A Woman After God's Own Heart Paperback – 1 Jul 2006
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About the Author
Elizabeth George, whose books have sold more than 7 million copies, is the author of A Woman After God's Own Heart (more than 1 million copies sold) and Breaking the Worry...Habit Forever! She's also a popular speaker at Christian women's events. Elizabeth and her husband, Jim, are parents and grandparents, and have been active in ministry for more than 30 years.
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Top Customer Reviews
This book can be very frustrating at times but the content is spot on and very challenging. It really made think - and continued to prompt me long after I had read it.
I have lent this book to many of my friends and all have found it challenging and very rewarding.
I recommend this book to any Christian woman who is trying to be the best that she can be.
Essentially 'A Woman After God's Own Heart' is a Christian book detailing the ideal Christian woman's approach to life, a very enjoyable and refreshing change from the modern go-getting, high productivity style of self improvement book.
"Elizabeth George" proffers advice and help for many areas of your life, focussing on your spiritual needs (she explains that this is the most important area, if you can get this part right then often the rest will follow), then your husband, children, your home, yourself and finally your ministry.
Very readable throughout, the author writes in a very pleasing style and you do not feel that she is preaching to you, just leading you gently in the right direction. As expected there are many scriptural references, all very helpful in your search for a better life filled with peace and joy.
Give it a try ... it could do you a lot of good.
George poses some questions which not only women but men, teenagers and children should ask themselves. For instance she asks `Is there a difference in the tone of your voice you reserve for your friends and the one you use with your family?' And again she encourages one to `eliminate idleness' by identifying `time robbers' and thus have more time to `help you buy back time for watching and working in your precious home.' Amongst the `time robbers' are:
* Inadequate personal planning
* Interruptions by people without appointments - she does point out that children are not interruptions!
* Unclear priorities
* Reading junk mail (I do this not to waste time but to bring me a smile!)
* Lack of concern for good time management (I am a person not a robot)
And George goes on to ask `which robber will you corral this week as you become a more alert, better watcher over your home?'
I find the language she uses and her style of writing very `American' and not very sympathetic to a woman striving to do her best for her husband and her family. I have to admit that some of her ideas and suggestions have merit but because of the dislike I have for her tone, I tend to disregard what she says. I have attempted to read `A Woman after God's Own Heart' three times but without success. I am afraid George is not for me.
Review by Shirleyanne Seel.
If your lady loves reading books, look no further, this is the to a ideal present for a woman who is some one special to you.
I gave this to my loving wife and she love it and been enjoyed reading it again and again. (i think its her 4th times now)
I'm sorry to say I bought this book based on the 5 star reviews and am wondering how it could have got that high a score. My reaction when I read it was there is not much impression of writing from experience and I got the distinct impression of being preached to not guided. I will not be recommending the book to my friends.
I am writing this as a full-time mother of 3 boys...
I have given it 2 stars as there are some good and valid points in it but the rest is only any good if you want to spend your life at the beck and call of your children and husband, feels to me very much set in the '50s where you should have supper on the table for your husband the moment he walks through the door, and your children being quiet (!!!!) and playing nicely so they don't disturb his peace....heaven forbid he should actually take an active part in parenting.... and don't let YOUR friends come round or phone when it imposes on your husband's time at home... and for sure none of your kids' friends should still be there when your husband comes home.
So basically I'm stuffed!... I'm very involved at church and my husband supports this. I couldn't do any of what I do if i had to be a 1950's woman. And where is the author's personal experience of this.... the books that mean the most to me are ones where the author is writing from experience...ie I would highly recommend anything by Lisa Bevere.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really a good book would recommend to women starting out their Christian walk and also to seasoned Christians needing to reignite their passion for the LordPublished 8 months ago by Gugu
Book arrived on time and looks like New. Great book, great author!! Loving it...Published 15 months ago by Iza
Thought provoking but simple. A great book for any woman to read and ponder on. Gods love in us can truly shine through.Published on 4 Jun. 2014 by Joanne Lloyd
I think every woman should read this book - more than once! i have found it of great value and easy to relate to, she doesnt complicate the matter.Published on 9 Feb. 2014 by jeanette neil
Amazing book! This book has really changed my vision and encouraged my walk with Christ. Cried whilst reading at some parts. AmazingPublished on 26 Jan. 2014 by helen ovieghara
I confess this was my own fault - I thought I was buying something by the Crime Novelist Elizabeth George at speed for my mother in law and nearly had kittens when this turned up... Read morePublished on 28 Dec. 2012 by BOOK RAVEN