- Paperback: 92 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (April 30, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499311788
- ISBN-13: 978-1499311785
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (38 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #782,293 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Home-Making Paperback – April 30, 2014
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J.R. Miller, a Professor in the Department of History at the University of Saskatchewan, is the author of many books and articles on Canadian history, including "Skyscrapers Hide the Heavens: A History of Indian/ White Relations in Canada "(University of Toronto Press). --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
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Written in the 1880's, this book illumines the poetic life of the family.
Would it be controversial, if published now? Absolutely. It devalues autonomy, assumes the existence of absolutes, and certainly leads the reader to think that real poetry in life is found through surrendering autonomy and embracing your husband, wife, children, brother, sister.
It's classic romance, but without fluff. The level of prose transcends anything published these days -- be ready to enjoy the english language at its finest.
And be ready for a truly refreshing introduction to life as we should know it. Less harried, less materialistic, less self-introspective, and more appreciative of the things that give life meaning -- the people directly around us.
This book teaches brothers how to care for sisters, and vice-versa. It teaches wives how to help their husbands become their best, and how men can bring out every facet of their wives' beauty. It even gives parents perspective in dealing with the loss of a child. This is not pop-psychology.
This is wisdom.
Home-Life; Religion in the Home; Home Memories. Each chapter deals with a different person in the home...one excerpt says, "In home-making each member of the family has a part, and the fullest happiness and blessedness of the home can be attained only when each one's part is faithfully fulfilled. If any one member of the family fails in love or duty, the failure mars the whole household life, just as one discordant voice in a company of singers spoils the music, though all the others sing in perfect accord." It's an amazingly awesome book and is written in 19th century poetic style, making it very enjoyable to read! I was extremely impressed, as was my husband. The wisdom within the pages of this book are priceless and what's amazing, is that it is still relevent for today! However, it does raise the bar and will challenge everyone within the family. (It really zones in on how to treat one another) It's not too demanding, but very scriptural, the same standards that are in the Word of God. It will inspire you moms, and will show you the eternal value of raising your children...it's uplifting and made me (as a mom) feel like I'm doing a more worthy job than leading a corporation,
or being the Queen of England! I only wish I had read this book 15 years earlier, when my kids were very little.
The other thing I do NOT like, there is no index or page numbers. This looks like it was produced for electronic usage. However wrote the new version, did a poor job.