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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Book Review: Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God

Today I am taking a break from our Cultivating a Close Knit Marriage Series to share one of January's books with you, Becoming a Woman Who Pleases God, by Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock.

Pat Ennis and Lisa Tatlock have both been responsible for teaching the Home Economics program at the Master's College in California. This book is derived from the curriculum they teach. They base the entire content of their book on the attributes of a Wise Woman, as portrayed in Proverbs 31. Specifically they focus on 11 attributes a Wise Woman possesses; Virtuous, Trustworthy, Energetic, Physically Fit, Economical, Unselfish, Prepared, Honorable, Prudent, Loveable, and God-Fearing. Wow, who doesn't need a little more of her in their life???

This is basically the quintessential handbook for a Christian Woman! Pat and Lisa cover practically everything, from hospitality to finances to manners. Their style is simple and approachable, and the practical advice they give is centered on Scripture and easy enough to understand and implement. The only reason I was able to cruise through this puppy in a month (a lot of ground is covered, so it's a substantial read) is because I knew that my Pastor's wife and I are going to be going through it this year together, one chapter at a time.

If you are looking for a book to encourage you in your role as a woman, and to paint a Biblical picture of virtuous womanhood, this would be an excellent choice. Happy reading!

What books have been a source of encouragement to you lately?

Linked Up With: Titus 2sday, Growing Home and Gratituesday.


  1. It's a great resource for Group study as well. Each chapter stands on its own so it allows a group to be flexible. Our women's ministry did it in a Ladies night out format once a month. It was well recieved.

  2. Would love to read this at some point!


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