Friday, April 11, 2014

500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman By Joyce Ellis

I received this book from Litfuse Publicity to no charge in exchange for my honest review of this book. The opinions expressed here are my own.

Book Description:  

 Strength for Today’s Demanding Roles

In The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman you’ll find strength, purpose, and perspective to balance your many roles—and gain insight into the roles of women around you. With honesty, humor, and practicality, Joyce Ellis helps you see how your roles can fit together to make a difference in your world. Questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter make this book suitable for book clubs and small-group Bible studies as well.

My Thoughts:   

500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman is the first book by Joyce Ellis that I have had the pleasure of reading.  I typically read and review mainly Fiction but when I saw this book and the topics it was covering I knew I had to read it.  It's very rare that I sit and think about all the roles I have in a day and when I do, there are definitely some that I really don't like wearing but wear nonetheless.  Joyce Ellis puts those "hats" in perspective by giving an honest, funny look at all we do as women in this world and how by creating priorities with God as the center we can find the most joy and success. 

This is a wonderful book for women at any stages in life to read. I found myself drawn into this book especially by the humor combined with practicality, Bible Verses, and a look at  all stages of life. I found myself laughing, crying, and doing a whole lot of nodding in agreement as I read Joyce's antidotes throughout this book. I really found myself relating to this book from start to finish. Joyce Ellis writes with authority about our roles as women and how to find peace and joy in the many different "hats" we have to wear.  These are the roles/responsibilities we have, it's much better to do them happily and with God in the center than to grumble and do them angry.  This is a book I will keep close by for the times when I need the reminder of keeping God in the center of these activities.  I really enjoyed this book and plan to reread it. I highly recommend this book to any woman out there, married or not, children or not. I really think it makes a great gift for a bride to be or a mother to be. I look forward to reading more from Joyce Ellis. I give this book 5STARS.

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