Thursday, November 19, 2009

Passionate Housewives: a book reccomendation

This past week I have been reading Passionate Housewives Desperate for God by Jennie Chancey and Stacy McDonald (Available online through Vision Forum).

I was first interested in it because of the interesting title and because I have been interested in reading something of Mrs. Chancey's. Although I've seen her featured in Return of the Daughters, and read one of the books she has edited, I haven't read anything she has written yet. And I must say that after reading this book I really enjoyed and was convicted by what she had to say.

I was also interested in the questions that this book addresses about Biblical womanhood and feminism.
And even though I'm not a wife and mother, I found several parts of the book to be helpful and encouraging. Not only for the future but even things I can be working on for now. Honestly, it was a bit more than can fit in one post, but here is a quote that I love from the book,

"You see, homemaking isn't about the house itself or the things it contains.
Being keepers at home is about focusing upon the Lord in all the everydayness so that our houses become centers of hospitality, forgiveness, training, business, welfare, charity, shared mourning and celebration, and-oh, yes-lots of tracked-in mud, crumbs under the chairs,
and everything else that goes with human beings.
We must not lose sight of the fact that our homes are God-given tools to bless other.
They aren't the end goal; they are simply, one of the means to the end.
And what is the end? Dying to self, laying down our lives, serving others that
Christ may grow His kingdom and transform the world and ourselves as we do things His way."
Any thoughts or helpful, encouraging books that you would reccommend?


Anna Mc. said...

I like the cover of that book. I really like that quote. Thanks for sharing!

in company with sparkles said...

I've been wanting to read this for quite awhile, so thank you for the added incentive! =)


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