Thursday, November 15, 2007

Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God - Book Review

Girls, I have just finished the most fabulous book. Truly fabulous. It's inspiring, encouraging, exciting, amazing and convicting all in one.

Though it is written for wives, much is still applicable to the daughters of this generation. For example, one of the main themes throughout the entire book is selflessness. Learning to die-to-self is something that every Christian needs to learn, especially daughters who are hoping to become wives one day. It also touches on the concept of being thankful to God for everything, in every season of life, which is another important quality to cultivate in one's character.
There are chapters on embracing your calling, freedom from perfectionism, and whitewashed feminism. The book challenges (with the Word of God) those still seeking after self-gratification from a career or college education. The importance of bringing up and influencing the next generation for the Lord's glory is stressed, and myths like the "perfect 50's homemaker" and the "Stepford wives" are eradicated.
Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Chancey model the Proverbs 31 woman with humble grace. They are truly an inspiration!
I won't give away any more, you need to read this book for yourself! Both Mrs. McDonald and Mrs. Chancey did a wonderful job staying true to the Word of God and I hope it will reach many women for His glory!


Lady Why said...

I'm just part way into the book, but I concur! Great post!

Maiden Of Virtue said...

I can't wait to read this book!

I have heard so many good things about it..... thanks for the great book review!


Jim Bob Howard, Editor-in-Chief said...

By the way, Homeschooling Today® magazine is giving the book away with a one year subscription or renewal to the magazine by December 24.

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