Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Why isn't a Pretty Girl like You Married? - Nancy Wilson

Why isn't a Pretty Girl like You Married?...and Other Useful Comments by Nancy Wilson
Canon Press 2010

Rating: 8
Readability: 8
Impact: Hopefully high!

Read it Again: Yes
Recommend it: Yes

What to Expect

Short, direct chapters on living in a Christian community as an unmarried woman.

Covers a variety of points on life in general, our relationship to our current families and our relationships with our brothers and sisters in Christ.

...all inside a very cute cover!

My Squib

I felt like Why isn't a Pretty Girl like You Married? was less polished and perhaps slightly brash/blunt compared to Building Her House, but still thoroughly amazing. (If that makes any sense. ;-)

Very readable and packed with things us girls need to hear! And not just girls of marriageable age. I feel like the title might steer younger (or self-conscious) girls away from it, but this should be a must read for girls leaving highschool.

It points back over and over again to the point of our existence.
To glorify God.
Being an unmarried female does not change this goal or give us slack...or make us inferior or less productive in the kingdom.

From the Book

After all, our heavenly Father is king of the universe. We can live as though we really believe this. We can bring honor and glory to HIs name by the way we embrace His truth, His goodness, and His beauty. We can adorn the gospel with our holy conduct. We can walk worthy of the calling we have received. In this way, women, whether married or unmarried, can be cornerstones, reflecting the glory of the chief cornerstone, Jesus Christ Himself.

Very good book! If you've read it, I'd love to hear your impression. If not, and this is at all applicable to your stage of life, I highly recommend it. :-)

Thanks for reading.
Miss Pickwickian

BTW...Do you all know Inception came out today!!!!!!!!! Happiness!


Esmeralda Gatsby said...

I've been wanting to read this.
We just got a bunch in at Exodus.... lol :)
IT DOES?????? I'm so buying it. Right now. :)

Ellen said...

this sounds really good!!