These resources are available from: Giving & Sharing, PO Box 100, Neck City, MO 64849. You may also order these books on the www.giveshare.org site.
The Power of a Praying Wife, by Stormie Omartian, 203 pp., $10 to keep, or $5 for a 30-day loan, is a book that every husband should want his wife to have. Stormie had difficulty in her own marriage until she learned that God’s way for wives to change their husbands for the better is not to berate him, but to “shut up and pray.” She shares how God has strengthened her own marriage since she began to pray for her husband in thirty key areas of his life, including his spiritual walk, his emotions, his role as father, leader, and decision-maker, his security in work and finances, his health and physical protection, and his faith and future. Do you want a closer relationship with your husband? Do you want to restore, renew, and grow in your marriage? This book can be a practical tool to help unleash the power of prayer in marriage. Nagging doesn’t work; prayer does!
All the Women of the Bible, by Herbert Lockyear, 321 pp., $20/$5, is a classic book, originally written in the 1950s. Lockyear gives an alphabetical exposition of all women named in the Bible, from Abi to Zipporah. He covers nameless Bible women, the ideal woman, gives aids for women’s groups and meetings, and more. He concludes, “May God increase the number of Christian women through whom He can draw a sin-cursed, war-weary earth nearer to Himself!”
Women Leaving the Workplace: How to Make the Transition from Work to Home, by Larry Burkett, 308 pp., $13/$5, is a how-to manual for women wishing to leave the work place and return home to teach and raise their young children. Outside influences are wreaking havoc on family values. Many wish to home school their children, but it is difficult to step down from a two-income family to a one-income family. It won’t be easy to make this transition, but this book could really help.
Feminism: Mystique or Mistake? by Diane Passno, 183 pp., $16/$5, is a critique of the modern feminist movement by one of its former strongest advocates. Now an executive Vice President for Focus on the Family, Passno says the feminist movement hurts women. As a result of the 1973 Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion, children became devalued, and a woman’s role in bearing, nurturing, and raising children was also devalued. When career is emphasized as the only alternative for women to obtain real achievement, children and families are the losers. While not every woman can be a stay-at-home mom, many should. Scripture prescribes an honored role for women. The Lord designed men and women to be in union with each other and Himself.
The Focus on the Family Complete Book of Baby and Child Care, by Paul C. Reisser, 900 pp., $26/$5. This excellent family resource covers practical information on raising children from birth to teenage.
Women in the Church, $12/50/$5, by Dr. Samuele Bacchiocchi, 295 pp. Scripture excludes women from serving in the headship role of elders or pastors, but includes them in the supportive ministries of the Church. The reason for this Biblical distinction derives not from the cultural conventions of the times, but from the distinct, yet complementary, roles God assigned to men and women at creation.