Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
The Way Home: Beyond Femi... has been added to your Cart
FREE Shipping on orders over $25.
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: Solid copy. Pages are clean with exception of name label on the inside cover. Binding good.
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 3 images

The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality Paperback – October 21, 2010

3.8 out of 5 stars 55 customer reviews

See all 5 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$12.99
$9.27 $2.56

Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst
Uninvited
The popular new release from Lysa TerKeurst. Learn more
$12.99 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover

Frequently Bought Together

  • The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality
  • +
  • The Hidden Art of Homemaking
Total price: $24.01
Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Mary Pride entered the working world at age 15, as a bookkeeper. Paying her own way through college, she earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and a Master's degree in Computer Systems Engineering. Later, she studied theology at Covenant Seminary in St. Louis, Missouri. Before she became a Christian in 1977, Mrs. Pride had been active as a radical feminist. From her experience as an insider at the very beginning of the modern feminist movement, she shares a clear assessment of the shortcomings of feminism, and emphasizes the need to develop a new vision of Christian womanhood which is deeply rooted in biblical truth. At the time of writing the original edition of The Way Home, Mrs. Pride and her husband had three children. Twenty-five years later, they have nine, all professing Christians. Their family business publishes a number of books, magazines, and websites devoted to reviving authentic Christian family life.
NO_CONTENT_IN_FEATURE

The latest book club pick from Oprah
"The Underground Railroad" by Colson Whitehead is a magnificent novel chronicling a young slave's adventures as she makes a desperate bid for freedom in the antebellum South. See more

Product Details

  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 25 Anv edition (October 21, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453699309
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453699300
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.6 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (55 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #960,333 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Paperback
I was glad to find a book that offers an alternative to building a career outside the home. It is one thing to say "stay home with your family and be a homemaker" and another to actually define a fulfilling role inside the home. I spent years of schooling preparing to work outside the home, but this is the first book I have read that explains how to be fulfilled while staying in the home. Mary Pride was an engineer before she started a family. She relates to the educated woman who chooses to invest her time and talents into her family instead of a career outside the home. I appreciated the outline that she has for practical ways to do this. I felt like I was inspired to see my role at home as significant and necessary to the well being of my family and friends. Most media tells me that it doesn't make any difference whether you are at home or not. She talks about working from the home and working your career around your family, even if it means putting it on hold for other priorities. I have recommended this book to lots of people who are thinking of staying home with their children, but aren't sure they will be happy staying at home.
Comment 50 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This is an excellent book for women who desire to grow in their role as a biblical woman, wife,and mother. Mary pride writes in a way that is easy enough to read whie being thought provoking at the same time. Mrs. Pride touches on issues such as daycare, nursing homes, domestic duties,working from home, working outside the home,birth control, and modesty just to name a few. She presents each topic in light of the Bible. Her statements are not for the faint of heart as biblical Christianity challenges every fleshly desire we corrupt creatures have. At times I found myself nodding my head in agreement and at other times I found myself pouting. I had to weigh through each topic with Scripture. In the end, I came to the conclusion that she is more right than wrong. Her view on Romans 2 I strongly disagree with. Because of my disagreement with her there I have knocked one star off. Like I said if you desire to grow in your role as a biblical woman this book is for you.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
Ms. Pride does a good job of illustrating how deceived many Christian women have become by our secular culture and its anti-child attitudes, all in the name of self-fulfillment. This attitude is death to our marriages, our family life, ourselves - the potential of the Christians we could become if we only were willing to listen to the teachings of the Holy Spirit.

However, she does a lousy job of encouraging women who have decided to throw off the world's influences and are facing the sometimes arduous task of swimming upstream in a world that is entirely self-centered, in order to better glorify the Lord. Better to read something like Nancy Wilson's "Praise Her in the Gates" or "Be Fruitful and Multiply" by Nancy Campbell. These authors do more than just condemn - they convict and provide real encouragement (yes! Children can actually be a joy! There can be freedom in following the Lord instead of the crowd!)...even my husband (who is our sole breadwinner and is "quiverfull-minded") was turned off by Ms. Pride's "piss and vinegar" (his words) attitude. The Lord wants us to be more than just slaves to his Word - he wants us to be cheerful givers.

Ms. Pride also has no business giving you her opinion on what she thinks the Bible says you are allowed to do with your own husband, in your own bedroom (re: Chapter 3: "The Joy of Unkinky Sex"). Better to go straight to the Word (see "Song of Songs", The Holy Bible) for THE LORD'S TAKE on what glorifies Him.
3 Comments 39 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Paperback
I read the rest of the reviews before I read the book, because I had heard of it and wondered what others thought.The reviewers seem pretty clearly divided between "love it" and "hate it"...in case you hadn't noticed. That made me read through it more carefully, because the accusation of poor exegesis is not one to be taken lightly. For the record, the comments on pps 41&42 re: "she shall be saved through childbearing" conclude that Paul is informing women of their role in the church (since he says they are not to be teachers or leaders), NOT that they do not need Christ to be saved. Mary Pride points to 1 Tim. 4:16, which she says is the same grammatical construction, to support this idea, saying that Paul is showing various people addressed in this passage what their roles are.
I think that this book raises some very pertinent questions. I cannot address the topic of poor exegesis with any authority except that of someone who has also read the passages referred to. There may indeed be other interpretations for these passages, but Mary's veiwpoint certainly seemed supportable, even within the context of the rest of scripture, to me. I intend to buy a copy of this book for myself so that I can study it more in depth, and make notes in the margins. Whether she is right or wrong, she certainly raises issues that the Church needs to address. She is very blunt. I like that. Many don't, especially when the person being blunt is telling them that they are wrong.
I highly recommend this book for every Christian who is married or considering marriage. The issues it raises are issues that ought to be wrestled with, and a conclusion come to. We are commanded to know what we believe, and always be ready to give a defense. I noticed that those who didn't like the book claimed her interpretation was flawed, but didn't offer any specifics. This is something that you will have to research, and decide for yourself.
Comment 28 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality