Rediscovering the Art of Being a Woman

“Rediscovering the Art of Being a Woman” 

Cracking the covers of this book is like sitting next to a cozy fire sipping coffee and having a refreshing heart to heart with a wise friend. When the conversation ends—or as in this case, the last page is turned—you come away feeling changed, revitalized, regenerated, and energized in a refreshing sort of way.

I have watched women around me heed the deception that the serpent offers and run head long into his snare. I recall the many times I have stepped out on the well-trod path of chicanery myself, chasing the illusion we were all stumbling after. The joy we crave as women, the sense of belonging we strive for, and the desire to be fulfilled takes us down the wrong paths. We’ve lost our way, we’re frustrated, and we can’t understand where all the good men have gone.

There have been many occasions where I have exasperated, “Would someone please put down a legible road map for us?” Somebody suggested writing a book. Lacking the means necessary for such a book, I thank Michelle McKinney Hammond for saving me the trouble.

In her own, unique and candid style Michelle says it like it is—without pretense. She doesn’t beat around the bush, she doesn’t watch your toes, and she doesn’t tickle your ears. She does, however, talk woman to woman, speaking the truth in love, and puts her loving verbal arms around you and hugs you for being who you are.

Throughout the 309-page book, Michelle exposes and debunks the lies the Enemy has led us to believe. Going all the way back to the beginning in the Garden of Eden, she makes her way through countless analogies in Scripture. Digging deep into the lives of biblical women she takes her reader on a journey to rediscovering and reclaiming the joy and beauty of femininity. She points one to the God who created them, and helps them celebrate everything He made them to be.

With clarity she renders womanhood with the true value and beauty that belongs to it. Time after time she brings one back to the basics and helps them learn how to be who God created them to be.

She helps us see the importance of friendships between other women and ourselves. She elaborately places motherhood in the light it deserves to be in—a truly beautiful task the Lord gives women, the value of which could never possibly be measured. There is no such thing as “just” a mom. She helps us understand our strength in vulnerability, the power of our influence, and the lasting reward of virtue.

There’s nothing quite like the way she skills her reader in how to relate to men and clarifies the importance of them in our lives, whether married or single. This book will help girls know how to respond to the men in their lives in a way possessing of dignity and grace, granting her love, honor and respect in return. Throwing our weight around and digging in our little stiletto heels holds no victory in the war between the sexes. We can erase the battle lines and both man and woman can emerge as victors together.

Most of all, she brings us to an understanding of who God is and how desperately we need Him. This book is a great read for both married and single women, simply because she expresses so profoundly how our men are not the answers to our emotional needs. The void we may have in our lives is filled solely by our Creator. If our reliance is on a man or any other physical means, we will never truly be fulfilled.

This isn’t a book about options. It doesn’t treat you with psychological answers in relating to others, nor does it rave primarily on the author’s opinion. Instead it manifests the things we have lost as we have turned to other things and ideas in replacement of the true plan and design of God for our lives as women. Drawing from Biblical examples, you will become aware at how far you have strayed from His plan for you in your life as a woman… and the best part is she points the way back home.

This is a book I highly recommend for any female. Married, single, divorced, single mom…. You will find yourself encouraged and inspired. There is great joy in knowing who you are in the eyes of your Creator, and fulfilling your life the way He designed you to.

Purchase the book at Amazon.com: The Power of Femininity

Edited to point out:
After a little more research, it appears Michelle has renamed her book and put a new cover on it. The Power of Being a Woman has a new look, but the content appears to be the same. Order it from CBD:
The Power of Being a Woman: Mastering the Art of Femininity, or check your local Christian Bookstores.

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