Sarah's Book Reviews

Go over to Sarah's blog where she has written some great book reviews.  I hope you will want to read a book you hadn't thought about before, or if it has been on your "to read" list you will go ahead and read it now.

Becoming a Woman of Excellence  is a great Bible study and Sarah has a wonderful review for you...check it out or do it as a study with some friends, always a great way to read and study.  
You will learn the definition of excellence, discretion, and look at what it means to have a "gentle and quiet spirit."  You will read about Ruth, the Proverbs 31 woman, Esther and Mary, the mother of Jesus, great examples of excellent women.

 Another superb book and review is Discipline: The Glad Surrender by Elisabeth Elliot.
Learn about the disciplines of the: 
body 
mind 
place (honoring others) 
time 
possessions 
work 
feelings

"When discipline becomes a glad surrender, 'Every day, we experience something of the death of Jesus, so that we may also know the power of the life of Jesus in these bodies of ours.'" (Cor. 4:10)

The Beauty of Modesty, there is so much in this book, you will definitely want this on your reading list if you have daughters, or know any girls.  Modesty isn't just for girls, our ladies and women do not know how to dress in this modern age.  

Mothers are not being examples, and Fathers seem to not care about what their daughters wear, or he just doesn't want her to be upset with him, all for the sake of "fashion," or "keeping the peace."   So sad when fathers allow their daughters to, in some instances, wear what prostitutes would wear.  

What do they wear indeed?  Tight clothing, too short shorts, skirts, and dresses, see-through clothing, clothes hanging off shoulders, or one-shouldered, shirts which show all kinds of cleavage, whether when you are standing or leaning over.  Then, ohmigoodness, bikinis!  Would you allow your daughters to wear their underwear to the pool or the beach?  Most underwear has more coverage than bikinis, something to think about...

We wonder why rapes are up, why infidelity is at a high, even within the church, and "cougars," that is, older women trying to look like their daughters, are prevalent everywhere you look.  There will always be evil people out there and no, we can't prevent everything with our dress, but it is a problem.  We must protect ourselves, and we can do that, to some degree, with our dress, as well as protect those around us, all men, other women's husbands, and yes, even young boys.  

Another great book to understanding modesty is Secret Keeper: The Delicate Power of Modesty by Dannah Gresh.  A great resource.

These were my added comments on modesty, not what was in the book.  God has showed and revealed much to my girls and myself in the past years, and I am so thankful He has, because I did not always understand the importance of modesty as I do now.  It is a condition of the heart, a heart attitude; what we wear internally is what people see externally.

Let me know you jumped on over, and share a comment with Sarah as well.  We LOVE to hear from you, have I already said that? :)  Pass on to others who would benefit from these wonderful books.

Always Experiencing Him,
Jody

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