Monday, March 22, 2010

Womanhood Rocks!

I've done posts in the past on the importance of being a woman, but this past week it has freshly dawned on me how truly marvelous we are. Whether you are a stay-at-home mother, a working mother, a mother-to-be, a woman with no children, or a single woman, we are all daughters of God, and we have a purpose in this life. We can, and do, accomplish great things. And let's face it, where would men be without us?:-)
I found some really neat quotes on womanhood and would like to share them with you.

A woman is the full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture and transform.
Diane Mariechild

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
Eleanor Roosevelt

A woman is like a teabag. It's only when she's in hot water that you realize how strong she is.
Nancy Reagan

I am convinced that the influence of an army of godly women will be incalculable--in our homes, our churches, and our culture. Will you be one of those women?
Nancy Leigh DeMoss

Beautiful woman,
let your brilliance shine through,
your eyes speak of true inner beauty.
Fion Lin

Suggested Reading


Book: Women of the Book of Mormon: Insights and Inspirations
Author: Heather B. Moore

The Book
Explore the lives, circumstances, and choices of women in the Book of Mormon in this uplifting and inspirational volume that illustrates the parallels between the lives of the women of the Book of Mormon and LDS women today. With new insights on practically every page, author Heather B. Moore explores the written and unwritten stories of the prominent women in the Book of Mormon — taking familiar material and providing vivid details about family dynamics, domestic practices, and other aspects of daily life. By applying historical and cultural contexts to the situations of women like Sariah, Abish, Eve, Mary, and the faithful mothers of the striplings warriors, you will peek beneath the surface of the scriptural accounts to better understand both the righteous women of the Book of Mormon — and the women who didn’t use their agency wisely.

I read this whole book in one sitting. Like all of Heather's books, she takes the stories of these women and gives them depth, makes them real, and helps us to understand them, both the righteous and unrighteous. This book also helps to reiterate the importance of choice and the consequences that come with those choices.
A very inspiring read and the perfect gift for the important women in your life.

7 comments:

Davis L. Bigelow said...

Here's a book whose creation is just a little overdue. Women obviously played a major role in the Book of Mormon and I'm rather surprised that this void waited so patiently before someone finally filled it. I’ve often tried to read between the lines, in the B.o.M., and another perspective sounds wonderfully refreshing. (Yes it is true; I can only stand my own thoughts for so long before I want to hear someone else’s!!!) Nice work Heather Moore!! I'll check out "Women of the Book of Mormon" next time I'm at the LDS bookstore. Thanks!

Belladonna said...

I have All the Women of the Bible
so this would be a perfect companion piece!

志竹 said...

要愛你的仇敵,為那些逼迫你的人禱告........................................

建佑承蘋 said...

It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others. ....................................................

Heather B. Moore said...

Thanks for this review, Jewel!

Davis, you are right ;)

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