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The Way Home: Beyond Feminism, Back to Reality I read this book for novel research I want to give it five stars, because I found it so utterly hilarious But it s a self help book, and meant to be serious. After reading The Way Home by Mary Pride, I had to read Monsignor Quixote as a stress reliever It s not a book that I would read if I had a choice, but my aunt did ask me to read it The premise of the book is basically against feminism and pro home working Author s word.There are good points in the book, but sadly, they all appear in the later part of the book, although one good point is that it is very thought provoking, such that I had to take notes on everything that was logically unsou After reading The Way Home by Mary Pride, I had to read Monsignor Quixote as a stress reliever It s not a book that I would read if I had a choice, but my aunt did ask me to read it The premise of the book is basically against feminism and pro home working Author s word.There are good points in the book, but sadly, they all appear in the later part of the book, although one good point is that it is very thought provoking, such that I had to take notes on everything that was logically unsound made her argument weak in my opinion The bad point s are so many, and so glaring, that they eclipse the good points, which is an encouragement of staying at home The first thing I take issue with is her tone, she uses a lot of sarcasm and blanket statements And reading the comments about her book, there s a lot about hypocrisy, which I have to concur with One striking example is when she says that she is timid , but her whole book has an aggressive tone Another related issue is her way of quoting, where she doesn t give the context of the passage I once heard a preacher say A text without a context is just a pretext for what you want it to say , smart words, which I ve taken to heart Another big problem is that she s not neutral I m not saying that she has to be completely neutral, you have to take a stand, against feminism or for it The non neutrality that I don t like is her inclusion of politics, which I feel is a red herring She is obviously a republican, and reminds me of the Tea Party Her constant referring to America as Socialist or Communist when it s so obviously not look at USSR China does her no favours And if you look at the UN and such, you ll see that even as America looks out for it s own interest, it doesn t display socialist tendencies at least not to me , but from how she rights, you ll think that America is a Totalitarian, Communist Country There s a lot to say, but I m stopping here, at her use of examples I suppose it s related to quoting, but for me, it warrant s a paragraph of its own Her examples seem to be very twisted, and her argument based on one passage For most of the book, I was wondering, where is Proverbs 31 And it was way way way behind, in Chapter 12 And I disagree with her example that Proverbs 31 does not show the Godly Women as a merchant having a career, because she supplies merchant rather than being a merchant It may be because she didn t define anything at all, but to me taking a really basic level of business , this implies that the women mentioned is a merchant, albeit, one in the earlier channels of distribution It s really sad, because this book could have been so good Aeffective method, I think, is that she tells her own experience, rather than launching into a tirade In my family, my mom went back to work but she has 4 kids, which contradicts her assumption that working gasp takes away the chance for women to have kids , and there are stay at home mom s in my family, but a lot of them also work And all my cousin s and I are the same kind of normal.I suppose, action really does speak louder than words.First posted at Inside the mind of a Bibliophile I first read this book as a new mother While some of the information was already outdated Biblical feminists becamenuanced over time I think , it was a book that transformed my thinking Pride did an incredible job showing the link between the value our society puts on a women s role being distinct from a man s and yet valuable and worthwhile with the importance children have in society Essentially she argues that the acceptance of birth control and the dis valuing of motherhood and a w I first read this book as a new mother While some of the information was already outdated Biblical feminists becamenuanced over time I think , it was a book that transformed my thinking Pride did an incredible job showing the link between the value our society puts on a women s role being distinct from a man s and yet valuable and worthwhile with the importance children have in society Essentially she argues that the acceptance of birth control and the dis valuing of motherhood and a woman s role in the home are inextricably linked The evangelical church today is in evendanger of losing the Biblical case for male female distiction than when she wrote this book While many evangelicals are fighting a losing battle to retain role distinctions, I believe that Mary Pride had an important piece of the puzzle that is so often missing in the argument It is one that doesn t allow us to just point the finger at the secularists it causes us to wrestle with how our own attitudes and behaviors are part of the problem And whether or not one agrees with her thesis, her ideas need to be dealt with by those interested in male female roles in the family and society I m not sure I ever read a book that made me so angry I agreed with her a littletoward the end, but I was so used to disagreeing that I wondered if I needed re evaluate my opinions It s very outdated, which is a big part of the problem Things have changed a lot in the 25 years since the book was written. This book by nature is politically divisive.My wife I read re read this book when it first came out We valued the insight into the shocking way feminism had stripped families of their dignity.Now, we see things differently My body is not my own Hey Sheesh This book will fuel the beliefs of conservatives fundamentals, and cause much pain justifiable anger for progresives liberals feminists like myself I fully support the role of women in leadership whether that be in their h This book by nature is politically divisive.My wife I read re read this book when it first came out We valued the insight into the shocking way feminism had stripped families of their dignity.Now, we see things differently My body is not my own Hey Sheesh This book will fuel the beliefs of conservatives fundamentals, and cause much pain justifiable anger for progresives liberals feminists like myself I fully support the role of women in leadership whether that be in their homes, in their churches, in their workplaces.Oh, and biblical womanhood it s all in the way one interprets their Bible I read this book as research for my dissertation There is so much wrong with this book, but let me just say that the writing tone is sarcastic and better than thou I grew up with a lot of these concepts and am so glad to have found a way to see myself as a worthy individual This book did clarify what the thinking is of the far right For instance, they don t believe in social reform because it forces people to be good thus making them be bad She states that she believes segregation would h I read this book as research for my dissertation There is so much wrong with this book, but let me just say that the writing tone is sarcastic and better than thou I grew up with a lot of these concepts and am so glad to have found a way to see myself as a worthy individual This book did clarify what the thinking is of the far right For instance, they don t believe in social reform because it forces people to be good thus making them be bad She states that she believes segregation would have eventually been abolished because people would have seen its righteousness I do find this contradictory since the main premise of the religion is that you are sinful and evil There is no arguing with blind faith so I will simply move on at this point and finish writing my dissertation instead This Book was given to me many years ago as a gift butof a nudge to choose a different path and be someone different that the perception of the gifter Lots of life has been lived since that first read A recent dinner conversation has me thinking about that time, and this book I re ordered it the original gift, long gone and plan to re read, curious to see if my perspective about the book has changed. A former radical feminist speaks to the heart and mind of every married woman who seeks to be godly Moving beyond feminism back to reality, this book is an affirmation of biblical womanhood This book is a book for women, teaching about how we are supposed to live as Christian women, based on the Bible I found it really interesting to read, and it made me think about some things I d never really thought about before, such as abortion It is a really good book for women, young and old alike. This book was life changing for me Powerful Rings of truth Mary Pride said aloud so many things I had been thinking for years, and a lot of things I hadn t thought of, but should and now do Great read for new homeschoolers and for young women contemplating careers vs rearing their own children.


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