Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Good Reading

My in-laws got me some books I had been wanting for Christmas this year. I'm so excited to read them all and then read them again! I'm working on Girl Talk right now and have discovered it will be an excellent resource for Ali and I to read together in her early teen years. I wish I had read this when I was a teen as it encourages girls to honor their mothers, learn from them, and confide in them. I was a strong Christian teen who attended every church event imaginable and was heavily involved in missions but I've never heard a lot of these neat things I've been learning recently about family relationships and such.

So far, the stuff I've read from the Mahaney's is unbelievably excellent! Remember my concerns about Created to be His Helmeet and the lack of the Gospel in that book? The Mahaneys as a whole (CJ (the father), and Carolyn (the mother), and all of the girls) never fail to preach the Gospel in all its' truth throughout their books. I can already tell from skimming that Feminine Appeal will be a very foundational book for me! The Girl Talk blog, written by the 3 daughters and their mother, is one of my favorite blogs to visit! Check it out here.
When I opened my present, my brother-in-law, who is a tease, looked at the books and shuddered. He said, "Scary! I'm glad those won't be in my house!" I said, "Oh, but they might if I loan them to your wife someday!"


Anonymous said...

Oh my stars! I am glad to have found this in my G. Reader today. I was beyond slightly disappointed with "Created to Be" and wanted something deeper. I am going to check with my library for Feminine Appeal. Glad to hear it's better than "Created". Is it by chance, as good as The Excellent Wife, if you've read that?
God's blessings,

Mrs. T said...

I am not a fan of the Pearls' teachings in general, but I did glean some good things out of "Created..." I love the girltalk blog, so I bet I'd love the books :)

Mrs. Jo said...

It's been so long since I've read "The Excellent Wife" that I can't say how it compares but I remember thinking that that book was excellent as well!

I just love the Mahaney's writing style and they have very sound doctrine which I agree with.

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