Starting my teen years in the early 1970s, I was confused about what it truly means to be a woman as God planned. The women around me were unduly influenced by the failed "Equal Rights Amendment" and other cultural phenomenons of the time. I only saw how to be feminist, rather than embracing being female.
Elisabeth Elliot writes about God's intentions for women. I learned that being a woman - and being feminine - is not about being weak, but being strong and confident. I believe that women have lived for so long listening to cultural messages that we need to be like men that we don't know how to be content as women - how to embrace being female.
The short book was written for Elisabeth's daughter in preparation for marriage. It is about being a wife, but also encompasses how to be a whole woman in any season of life.
Elisabeth writes with such love and joy and peace that it is contagious. This book far exceeded my expectations.
Book Summary: The author combines her observations and experiences in a number of essays on male-female relationships. In these days of conflicting demands and cultural pressures, what kind of woman do you wish to be? How should you respond? What should you think? Elisabeth Elliot is one of Christiandom's most able and articulate writers. In this profound and moving book she presents her unique perspective. Now married a third time after losing two husbands through death, she offers golden insights which apply to the single, the married, and the widowed.These notes on womanhood, written to her daughter Valerie a few weeks before Val's marriage, are a gift of lasting worth for all Christian women.
Review: This is a fantastic book for any woman to read. I loved the humble and godly advice and wisdom that Ms. Elliot possess. She is a favorite of mine. I love how she breaks down the culture and the call on a woman who belongs to Christ. This is must read for me yearly. I need the guidance of woman who have walked the hard steps of this world and kept on going with Christ's help and guidance. I believe this book is just as relevant today as it was when she first wrote it. Books like this are disappearing from the Woman's section of Christian bookstores.
Great book for young ladies to read while engaged.
August 10, 2012
I purchased this book for my daughter to use as a devotional during her time of engagement. The book was written by a mother to her daughter during the daughter's engagement. I read it before I passed it on to my daughter and was greatly blessed myself. The short, easy to read chapters are perfect to read one a day. The messages were reminders to me of my role as wife and I feel the words of wisdom will bless my daughter as she becomes a wife soon.
My mother owned this book. She had it in a box of books she was thinking of giving away. I remember taking this book from the box (as well as a few others), and after I read it I was shocked my mother wanted to give it away. This book was a treasure among treasures indeed. The letters Elizabeth wrote to her daughter helped me to grow as a young lady in the Lord. So, I recommend this to all God fearing women. Ladies use this book to better yourselves and teach the other young God fearing women you know.