Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Book Chat Term 2 2012: Disciplines of a Godly Woman
This is a great book. Every Christian woman should read it. I've known about it for a long time but I resisted reading it for ages because the word "discipline" put me off.
Don't let it put you off the same way. Discipline in the context of this book is not about following rules and being legalistic, but about expressing your love and gratitude for all that God has done for us. This is a book you will refer back to often. It will challenge you to think about godliness and how it is lived out every day.
It would be a great book to work through in a small group Bible study. There are helpful discussion questions at the end of each chapter with Bible references included.
I was trying to explain to someone why it was so good and (as usual) not managing to express myself that well. The best I could come up with was that it's like that passage in Titus 2 where it talks about older women training the younger women in godliness. Reading this book is like learning from a wise and experienced older woman about how to live as a Christian. And reading a book like this always confirms for me why I believe that everyone should read good Christian books. I've heard some people say that they don't need to read anything that's related to Christianity other than the Bible. But when you read a book like this one, which so clearly applies Biblical wisdom to everyday life, then it becomes really clear why it's worth adding at least a couple of good Christian books to your reading list each year. If you're a big reader, it should be more than a couple.