Daughter and granddaughter of Baptist ministers, Ronda Rich examines the deep roots of her family's Christian faith in the hills of North Georgia and its impact on her personal faith. She also explores the contributions that mothers, sisters, wives, and daughters have made to serve God and further His kingdom. With warmth and humor she offers time-tested counsel that will uplift and guide. Hardcover.
Come, sip a glass of sweet tea and sit for a spell with Ronda on the porch swing as she tells you stories of happiness and heartache, friends and family, and a faith thats strong enough to handle anything life throws your way. As Ronda shares, Southerners dont just talk about God, they have a kitchen-table faith, that feels like a comfortable, trusted neighbor who sits down and stays for a good, long visit. Its a faith you live and breathe, day-in, day-out, whether its praying to the good Lord as you sit on the porch swing or finding joy in a delicious pan of cornbread. As Ronda says, Southern faith is a faith that is plain, simple, and sturdy, that is utilitarian in practice and that fits as comfortably in the hands of Southern women as a baby, an iron skillet, a hair brush, a telephone, or a broom. From stories of moonshine and revivals, Sunday dinners and new Easter outfits, prayers answered and griefs shared, youll discover a faith that supports you when the trials and heartaches of life cause you to stumble, a faith that grabs you by the elbow and steadies you on the path.
Ronda Rich, an eleventh-generation Southerner, is the bestselling author of What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should) and a popular national columnist. She speaks with Southern charm and humor at over a hundred events each year. She has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows. Ronda and her dachshund, Dixie Dew, make their home among the red clay hills of her native homeland. For more on Ronda, visit www.RondaRich.com
This book will draw one closer to the Lord. It will tickle your funny bone, it will pull at your heart. And it will bring you to your knees. It is that good.
Zell Miller, Former U.S. Senator
I truly believe in the power of prayer and I have lived my whole life on faith. This book speaks to my heart.
I have no doubt that I am alive and well today due to the fervent prayers of some wonderful Southern women. Ronda, beautifully and entertainingly, tells stories of the kind of Southern women I know. Their faith is the guiding force in their lives and they discuss it all, and I mean it all, with their Heavenly Father. Like me, I think he, too, is a softie for a Southern accent.
Jeff Foxworthy, Comedian
Faith is certainly not particular to Southern women, but a few of its revelations and reverberations are. With her right-smack-on voice and sensitivities, Ronda Rich can tell you much about the heart of the Southern woman, and why her faith is such a buoyant and living force in her life.
Anne Rivers Siddons, NYT bestselling author
Y'all, it's amazing how far faith and prayer can carry you. The Serenity Prayer carried this Southern woman to where I am today. This book is a beautiful and inspiring example of Southern women and their faith.
What Southern Women Know about Faith is the kind of book youll want to give every woman, and man, on your gift list! It is chock-full of the insights and truths about life that simply must be shared.
Cassandra King, New York Times Best-selling Author The Sunday Wife
"Using her humor, wit and wisdom, Ronda Rich depicts perfectly what it means to be a Southern woman of strength, softness and faith."
Marsha Barbour, First Lady of Mississippi
Ronda Rich, an eleventh-generation Southerner, is the bestselling author of What Southern Women Know (That Every Woman Should) and a popular national columnist, who writes weekly of the South as seen through the eyes of its people. She is directly descended from Revolutionary War, Civil War, and World War II soldiers, moonshiners, mule traders, and farmers, as well as being the daughter and granddaughter of mountain preachers who carried the gospel throughout the hills of North Georgia. She is a regular contributor to Georgia Public Television and Radio and speaks with Southern charm and humor at over a hundred events each year. She has appeared on dozens of television and radio shows. Ronda and her dachshund, Dixie Dew, make their home among the red clay hills of her native homeland where both spend a significant amount of time on the back porch.
Former journalist and NASCAR publicist Rich, a spirited speaker on the evangelical Christian circuit, has much to say on this subject. With stylish sass, Rich wants to convince her readers that Southern women of faith have a distinct edge over females living anywhere but those warmer climes. Rich shares comical asides to all of life's experiences as she declares that Southern women would never be caught dead wearing the same dress two days in a roweven at their own funeral. The author also praises her peers' ability to comfort, cajole, and even curse, using that timeless multipurpose expression, Bless her heart. Jesting aside, Rich laces every amusing chapter with the grittiness of genuine, rock-solid faith in God. Tackling such topics as praying and receiving, speaking favor into existence, binding the enemy and doing good to others, Rich's treatise on faith will afford her readers a helping, heaping dose of good old Southern hospitality. Bless her heart. (Apr.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.