Tuesday, November 11, 2008

A New Book Review

I finished A Mom After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George today. It was good. George has always struck me as a super-woman. I'm not sure that I could handle it. Okay, I'm sure that I couldn't. I found the section titled "From a Dad's Heart" especially insightful into the type of marriage that she and her husband Jim have. I believe that her spiritual gift is service. She really seems to l-o-v-e serving her family. I hope that I can gain a better understanding of ways to implement servant leadership as a mom from reading this book. Although a lot of what she says is her personality and gifted-ness, most of it is Biblical. I hope that I can continue to develop in my desire to love my family sacrificially and give them the best care possible. That is going to get more interesting as we head overseas, but I am sure that the challenges we face there will only deepen my understanding of God's faithfulness.

3 comments:

Rachel said...

I think she may be the wife of the president at Samford University here in B'ham? At least there is an Elizabeth George that is an author that spoke at our Women's retreat a few years ago, and I think it's the same one. At any rate, she is very good!

Christy said...

Hmmm... sounds like something I should read. I'm going to see if my local library has it.

Hannah A. said...

I did some fact-checking. Timothy George is the Dean of Beeson Divinity at Samford. His wife is named Denise. Elizabeth George, the author of the book reviewed, lives in Washington state with her husband, Jim.