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As I go through this book, I fall in love with it more and more. As I write this post I am only on page 41 of 175, but I can already suggest this book with only reading this much. This book would fantastic to read right before bedtime as a quick devotional or a simple lesson to your daughter. The truths behind the chapters are often applicable to so many facets of our lives.
The background behind this book is inspiring. Elisabeth Elliot was a woman who had courage and wisdom that really surpassed human power. She was a missionary to Indian tribes in Ecuador and eventually ministered to the Auca tribe who a couple of years earlier had killed her husband, Jim Elliot. That would take an amazing amount of courage to face that tribe so that they could hear the gospel of salvation. All the while she was raising her daughter, Valerie, who the book is written to.
There are 49 chapters in this book, but there are usually only three pages in each chapter. This book has inspired me so much and there is so much wisdom to glean from it. If you are feeling confused about who you are as a Christian woman I would strongly recommend that you read this book and hear what this wise mother has to say.
“To me, it is a wonderful thing to be a woman under God–to know, first of all, that we were made and then that we were made for something.”
“…so the woman who accepts the limitations of womanhood finds in those very limitations her gifts, her special calling.”
All of us were blessed with a special calling, but none of these special callings were outside of God’s designated will for us as women. We, as Christian women, have the right and the ability to flourish under God’s design. We have a “necessary” and “irreplaceable” mission in the design of God. So let us thank God for a moment for His plan that helps us to realize our true freedom in Him.
Redeemed By the King