Thursday, September 23, 2010

Review: God and Sex

God and Sex
What the Bible Really Says
by Michael Coogan

God and Sex is supposed to be about what the Bible really says about Sex.  I found this book offensive, not for the subject matter but for the way it mocks Christianity.  I do not think this book at all portrays what the Bible really says about anything.

I was provided a free copy of this book for the purposes of review, the opinions expressed are my own.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Voices of the True Woman Movement Part 1

Voices of the True Woman Movement

Foundations of True Womanhood 
The Ultimate Meaning of True Womanhood by Pastor John Piper

Pastor Piper started chapter one with clarifying from the Word of God the ultimate meaning of true womanhood.  He explained a little of what true womanhood is not.  I have heard Pastor Piper say before that "wimpy theology makes wimpy women".  I agree.  Understanding our Heavenly Father and what He wants for us will enable us to be strong women.  Pastor Piper gives several examples of women who are examples of true womanhood.  He explains some Biblical outlines for a true woman.  I enjoyed that Pastor Piper included a section dedicated to married women and single women, letting them know that God has a role for both and both are very important bringing glory to Christ.

So far this is a good book and an encouraging start.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Beyond Opinion

I am reading Beyond Opinion and I really like it so far, some of it is a little deep and mind stretching a bit more than I am used to, I am still around though :)  I have read a couple other books in the mean time and need to get a few more reviews up.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Review: Wild Things

Wild Things
The Art of Nurturing Boys
Stephen James and David Thomas

Wild Things is about boys and a little about men too.  It is a book that helps parents, mothers in particular, to understand their little and big guys.  Mr. James and Mr. Thomas explain The Way of a Boy, The Mind of a Boy, and The Heart of a Boy.  They are therapists working with men and boys as well as dads to boys.  The style of writing is engaging and the book is full of funny stories.  

Wild Things should be a must read for parents of boys, I enjoyed it that much.  In a time where our society try and make men irrelevant and boys behave like girls there could be no better time to get this book.  I loved the insight these men provided to me as a mom and wife. At the end of each chapter there are tips to summarize ways to love and understand your boy better. 

"The truth is, boys don't need to be tamed-they need to be understood, loved, challenged, and encouraged." ~from back cover

A helpful parenting plan to go with Wild Things.

I purchased this book from the recommendation of the M.O.B. Society.
Mothers of Boys

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

The M.O.B. Society

I was linked to a wonderful website recently. 
Mothers of Boys
The M.O.B. (Mothers Of Boys) Society, you can read about them here.  It has been very encouraging so far.  It is a blog with posts dealing with the lives of mothers of boys.