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.
Wow! I have to say this is probably my favorite exclusively-for-women book to date. I had two thoughts as I read page one: Love! and For nonfiction, this writing is so engaging.
Some books have great content but are kind of like taking vitamins. Tasteless. A little boring. This book was like hiding those vitamins in a warm chocolate-chip cookie. :) The content was meaningful and relevant to modern women as well as fun to read.
I loved a statement early in the book. Joyce mentioned the quote, “You’ll always find time for what you really want to do.” Then she says, “But it’s not true that you’ll always find time for what you really want to do. I really want to do too many things . . . There’s so much to learn, to see, to do.” As I read this, I felt as if I suddenly had permission to let go of the guilt I sometimes feel over not doing more.
This book is full of great advice to women in all stages and phases of life. There is great advice on loving your husband, on realizing that marriage is not all about you, and on raising children who value Jesus more than their own comforts. Some of the last chapters–chapters seven through nine, on being a servant, on looking for opportunities to have meaningful interactions with people, and on aging–actually convicted me. These chapters also gave me ideas on how I can show God’s love to others.
This book would work GREAT for a women’s Bible study, and I loved how every chapter ended with additional resources: book titles, newsletters, and websites for further information; reflection and discussion questions; and a relevant thought to ponder. I recommend this book for young , single women, older, widowed women, and all the women in between. :)
I give this book 4.5 stars.
One star – No comment.
Two stars – Couldn’t get into it.
Three stars – Pretty good.
Four stars – Great read!
Five stars – I will be reading this book more than once.
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About the Author
Joyce K. Ellis, award-winning author of more than a dozen books, speaks for women’s groups and retreats across the country and internationally. She and her husband enjoy reading by lakes and rivers and oceans, and spending time with their grown children and delightful, too-quickly-growing grandchildren. They live in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.
In Joyce K. Ellis‘ 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.
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