Let Me be a Woman by Elisabeth ElliotWe are called to be women. The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. -Elisabeth Elliot; Let Me Be a Woman
This was the most beautiful and encouraging book Ive read in a long time. Elisabeth Elliot writes with eloquence and wisdom and her words constantly reflect Christ and the Scriptures. Reading this book made me rejoice even more that God created me to be a woman! It made me thankful for my femininity.
One thing that that really caught my attention was when Elisabeth Elliot said that femininity has its limitations. Thats so true, but she also wrote that masculinity has its limitations too. Its a beautiful thing when women embrace whom God created them to be and likewise for men. We both have roles that only we can do.
She wrote the following regarding this:
God created male and female, the male to call forth, to lead, initiate, and rule, and the female to respond, follow, adapt, submit.
It is a naive sort of feminism that insists that women prove their ability to do all the things that men do. This is a distortion and a travesty. Men have never sought to prove that they can do all the things women can do. Why subject women to purely masculine criteria? Women can and ought to be judged by the criteria of femininity, for it is in their femininity that they participate in the human race. And femininity has its limitations. So has masculinity.
Without any doubt or hesitation, I would recommend Let Me Be a Woman to any Christian lady desiring to greater embrace her role as a woman in the Kingdom of God.
Elisabeth Elliott on Nancy Leigh DeMoss
Let Me be a Woman Quotes
Most of us are familiar with the poignant story of late missionaries Jim and Elisabeth Elliot. This is the central point Elliot makes—God made woman, so God alone determines what it means to be a woman. Her esteem for the Word of God is clear. She shows the power and beauty of living as the woman God desires us to be. Elliot rightly concludes that we would honor the Lord and benefit richly from doing this.
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