to info {at} suzannewoodsfisher {dot} com. I’ll pick a story to share on my blog next week and the winner will receive a copy of The Heart of the Amish! 

Note: To protect the privacy of those in your story, I will change names and other important details if necessary. Once you submit the story, you are giving permission to repost on my blog.


Don’t forget to enter my Heart of the Amish giveaway! Eight prizes are up for grabs:

  • 2 Apple Watches
  • 1 Kindle Fire HD 6
  • 1 Nook Glowlight
  • 4 $25 gift cards (to Amazon or Barnes & Noble—winners’ choice)

 Head over to my contest page to learn more and enter.


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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.