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Let Me Be a Woman Paperback – October 1, 1999
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I don't believe Elizabeth meant:
1) "Woman for Man,... or Woman for God?" As this issue, I think one has to look over the whole book, the systematic way, instead of just one chapter or one sentence, just like how we should read and interpret God's Words. As for whom women belong to, the author made it quite clear in Chapter 2 & 3.
2) Also, I read this book many times, but don't personally get "its underlying assumption is that our purpose is simply to marry and reproduce and be good wives and mothers."(quote from the previous review). That was never my impression. Actually, my impression is that she's a woman of God, who loves God, pursues God, and submits her will to God. The author herself has been single for most of her life time.
3) If you read "Passion & Purity", you get to know her own love story with Jim Elliot, her first husband. Marriage has never been priority #1 in her life. Instead, it's God's will. She was willing to sacrifice her heart's deepest desire to God's will as they were dating... Isn't that exactly what God wants every of His followers to do, to imitate Jesus, "Not my will but Yours be done", to surrender, to submit...only then He can start His beautiful, mysterious, but magnificently glorious transforming work in us??
4) I'm single and I think it's always encouraging and reassuring to me whenever I pick it up to browse. I got it in 2002 and the book shines new insights to life as I grew as one of His followers, namely, a Christian.Read more ›
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i love this book. it has short little "chapters" that are easy to read, but so full of wisdom and causes me to think about what I'm doing and what I need to work on. Read morePublished 4 days ago by C. J. Stark
Very well written and some very interesting thoughts on being a woman that are still very much relevant in this day and age.Published 15 days ago by Patti-Ann Kubacki
Age Appropriate For: 15 and up (some marital themes and matter best for older readers)
Best for Ages: 15 and up
Elisabeth Elliot is an incredible woman whom I have... Read more
Elisabeth Elliot has always been my favourite author. It is such a wonderful read for me as a first-gen Christian, I do not have the privilege of having a Christian mother's advice... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
Very short, meaty, genteel chapters written by a woman who can clearly be both meek and ladylike while demonstrating great strength, whit, humility, and intelligence. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
Excellent words of advise spoken through a mother's loving heart. Wish I had such wisdom 30 years ago!Published 3 months ago by Melanie McNabb