A practical and helpful guide for Christian women! Whether you're a pastor's wife or a single woman serving the Lord you'll find great advice on organizing tasks at home, entertaining and hospitality, public speaking, personality conflicts and communication, women's retreats and many others. Learn to make the most of your resources and equip yourself for better service. 281 pages, softcover from Journeyforth.
With Heart & Hand: A Manual for Women in God's Service
Such bitterness & hypocracy from author
This should be a great book. Unfortunately, the author's own obvious bitterness, biases, and hypocritical attitude come through louder than anything else in the book. She states (and rightfully so) on Page 42 the necessity of modesty in women's clothing - no low cut, tight, immodest clothing is proper for a minister's wife (or any other christian woman) at any time, anywhere.
HOWEVER, she then crticizes this stand - a stand she seems to promote throughout the entire book - by then stating on Page 265, "A notable hobbyhorse of fundamentalist preachers today is an obsession with the issue of women's dress. ... But repeatedly it happens that the one who sounds most strict and most puristic in his incessant declaiming on behalf of "modesty" and "plainness" is women is or becomes morally defiled." Is the author crazy? Or is she so carnal that she can not see how dressing like the world is immoral and ungodly? Did not God call his people to "come out from among them, and be ye separate?" We are called to be holy, to be set apart for God, and not to walk in the carnal ways - and fashions - of this world. If the author thinks that ministers who call for women to be modest in dress are morally defiled, she has completely lost her own moral compass. Could it be that the author is just unwilling to conform her own dress and appearance to biblical standards? Is the author perhaps so in love with her makeup and short hair that she can not see biblical truths? To those who say that makeup is fine because "any ol' barn looks better with paint", are not our bodies the temples of the holy ghost, and not buildings for livestock? Are we not made to be living sacrifices to God? If so, why the paint - humans do not normally paint living things, only inanimate/dead objects. Does the author really not understand that by wearing men's apparel (namely, pants), women are committing an abomination before God? Is she so attached to her masculine style of clothing that all she can do to defend her own stubborness and bitterness against holiness is claim that those who preach against immodest apparel are somehow immoral? I was so disappointed with the author's two-faced approach to the vital topics of modesty and decency - I will never read another of her books again.
July 10, 2011
This book is a great resource for any Christian woman--young or old.
July 27, 2007