Sunday, December 30, 2007
I recently finished reading Feminine Appeal: Seven Virtues of a Godly Wife and Mother, by Carolyn Mahaney. Mahaney's writing cuts through the confusion surrounding men's and women's roles, and, with great clarity, paints a beautiful picture of what God intends for women to be. She writes in depth about a passage in the Bible, Titus chapter two, which lists seven virtues of a godly woman, virtues in which women are to be trained: loving their husbands, loving their children, self-control, purity, working in the home, kindness, and submission. Mahaney examines each virtue, sharing real life stories and drawing out fresh applications. The bottom line of each virtue, as Mahaney writes, is to make the Gospel, the message of Jesus Christ, attractive to those who do not believe. A great book on an important topic.