Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WISDOM IS A WOMAN

It is hard to right a review for a book you take an instant disliking to. Perhaps because it was not what I thought it was going to be or perhaps it was the tone of the book but I just did not like WISDOM IS A WOMAN BY Heidi Lee.
As I read WISDOM IS A WOMAN - Exploring the Wisdom of God it is almost as if the author is trying justify her opinions of womanhood by manipulating Scripture. Heidi Lee presents her comments on the female influence within the Bible in both the Old and New Testament.Unfortunately, I question her interpretation.

“Interestingly, the most thorough account of biblical womanhood is found in the final twenty-one verses of the book of Proverbs. These ending verses of chapter 31 appear to be a tribute to a virtuous and capable wife.”  (ebook page 123/362)

I disagree with the idea that Proverbs 31 is the most thorough account of biblical womanhood. It is probably the most preached but the Bible presents a variety of women with their own unique characteristics not limited to Proverbs.
I think my biggest problem with WISDOM IS A WOMAN is I can’t seem to reconcile the title with the content. I expected a book that celebrated womanhood- discussing the various contributions of women in the Bible and what I read was a discussion of womens’ “issues”. (Including a mention of menstrual cycle!)

No, I don’t recommend this book but I could be wrong you may find it a great book.  And I just did not see the relationship between womanhood and godly wisdom.

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