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A Woman After God's Own Heart by Elizabeth George
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May 31, 2011

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I bought this book thinking it would give an insightful and thoughtful perspective on how to cultivate the heart of David as a woman. However, instead of doing this, it gives a legalistic, radical view of how to be the "perfect" wife and mother, aka, a doormat who lets everyone walk all over her. Elizabeth George comes off as an arrogant, condescending woman who thinks she's perfect. I like Beth Moore so much better than Mrs. George because although Mrs. Moore is spiritual and obviously has a lot of spiritual wisdom to impart to women, she is real. She neither tries to portray herself as someone who is perfect nor as someone who has a legalistic relationship with the Lord. Seriously, I would hate to be Mrs. George's child. She teaches her children that they cannot watch TV unless they are doing something while they watch it. They can't become engrossed in a TV show. She teaches that as a woman, you must not disagree with your husband about anything, even something as simple as returning a lamp because it doesn't match the decor of a room. I could go on and on. Despite all of these problems, Mrs. George does have some valuable things to say. Just keep in mind that you will have to ignore a lot of what she says though, because she takes such Biblical concepts as submissiveness and takes it to the extreme.
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Lisa Arguijo I don't think that's legalistic at all. Its how God wants us to be as a wife or mother. Too much TV and techy gadgets are bad for kids anyways, it causes laziness and they get addicted to them. Arguing with your husband only causes problems. Walking in the spirit helps us understand this, walking in the flesh doesn't want us to do this.

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