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The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality Paperback – October 21, 2010
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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.
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.
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I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to live a blessed and happy life. Too many people are pressured and trained to think that a woman should work outside the home. Read morePublished on June 20, 2014 by Allison
Too much of what passes for "feminism" today seeks to divide rather than unite, to encourage conflict rather than cooperation, to disempower men rather than to empower... Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Joseph T. Adams
Reading this book was a good reality check and reminder of why it is so important to be intentional about what we do as families and especially parents.Published on February 14, 2014 by AUMAN
This product of the 1980s Moral Majority years does a lot to explain how Evangelical Christianity got hijacked by the Right Wing.
I am an Evangelical. Read more
Mary Pride hasn't just hit the nail on the head, she's driven it all the way home... which consequently is the title of her second book, which I also recommend. Read morePublished on December 29, 2013 by omcd
Having grown up in a world that shouts feminism and even whispered it to me as a young child, I was an adamant feminist once I attended university. Read morePublished on August 11, 2013 by Emily-Kate Kuhs
I grew up believing that it was wrong to have more than two children and that it was my duty to have a job outside the home (which meant MORE work, not less). Read morePublished on July 3, 2013 by M. Green
At the onset, let me inform you that this is not a book on homeschooling, and if you're delving into this book hoping to receive some advice on how to plan a home based curriculum,... Read morePublished on November 24, 2011 by Venkatesh Gopalakrishnan