Thursday, July 1, 2010

New Book..

..For my book group.

I am still reading The Time Traveler's Wife.
For our book group that meets on Fridays we have finished Crazy Love, which is a great book. The author and I do not agree on some things about Christianity but the bottom line of the book is wonderful! A great read, just be sure to have your Bible handy while reading it.

My book group is now reading Captivating by John and Stasi Eldredge. The subtitle to this book is Unveiling the Mystery of a Woman's Soul. (There is a companion book for men called Wild at Heart.) We will be discussing chapter 2 tomorrow so we are not too far in to it but it is interesting so far.

I think sometimes as women we feel "beneath" men or God or creation or whatever that we forget how important we are and this book seems to be great at helping women remember that they are important.

The first chapter talked about how a woman wants 3 things:
  1. To Be Romanced
  2. To Have An Irreplaceable Role in a Great Adventure
  3. A Beauty to Unveil
The second chapter talks about Eve and beauty. Here is a paragraph I enjoyed:

Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Stop for a moment and let that sink in. We're so use to evaluating everything (and everyone) by their usefulness that this thought will take a minute or two to begin to dawn on us. Nature is not primarily functional. It is primarily beautiful. Which is to say, beauty is in and of itself a great and glorious good, something we need in large and daily doses (for our God has seen fit to arrange this). Nature at the height of its glory shouts, Beauty is Essential! revealing that Beauty is the essence of God. The whole world is full of His glory.

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