A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Show and Tell Saturdays- Inspiring Book

I am really looking forward to this Show and Tell because it's all about sharing a book that has inspired you as a person. I'm always on the lookout for a good read and can't wait to see what you all came up with. So go post about your book and then come back and link up with Mr. Linky below this post.

It was hard narrowing it down to just one book but when I thought about it this book was the first one to pop in my head. I know I've probably mentioned it a while back but it's good enough to mention again.
Passionate Housewives Desperate for GodThis book inspired me to embrace my roll as a wife, mother and keeper of my home. She touched on all the doubts that I ever had about my roll and was encouraging all through the book. It is an easy read and I never once got bored with it or found it irrelevant.
I am actually reading it again because I want to absorb more from it.
If you've read the book tell us what you liked or disliked about it in the comments area. I personally don't have anything negative to say about it, but not everyone is like me and opinions differ.

I know some of you were thinking I was probably going to post about the book I got from the Library the other day! LOL. But I thought I'd dig a bit deeper today! Lucky for you, huh?

Thanks for joining me today for Show and Tell Saturdays.
Have a most excellent weekend my friends!!!


  1. I haven't read this book yet, but I see it everywhere and have been tempted to grab it a few times. I'm glad to know you liked it-I'm sure I'll get to it sometime:) Blessings:) Amanda

  2. I've heard great thigns about the book but I haven't had a chance to read it. I'll have to see if I can get a copy. :D

  3. That sounds like a great book. I will have to check into getting it.

  4. I haven't read it but I have seen it mentioned on a few blogs.

  5. A friend of mine gave me this book. I thought it was great too! So glad you are enjoying it!

  6. Oh my friend - I really wanted to participate today, but I just don't have enough time to post (and hubby prefers me not to on Sat., especially when there's so much to get done)! I'll have to remember to do these posts a couple days ahead.

    I have a copy of that book, but haven't read it yet - was finishing another book first. I hope to start it this week!

    A couple books I would have mentioned are Shepherding A Child's Heart by Tedd Tripp - excellent parenting book about biblical discipline and reaching sinful heart issues in our children rather than addressing the outside behaviors first. Totally changed our approach to discipline and after teaching kiddo about circle of blessing concept, his reaction was totally different - night and day!

    Also, Miserly Moms - several years ago when budget was super TIGHT, it taught me so much about how to save $ when shopping, etc and how to calculate cost per serving on meals. I made a lot of changes then and still use some of the ideas today.

    Love you my friend - have a fabulous Saturday and BIG hugs to you!!

  7. Looks like a worthwhile read. Thanks.



  8. Hey! I'm glad you chose this book. It reminded me to add it to my wish list.

    Sorry I didn't comment yesterday. I had to pick up my car and ended up not getting home till nearly 11PM! Today I've been running the roads all day, as well. What a weekend! I'm pooped!

    Hope you're having a JESUS-filled weekend yourownself! ^i^

  9. I love that book. It IS very encouraging and inspiring as we embrace our roles as keepers of the home.

    The book that really changed my life, though, (because I read it first) is Bound for Glory, by R.C. Sproul, Jr. He is a pastor/author, and it was the first time I had ever heard a pastor say that "raising Godly seed" IS building the Kingdom of God. You know my story, how I was always led to believe that only ministry in the church qualified as "work for God." My home was looked at as an interruption of my work for God. But this book opened my eyes!!! (And written by a pastor, no less).

    Sproul's, wife, Denise, has just released a book called Tending Your Garden, probably quite similar to Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God. I haven't read it yet, but I fully intend to.

    Anyhow, I'm not participating in this show and tell, that's why I'm telling you about that book here.


  10. I'll eventually have to break down and purchase this. I have it on my wish list at Paperback Swap, but I'm roughly #160 in line or so.


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