Back on May 14, Revive Our Hearts, a ministry to women with Nancy Leigh DeMoss as its founder, issued an offer to bloggers for a new and free copy of their latest release, Voices of the True Woman Movement: A Call to the Counter-Revolution. There was a stipulation.
The condition for receiving the free copy of the book was/is that the blogger/recipient would commit to writing 9 posts (one for each chapter of the book) with the focus being the blogger’s take on the chapters. Being the person I am who likes a good book and a free one at that, I committed to the challenge and now it’s time to make good on my promise to Ms. DeMoss and the other contributing authors of the book (John Piper, Karen Loritts, Janet Parshall, Mary Kassian, Fern Nichols, and Joni Earickson Tada).
So, for the next nine posts, I’ll do just that in hopes that I complete my assignment before the September 1 deadline.
If you would like a copy of this book to have and follow along with while I blog about it, you can get it here (unless your local bookstore has some in stock). Here’s what it looks like:
This book came about as the result of the first True Woman Movement Conference in October 2008. It is a collection of messages heard during that conference by over 6,000 women in attendance.
As the back cover says, “In a world with so many contradictory and insistent messages, it’s hard to know which ones are right, isn’t it? In recent decades, a powerful chorus has called out to women – urging us to choose the pathways of independence and self-reliance. Slick advertising and packaging have made the world’s offer, like the forbidden fruit in the Garden, appear to be ‘good and a delight to the eyes…[and] desired to make one wise.’ “
If you know me, you know I will enjoy reading this book. I hope you’ll read it with me or at least follow along with the next nine posts as I revisit some of the topics we have allowed to disappear from our conversations over the years.
It’s time. Join me. I’ll start my posts on Monday, August 16.