Friday, July 12, 2013

Impelling Reading

This is a fairly short post, I know. But it covers a subject of great importance; books. Below is a list of books that I found extremely helpful and useful. So without further ado, here are a few titles that I believe every young lady should have on her bookshelf...

Praying for Your Future Husband by Robin Jones Gunn and Tricia Goyer covers the largely unchartered subject of praying for your man even before you meet him. It was a subject fairly new to me. The authors draw from their past experiences as they explain just how to go about this necessary task. After all, the man you are destined to marry is somewhere on this earth right now. The fact that you might not have met him yet is irrelevant. This book offers helpful suggestions as to what exactly to pray for concerning your future spouse.

Dressing with Dignity by Colleen Hammond does a wonderful job at explaining the importance of modesty. It is a quick read at 103 pages, but it covers the vast subject beautifully. From the history of fashion to outfit guidelines, it covers the subject of attire according to the Church.

How to be a Lady by Harvey Newcomb is the 1850 young lady's guide to etiquette. Because it was written during the 19th century, it holds the young women to a higher standard. And it was penned in the eloquent style that was once so common. It causes one to ponder if we are the century that got it wrong. The mere concept of being a lady has been lost upon our uncouth society. It invokes much thought when reading these things through the eyes of the 19th century man. A time when graciousness was viewed as a necessity. I would greatly recommend this book for all young ladies.

Preparing to be His Helpmeet by Debi Pearl instructs the younger woman in preparing for the calling of your lifetime. If your vocation is marriage, this is an irreplaceable book for your library. With better than forty years of marriage under the author's belt she draws upon her experiences as well as the stories of others to give a well-rounded fount knowledge to the reader. It brings to attention many realistic matters that we often overlook. All of the Pearl family's reading material is wonderful, but this is especially written for young woman before marriage.   

That about wraps up the list of books. Each and every one offers priceless information to the reader. So what are you waiting for? Get to reading...and don't forget that cup of tea!

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