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Paperback Let Me Be a Woman Book

ISBN: 0842321616

ISBN13: 9780842321617

Let Me Be a Woman

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"In order to learn what it means to be a woman, we must start with the One who made her." Working from Scripture, well-known speaker and author Elisabeth Elliot shares her observations and experiences in a number of essays on what it means to be a Christian woman, whether single, married, or widowed. Available in trade softcover and as a Living Book.

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Must read!

I loved the context of this book, I reference it often and will give to each of my daughters at appropriate time.

Embracing being female

Starting my teen years in the early 1970s, I was confused about what it truly means to be a woman as God planned. The women around me were unduly influenced by the failed "Equal Rights Amendment" and other cultural phenomenons of the time. I only saw how to be feminist, rather than embracing being female. Elisabeth Elliot writes about God's intentions for women. I learned that being a woman - and being feminine - is not about being weak, but being strong and confident. I believe that women have lived for so long listening to cultural messages that we need to be like men that we don't know how to be content as women - how to embrace being female. The short book was written for Elisabeth's daughter in preparation for marriage. It is about being a wife, but also encompasses how to be a whole woman in any season of life. Elisabeth writes with such love and joy and peace that it is contagious. This book far exceeded my expectations.

Good Read

I thought that this book was very good. I know in today's society this book would be considered too traditional and conservational but it helped me realized that its great that God made me a woman. I would recommend this book for single to married woman. Just because your single doesn't mean its of no use to you. It can help you in the long run. Elisabeth Elliot offers good advice about feminity. I espeically like how she first starts off with "Whose Am I," instead of Who Am I. I also likes how she explains the gift of singleness and marriage. I especially like these two quotes from her book. "You will be pouring yourself out for the hungry and it will assummed that you are a well spring of water whose waters fail not and there will be times when you are tired of that pouring out. Your step father told a lady who came to him distraught with all that was expected of her."I work my fingers to the bone for this church and what kind of thanks do I get?" she wailed. "Well," he said, "What kind of thanks did you expect?"" "The one who sails the boat obeys the rules of sailing. A ship tacking against the wind moves deviously, but when she runs with a strong tide or a following wind and they become her own. She is doing what she was made for. She is not free by disobeying the rules but by obeying them." Many times when we go against God's word we trap ourselves in shame and sin. But when we follow God's word we are free to be all that God wanted us to be. Its not about me but about God.

A life in God's plan

Written to her daughter upon marriage, Let Me Be A Women is full of short thoughts about the meaning of femininity and being secure in God's calling for you. The first time I had read this I was a young teen and found the book a little hard to understand as it's written is such short, personal thoughts. This summer a few women and I did a study with this book and each found it to be so full of truth (whether we wanted to agree with it or not) and it made me reflect upon my own life. God predestined me to be a woman. This is His plan for me and it's not inferior to men, but just a different job. This book helped me embrace the differences and begin embracing God's unique plan for my life!

A Refreshing Reminder Of Woman's Creation & Role

In an age when women, especially women in the church, search, flounder, and grow frustrated with discovering who God created us to be, the role He is requiring of us, and how we are to relate to men, especially our spouses, this book gives direction in a manner neither oppressive nor offensive. Elisabeth Elliot, through loving letters to her daughter, allows us the opportunity to find the heart of our Creator in a way that inspires and plants desire within us. I came away from reading this book with a fresh longing to be all - nothing less and nothing more - than my God designed me to be. I encourage every Christian woman, whether 12 or 99 years of age, to read this book and allow Elisabeth Elliot's knowledge of the Word to shape who you are in Christ.
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