This week, Oct. 1st, the book, “Women Living Well: Finding Your Joy in God, Your Man, Your Kids and Your Home” is releasing. I was privileged to be provided an advance reader copy of this book by the publisher and today I’m posting my Women Living Well book review.
Author Courtney Joseph and I have had the privilege to cross blogging paths on many occasions and on a regular basis. She is a fabulous blogger, wife, mom, and women’s ministry leader. Her book, Women Living Well, covers a general overview of living as a Christian woman, “holding on to vintage values in a modern world,” as described on the back cover. The book is divided into four parts with five chapters in each section and is fabulously full of great practical solutions for general Christian family life.
The first section covers what Courtney labels “Your Walk with the King.” In this section, she outlines the importance of having and maintaining a personal relationship with God. The section provides tools and tips for maintaining a quiet time with God in a busy world. The material in this first section is subdivided throughout the chapters and is easy to digest. The author clearly outlines methods of maintaining a close relationship with the Lord that have worked for her, as well as many others.
The second section of the book is a thorough discussion of Christian marriage. Courtney outlines the Biblical mandates of marriage and also gives her personal opinions and experiences. The marital principles outlined in this section of the book are great; however, I do encourage you to communicate with your husband, as Courtney says.
On a personal note, many times I feel that my husband doesn’t get nearly the attention he deserves due to our family responsibilities. I continually want to do a better job of showing my love to him, and if it took starched shirts for him to be affirmed of my love, I would do it. Praise the Lord he doesn’t care about starched shirts and he’s happy to iron his own clothes as needed, which is, ummm, every day. He does, however, have a love language of homemade apple pie. The end result of your manner of showing love and respect to your husband is to please the Lord and him. The means of getting to that end result is going to look very different for each marriage due to individuality.
The third section of Women Living Well covers parenting, namely, motherly influence, parenting in the digital age, mommy mistakes, anger and schooling. In general, the Biblical principles of parenting are covered, along with the author’s opinions and experiences. My favorite part of this section was about “finding meaning in the mundane.” I think every mom tires of the same ol’ tasks and I love Courtney’s cheerful approach to dealing with one.more.dirty.dish. Cause there sure are a LOT of dirty dishes around here.
Finally, the last section of the book overviews homemaking from a Christian woman’s perspective. In this section, the important role a woman plays within the home is outlined. The author provides schedules and routines, as well as many tips and tricks on making your home a haven.
I found Women Living Well to be a wonderful general, practical guide to pursuing a godly, Christian walk with God as a woman, wife and mother. I will say that I’m glad I read through the end of the book, where explanation is offered to clarify that this walk is a process and a journey. I believe Courtney’s heart in writing the book is to deliver Biblical principles any Christian woman can apply. At some points as I read, I had to remind myself that my life circumstances are unique to me and so I encourage you to remind yourself as you read this book that your circumstances are unique to you.
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You can order the book here beginning 10/1.
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