As a Christian, I long to be a woman of God. What does this mean? Should a Godly woman stand up for her rights? Where does feminism come in when serving God, or does it at all?
This book looks very encouraging and I'm looking forward to reading it soon.
Goodreads says of it here:
"Many Christian women wouldn't identify themselves as "feminists." However, according to Courtney Reissig, we've all been influenced by the feminist movement in profound ways, unconsciously reflecting our culture's notions about what it means to be a woman.
Helping readers navigate a wise path in the midst of a confused world, this book chronicles the journey of a wife, mom, and successful writer as she recounts her journey from "accidental feminism" to a biblical view of womanhood. Filled with wise insights related to relationships, body image, and women's roles in the home and the church, this thought-provoking book will help Christian women carefully consider these important issues."
'Pride and Prejudice' is one of the few novels I've read more than once, and when I saw this beautifully illustrated version, I decided it was time to read it again. : )
The 'Book Depository' website says of the book:
"A beguiling and modern illustrated edition of a classic tale.
The Classics Reimagined series is a library of stunning collector's editions of classic novels illustrated by contemporary artists from around the world.
Each artist offers his or her own unique, visual interpretation of the most well-loved, widely read, and avidly collected literature from renowned authors. From Grimm's Fairy Tales to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and from Edgar Allen Poe to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, art lovers and book collectors alike will not be able to resist owning the whole collection.
Enjoy Jane Austen's witty novel of love and misunderstanding as you've never seen it before! Alice Pattullo's colorful interpretation of Pride and Prejudice follows the romantic adventures of Bennett sisters, Mr. Bingley and his dour friend Mr. Darcy. Her folkloric, multi-faceted images, breathe new life into this engaging romantic novel, making it a collectible for book and art lovers every where."
I am so excited to get this book! I'm a visual learner and these kinds of books are often rare to find. It comes out this April.
Tim Challies says of his book here:
"We live in a visual culture. Today, people increasingly rely upon visuals to help them understand new and difficult concepts. The rise and popularity of the Internet infographic has given us a new way to convey data, concepts, and ideas.
But the visual portrayal of truth is not a novel idea.
God himself used visuals to teach truth to his people. If you have ever considered the different elements within the Old Testament tabernacle or temple you know that each element was a visual representation of a greater truth. The sacrificial system and later the cross were also meant to be visual—visual theology."
I've loved all the novels I've read in Nancy Moser's 'Women of History' series, 'Just Jane' (Jane Austen), 'Washington's Lady' (Martha Washington) and 'How Do I Love Thee' (Elizabeth Barrett Browning).
Now I'm looking forward to reading this final one about Mozart's sister, Nannerl.
The author says of the book on her website:
"In 1763, 11-year-old Nannerl Mozart performed before the crowned heads of Europe with her younger brother, Wolfgang.
But behind the glamour lurked dark difficulties-the hardship of travel, agonizing bouts of illness, and the constant concern over money. Their father, Leopold, is driven by a desire to bring his son's genius to the attention of the world.
But what about Nannerl? Was she not just as talented? In a time where women's choices are limited, what hope did she have of ever realizing her own dreams?"
The Things of Earth
How do we enjoy the gifts God has given, without becoming idolatrous? I admit I've struggled with this. Sometimes feeling guilt for the things I have and other times feeling guilt for not being thankful!
I'm looking forward to some good advice from this book.
Amazon says of it here:
"Ice-cold lemonade. The laughter of children. College football. Scrambled eggs and crispy bacon. But what happens to these earthly pleasures when Jesus shows up? Do the things of earth grow strangely dim? Or does he shine in all that's fair?
In this book, Joe Rigney offers a breath of fresh air to Christians who are burdened by false standards, impossible expectations, and misguided notions of holiness.
Steering a middle course between idolatry on the one hand and ingratitude on the other, this much-needed book reminds us that every good gift comes from the Father's hand, that God's blessings should drive us to worship and generosity, and that a passion for God's glory is as wide as the world."