This is a difficult age to be a woman. At times it seems as if the entire culture conspires to belittle motherhood and home. The woman who aspires to raise children for the glory of God, to develop the ministry of the home, or to co-labor with her husband is deemed "old fashioned." The modern lure of independence and career has bewitched an entire generation to exchange the beauty of Christianwomanhood for the temporary comforts of a society at warwith the family. This is the fictional tale of a younglady who leaves home and repudiates family life in the hope of finding personal fulfillment through independence and career. Though she has benefitted greatly from the love of her own mother, she decides that raising children and keeping home is a wasted life in comparison to the opportunities of the business world. But God dramaticallychanges her heart. She discovers that wealth and position are illusory and that independence can enslave a young lady. She discovers that the greatest woman she has ever known was her mother. Now she longs for home and for motherhood.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 202 Vendor: Vision Forum, Inc Dimensions: 8 X 5 1/2 X 3/4 (inches)
ISBN: 1929241178 ISBN-13: 9781929241170 Availability: In Stock
Mother is the fictional tale of a young lady who leaves home and repudiates family life in the hope of finding personal fulfillment through independence and a career. She decides that home life is a poor choice in the face of life in the big city. But God dramatically changes her heart, and she realizes that wealth and position are illusory and that independence can enslave a young lady. She discovers that the greatest woman she has ever known is her mother. Now she longs for home and for motherhood. Originally published in 1911, this forgotten classic sold over 500,000 copies in its first years of release. One of the most popular novelists of the 1910s and 1920s, Kathleen Norris wrote 82 novels selling more than 10 million copies. The publication of Mother, which celebrated the sacrifice of motherhood, made her an instant celebrity and earned her a personal visit from then President Theodore Roosevelt.