Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Book Review - Help! I'm Being Intimidated by the Proverbs 31 Woman!

This book cover and title:

has been updated to this (with devotional and study material added):

Regardless, it's a good book. A really good book. It speaks the truth and is rotflol funny. (For those of you who don't know, that was rolling-on-the-floor-laughing-out-loud). Seriously, I love a book that makes me laugh out loud. And this was it. But you know what? It actually helped me. Now that is a bonus.

This is the first book I've read by Nancy Kennedy, but I sincerely hope it won't be the last. I've already got my eyes on a couple of other books by her that I'd really like to read.

Now how many of us are also intimidated by that Proverbs 31 woman? The way that chapter reads you'd think she did all of that in one day. Whew! I don't know about you, but I'm always exhausted after reading that particular chapter. Just thinking of all the things I do that don't measure up makes me - I don't know - depressed? Well, Mrs. Kennedy has taken that chapter and broken it down for us. Each chapter of her book talks about a verse of Proverbs 31 and shows us how we CAN be that woman. It just might not be in a way we originally think. We don't have to go plant cotton, pick it, spin it, weave it, and then sew it. But what about looking for the best bargains to fit our budget?

And to help one of you out (and entertain in the bargain)...

That's right! I'm giving it away! Not my copy. Are you kidding?! That book's a keeper. I might need to re-read it someday. No, you'll get your very own copy, brand-new from me. Here's how:

Leave me a comment telling me what verse in Proverbs 31 you believe is the hardest for you to achieve. Which characteristic of that woman, do you find personally challenging to you? To get it started I'll tell you mine.

Proverbs 31:15 She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household, and a portion to her maidens.

Yep, that's right. I would much rather sleep in than get up. Definitely a night owl over here. In fact, it's just been in the last year that I've risen to the challenge of getting up with an alarm. (pun intended) It's been hard, but I'm trying. That's not the only one I need to work on, but I figure to keep it short. No need to go over the whole chapter. :)

So leave me a comment by midnight tomorrow night (that's Wednesday) with your particularly challenging verse. I will draw randomly and announce the winner Thursday. Also, let me know which one you would rather have. The original or the one with devotional and study material added.

Until next time...