Working through this book proved to be more of a challenge than I really thought it would be. When I first started reading this book, my thoughts were that I could probably get through this in a couple of days. In reality, it took me a couple of days just to get through the first five chapters. I have read Proverbs 31 many times, and I always thought that it was pretty straight forward. To be a proverbs 31 woman, these were the steps that I had to take. In reading Beautiful in God's eye's I found that there was so much more to it. At first I felt overwhelmed, I was sure that there was no way I could be this woman, but on one page I discovered a single line that has given me great hope. The author states that "we are to master one virtue at a time."
This I believe will be great encouragement for many women, especially those who like me think that I should do it all at once and be this woman by the end of the week.
Each chapter had something for me, but the two that stood out were chapter 6: Her Heart and chapter 19: Her words.
I had wished that someone would have given me this book before I got married. But then again, as long as you are alive it's never to late to start taking these steps to change. If you have a woman in your life that is getting married I would strongly encourage you to give her this book. It's definitely worth taking the time to read it.
Started a study with her books found a package with this one and How to Love God with all your Mind both great books Loved them both finished them and am passing them through my family, Very helpful in helping you with getting closer to God
This is an excellent book! I read it several times as a teenager and am reading it again now as a married women of one year. Elizabeth does a wonderful job at bringing the Proverbs 31 women to life and fanning the flame in our hearts to attain that goal as well. She teaches her readers practical ways to build that character in our own lives. It is such an encouraging read!
This book is a must read for all woman! Author Elizabeth George has written an enlightening interpretation of the Proverbs 31 woman. Reading this book will encourage you in your every day life as a Christian woman.
Beginning with verse 10 of Proverbs 31 the author takes each verse and applies it to your life today. Some of the chapter titles include, A Spring of Goodness--Her Mission, An Eager Attitudeâ€”Her Work, and The Law of Kindnessâ€”Her Words. There are a total of twenty-four uplifting chapters that correlate with the verses found in Proverbs 31.
In the chapter titled A Spring of Goodnessâ€”Her Mission, she gives a helpful list called the ABC's of Goodness. This particular list is great for brides to be or any married woman. Some of the list includes, C-control your spending, E-encourage his dreams, and L-look not at what others have. You will learn how to be an encouragement to your husband and family.
In the chapter titled An Eager Attitudeâ€”Her Work she shares some reasons why we put off housework and ways to look at the work in a more positive way. She lists four main reasons for failing to do the work: poor use of time, lack of motivation, failure to plan, and procrastination. Each of these reasons is discussed and helpful information is given on how to overcome them. You may even start enjoying some of those tedious tasks!
In the chapter titled The Law of Kindnessâ€”Her Words you will be reminded how much what you say influences those around you. Just your words in the morning can start your family's day in a positive or negative way. She reiterates your need to think before you speak.
Those were just three examples of the many great chapters in this book. You will find the book easy to read with excellent illustrations for today's woman. All women will enjoy and learn from this book whether married or single. You will feel like Elizabeth George is sitting next to you offering these great words of wisdom. Her words encourage you to live up to this Godly Proverbs 31 woman without discouraging you from all the hard work it takes.
I would recommend this book as a present for a high school graduation, a college graduation, a wedding shower or even a birthday present. I think once you read the book for yourself you will agree!