From Ways of the Asatru by Micheal J Smith
Ásatrú folks have a saying, “We are our deeds.” We are not just a resurged, reconstructed religion of arm-chair philosophers and home academics, but a religion of action and reputation. There are moral and ethical teachings in which all Ásatrú people are expected to act by. Whether this is implied, or said outright. One obvious tool is contained within the Poetic Edda. It is a poem called the Hávamál. This poem gives good advice and elements of wisdom and common sense in which moral and ethical teachings can be easily derived. Also the sagas of the Icelanders give us an understanding of many issues and wisdoms reflective of those times. Another indispensable book is literally called, We Are Our Deeds: The Elder Heathenry Its Ethic and Thew and it is written by a contemporary writer named Eric Wóðening of the Theodish. Although geared towards general Germanic Heathenry, again it’s a must have in the author’s opinion.