The Heart of the Amish: Understanding of Sin

Understanding of Sin

Based on the Bible’s teachings, the Amish have a God-centered understanding of sin. While a sin often harms another, ultimately all sin is against God.

What have you learned so far about the Amish and forgiveness? Share in the comment section for the chance to win a copy of Amish Values for Your Family!


How is forgiveness woven into your faith? Submit your thoughts on 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! 


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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. Rebecca Moss says:

    I have always love your books on the Amish. Your books have open my eyes to the real problems the Amish have. Your books show the love for family and most important the love for God. Your books shows so much giving and sharing of whatever the Amish has. I love the way they work through all there problems and vow to make it no matter what. I just love your books.

  2. Jan VanDeWalle says:

    forgiveness, is very hard some times but when you finally forgive the one that made you so unhappy the feeling of a heavy load off you shoulders is very real. I found that carrying the hate around was too much of a burden and ask God to forgive me for the hatred that I was carrying for that person. I was then able to forgive them for the hurt they had caused my son and our family. It is very cleansing for the soul and to get all that anger out makes one feel good. Life is too short to be angry and hurting all the time. Give the problem to God and forgive, you will feel much better.

  3. Linda Golubski says:

    The Amish and Forgiveness. It is so hard to let go, but I think the ultimate example of forgiveness and the Amish is after the shooting of Amish children in Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania on October 2, 2006. The Amish residents, including the parents of the shooting victims, forgave the shooter and extended condolences to his wife and children. I have so much to learn!