Sunday, February 27, 2005
Here's a post I wrote this afternoon.
I feel like I need to add something to the bar on the left; a list of books I've read lately and enjoyed. There are four books in particular that have helped shape the way I've looked at the biblical view of motherhood, and I would suggest any girl/women readers I have go and read them! I'm may not agree with each book word for word, but the ideas and scripture presented in each one were eye opening for me.
One I happened to come across at a Salvation Army (although I don't think it was chance!), called Where Have All the Mothers Gone? by Brenda Hunter. This got me thinking, and examining myself. I was so surprised (and delighted!) to see that the desire to be a mother wasn't just a feeling I had chanced upon, but that God has put it there.
The second one is called The Way Home, by Mary Pride. This book is great, the subtitle on the front is Beyond Feminism and Back to Reality. Amen! More on motherhood and the role of a biblical wife.
The third is called Passion and Purity, by Elizabeth Elliot. This book deals with handing your life completely to God. My assumption had been that it was in God's plan for me to marry, but I realized my focus was on completely the wrong things. Instead of dwelling on that, being impatient, and becoming disillusioned when my wants don't become fulfilled, I need to focus on God! He'll take care of all of the details. I found this book at a flea market in AL, in a box full of random books.
The fourth and the most recent, is called Authentic Beauty, by Leslie Ludy. This book was along the lines of Passion and Purity, except it is very recent, and brings some different examples into play. Some of the examples were almost shocking; I knew these sorts of perversions existed, but I had no idea of what goes on in most schools, I must warn you that younger readers should not read this book without supervision. There is an age where one becomes aware of the evils of this world, but it is not to be approached alone, especially at a young age.
[edit: Isn't that dumb? I'm contradicting myself!]
I am so thankful that these books all have come into my possession. I hope that you get a chance to read them, and that they will be as much a blessing to you as they have been to me.
[edit: This post was very lame so I changed it. What a weird mood I was in.]