Wednesday, February 2, 2011
Book Talk Thursday
Since finishing the review of "Lies Woman Believe" by Nancy Leigh DeMoss I have been thinking of what book to do next. I have decided on "Womanly Dominion[more than a gentle and quiet spirit]" by Mark Chanski. I read this book last year by myself and am now rereading it with some friends from church. We meet once a month to discuss the book and for some sweet fellowship. I really look forward to it.
The author first wrote "Manly Dominion" before he was asked to write a book for the women. The challenge is the same in both books: to subdue and rule. In the introduction he gives examples of women who had a very gentle and quiet spirit (1 Peter 3:4) and strength as well (Proverbs 31:17,25). He exposes the false stereotype of a Christian woman being a "helpless and frail mouse, who passively shades herself under the parasol of her soft femininity, and adoringly waits for her husband to do all the lifting" (page 13). The rest of the book is devoted to how a woman is to subdue and rule in the various areas of her life.
I hope you will join me here each Thursday as I share more about this powerful book. I would love for you to read along with me. If you do, please let me know so I can send you the outline and study questions we use for our book club. It would be fun to share our thoughts.
"And God created man in His image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. And God blessed them; and God said to them, "Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth." Genesis 1:27-28
Are you ready for the challenge to subdue and rule?