|The Fruit of Her Hands
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Three books down! I’m sort of embarrassed about this one. Because I was reading it online, I didn’t realize I only had two pages left! Still, I’m enjoying the sense of completion.
This is a great all-around Christian women’s book. Though a lot of the book deals with the issues surrounding marriage and motherhood, there were some words of wisdom for women in general.
I was surprised that my favorite part was actually the odd assortment in the last chapter, which was titled Leftovers. Wilson tackled the proper handling of criticism, widowhood, honoring parents, and a brief Christian perspective on the nature of the wedding ceremony. Here is a quote from the latter:
The wedding is a beautifully decorated doorway into a house. The substance is found beyond the doorway in the house, which is the marriage relationship of husband and wife. Keeping this simple but important distinction is a protection from becoming too distracted and mesmerized by the doorway.
Most couples today assume they can make all the decisions, and paying for it is all Dad’s problem. This is not honoring father and mother.
In all: this is a good, solid book in the Christian living genre. Recommended.
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