Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Book Review: Set-Apart Femininity

There are few books that leave a great impression on me after I've read them-Set-Apart Feminity is one of the few that have. The author, Leslie Ludy, has a heart for the girls of this generation, and brings a message that young women desperately need to hear. In her previous book, Authentic Beauty, the running theme throughout was to remain pure in a society that only mocks at such a thing called purity. Also, a relationship with the "Prince", Jesus Christ, is greatly encouraged, and Leslie continuously brings out the point that He is truly all we need.

In Set-Apart Femininity, Leslie continues to build on these two points, but goes even further. Referring back to several experiences in her public school, she learned many lessons the hard way, and witnessed the flimsy pop culture that took hold of herself and her classmates. Parents of younger girls may want to be cautioned, as some of the information Leslie shares features more mature content.

The extensive chapter on prayer really got my attention, and has encouraged me to be more fervent in my prayer life. Leslie speaks boldly on issues concerning the media and how it can draw our minds away from our Heavenly King. Her call is for girls to embrace a sacred femininity-the kind of femininity that makes Amy Carmichaels and Gladys Aylwards-women who gave their all for the glory of Christ. A review on Amazon sums up some of the major points of this book:
  • surrender to God’s love and wholeness
  • embrace the real blueprint for beauty
  • enjoy spectacular purpose
  • captivate the masculine heart
  • cultivate spiritual strength

I felt convicted and ready to change some things in my life after reading this book-I hope you will have the same experience as well. I have begun viewing things in a different light after reading Set-Apart Femininity. My contentment and love for Christ have grown stronger, and I have seen even more how He is a powerful God who deserves all our praise and adoration.

So whoever wins this giveaway, enjoy Set-Apart Femininity. It truly is a life-changing book. Although it is a hard road to take, and I struggle with this daily, I want to be among the set-apart who make a difference for Christ. Do you?


Ella said...

Sara, the chapter on prayer challenged me immensely as well! It was so very good. I have been richly blessed by Leslie's writings.

I do think the book would be worthwhile to I could remind myself of that chapter on prayer...and be convicted every time.

mommyofmany said...

Thanks for sharing. This sounds like a wonderful book. I'd love to share it with my daughters. I'm going to add it to my wish list now!

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