Do you want to broaden your world? Feel more, know more people, go more places? Honey for a Woman's Heart is written for busy women who want a wider worldview and stimulus for intellectual and emotional growth. Gladys Hunt guides you through the maze of books, helps you select good books to read and discover the joy that comes from stimulating your mind. Includes the "best of" books in genres of fiction, non-fiction, poetry, spirituality, as well as clues to how to enjoy the best of all books, the Bible.
Vibrates with encouragement for women who want to explore and enjoy the world of booksGladys Hunt, long-time advocate of reading and author of the cherished Honey for a Childs Heart, has written this new book for busy women who want a wider worldview and stimulus for intellectual and emotional growth. Honey for a Womans Heart explores:* The wonder of words, language, and reading* What good books offer thoughtful readers* What makes a good book* The value of reading fiction* Best books in genres of fiction, nonfiction, spirituality, and poetry* How to enjoy the best of books: the Bible* The pleasure of sharing books with others* Something for everyone, no matter what age or reading experience* Recommendations for over 500 books to enjoyPleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24
Gladys Hunt was a well-known author and speaker. Her books include Honey for a Womans Heart, Honey for a Teens Heart, and Honey for a Childs Heart (revised edition). She also wrote numerous Bible study guides for the Fisherman and Lifeguide series. She lived with her husband, Keith, in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
The author of the parenting staple Honey for a Child's Heart expands her role
to become a chatty adviser for Christian women interested in exploring the
literary world. Hunt's passion for books is infectious as she discourses on a
broad range of issues from "Why Read?" to the classics, genre fiction,
nonfiction, book groups, poetry, the Bible, making time to read and a host of
related topics. As well as listing her choices for best books in each of the
categories she discusses, Hunt adds recommendations from outside sources
(including editors, housewives, librarians and Mitford maven Jan Karon), which
are boxed on the pages. The resulting compilation of titles resembles a list
one might obtain from a well-read book group. Hunt also tackles some of the
touchier issues for conservative Christian readers, such as the value of
reading selected books that contain profanity and sexual situations. There's
homespun wisdom ("It's a good rule to never pronounce judgments on books you
haven't read"), as well as moral commentary (Hunt calls Snow Falling on Cedars
"beautifully written, but with some unnecessary sexual scenes"). Interspersed
throughout the text are her effusive accolades such as "My all-time favorite"
or "that title is the best!" Hunt's gushy asides are easily pardoned because
they're just one part of her unbridled enthusiasm. It's a satisfyingly
eclectic mix for book junkies, which doubles as an introduction to reading for
the reluctant reader. "The right thing said in the right way, ah, that's the
delight of good books," writes Hunt. There's much to delight in here. (Jan.)
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