Passionate Or Desperate?

      I’m a little behind the curve when it comes to reading new releases.  I usually have so many books in my reading queue that when a new book that appeals to me is released I just can’t add even one more to the stack.  Passionate Housewives Desperate for God was released at just such a time.  Good things are worth waiting for, though, and this book is no exception to that rule.  Stacy McDonald and Jennie Chancey have done a tremendous job of outlining what true Biblical homemaking looks like, dismissing silly stereotypes and debunking feminist myths in the process.  The authors split up the chapters of the book between them, and each lady’s writing style really shines.  Jennie Chancey’s chapter looking back at her feminist past was a highlight.  The final two chapters, “Show Me What a Keeper at Home Really Looks Like” and “Aspiring to Great Heights”, authored by Mrs. Chancey and Mrs. McDonald, respectively, closed the book magnificently! 
     While many books of this nature might leave a woman with a non-believing husband, or a Christian husband who abdicates his role as family leader, feeling defeated, these two women have done a wonderful job of reminding all women of their role and standing before the Lord through Scriptural examples.
     Passionate Housewives Desperate for God (* * * * *)

      I try to read a book about Tourette Syndrome every few months for the benefit of my son.  Books written by Touretters are always my favorites.  Brad Cohen’s Front of the Class: How Tourette Syndrome Made Me the Teacher I Never Had was an interesting read for me for just that reason.   It’s good for me to get a glimpse into what goes on in Will’s brain when he is experiencing tics.  I am amazed at what a good student Will is despite the multitude of distractions that Tourette Syndrome throws in his path.  Not a book for everyone, but for this mom of a Touretter, a good read! 
     Front of the Class (* * * *)

God bless you as you look well to the ways of your household!
Proverbs 31:27

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2 comments to Passionate Or Desperate?

  • I LOVED that book! I go back and re-read parts of it and it’s always on my bedside table.

  • My oldest daughter has tourette syndrome, although mild compared to some.  Her’s presents itself as a tic in her right eye.  Almost like she is winking at you.  If she is stressed or upset it gets worse and more frequent.  She is pregnant now with her second child (which we now know will be another son due in March) and it has been worse with both pregnancies.  I noticed hers when she was about four years old.  I believe that book was made into a tv movie but I am not positive it is the one I am thinking of.