Sunday, September 12, 2010
Moody Publishers, 2010
Source: Received a free ebook via Netgalley
Summary: Guidance on how to embrace God's design for you as a woman. Includes insight into singlehood, married life, friendships, and ministry.
Thoughts: I requested this back in May so I can't remember what specifically about it attracted me. I think the title is interesting because I only call my earthly father "daddy." But why wouldn't I? He loves me far beyond what any human can. I think I was held back by the fact that Father seems more respectful and I want to be respectful to the Lord. I'm rethinking that position now but it still makes me feel a little rude to think of Him as my daddy.
On to the actual content: my favorite part of these kinds of books is always the personal content and I wish this had contained more. She does provide several examples and they're well-balanced with scripture and analysis. I just prefer more stories from real-life.
My favorite part was Bunting's rejection of women being blamed for sin. Yes, Eve sinned in the garden by listening to the snake but Mary carried and gave birth to Jesus, our Savior thus wiping out that sin. I also liked how she didn't just say women should be in the house but recognized the valuable contributions we can make to the economy and our family's finances.
Overall: Nothing new or groundbreaking but useful guidance and very readable.
Cover: It's always hard for me to evaluate netgalley covers because covers can look different online than in person but this one is okay.