No Little Women
I really enjoyed Aimee Byrd's previous book, 'Housewife Theologian' and I'm looking forward to diving into this one. I believe this subject, of women and theology, is so important, and I'm happy to see more books about it.
Goodreads says here:
"Why are so many well-intentioned women falling for poor or even false theology? The Devil has been effectively targeting women from the beginning, so why are they often left to fend for themselves in so-called women's ministries?
Strengthening women in the church strengthens the whole church. Cultivating resolved, competent women equips them to fulfill their calling as Christ's disciples and men's essential allies.
Writing to concerned women and church officers, Aimee Byrd pinpoints the problem, especially the commodification of women's ministry. Aimee answers the hot-button issues: How can women grow in discernment? How should pastors preach to women? What are our roles within the church and points us in the direction of a multifaceted solution."
'Jane Eyre' by Charlotte Bronte is one of my all time favorite novels and I've been wanting to read her others books.
I'm looking forward to this novel because I've heard the main character Lucy Snowe is an introvert. As an introvert myself, it's always nice to read novels with a character with a similar deposition.
Amazon describes it here:
"With neither friends nor family, Lucy Snowe sets sail from England to find employment in a girls' boarding school in the small town of Villette.
There she struggles to retain her self-possession in the face of unruly pupils, an initially suspicious headmaster, and her own complex feelings, first for the school's English doctor and then for the dictatorial professor Paul Emmanuel.
Drawing on her own deeply unhappy experiences as a governess in Brussels, Charlotte Brontë's last and most autobiographical novel is a powerfully moving study of isolation and the pain of unrequited love."
I've always been interested in church history but a bit intimidated by large books on the subject. I was excited to find this one which is a brief history of the last twenty centuries.
Goodreads says here:
"Church history is important because it shows us how God's faithful dealings with His people in the Bible continue in the ongoing life and work of Christ in our world.
If you have ever wished for a short book highlighting church history's most important events that will enlighten your mind and peak your interest, this is the one you've been waiting for.
Three prolific church historians collaborate their efforts in Church History 101 to present you with a quick read of church history's high points."
I've been wanting to read this one for awhile now. George Mueller is someone who trusted God to provide all his needs while running an orphanage in 19th century England.
Goodreads says here of his book:
"When George Mueller could not get it out of his mind to open a house for orphans in late 1835, he purposed to do so "that God might be magnified by the fact that the orphans under my care are provided with all they need, only by prayer and faith."
For over sixty years George Mueller wrote down the details of the Lord's provision. Thousands of orphans depended on Mueller, and Mueller, in turn, depended solely on the Lord.
Prayer is an urgent matter that always yields crucial results. Through his narrative account, Mueller reveals how powerful and spiritually rewarding prayer can be in your life."
I've seen this memoir around Christian blogging circles and it sounds very interesting. So I'm going to give it a go. I'm just waiting for it to come into my local library. : )
Here's a bit of how Goodreads describes it:
"From a former Marine and Yale Law School Graduate, a poignant account of growing up in a poor Appalachian town, that offers a broader, probing look at the struggles of America’s white working class.
Part memoir, part historical and social analysis, J. D. Vance’s Hillbilly Elegy is a fascinating consideration of class, culture, and the American dream."