Posted By Jennifer McBride on October 10, 2011
I am thrilled to announce the completion of a book project spanning the past four years! Queen of the Home: Essays, Poetry and Quotes on the Honor, Power and Nobility of Biblical Womanhood is now available from Vision Forum!
In past generations, the role of wife and mother was viewed as a sacred calling. The committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and irreplaceable. She was regarded not only as a crucial part of the home, but as a foundational bulwark of society. She was considered worthy of great honor, appreciation, and respect. Though in recent years feminists have sought to demean this glorious calling, the Bible’s hopeful vision of noble womanhood is one worth reclaiming. Queen of the Home seeks to cast that vision afresh through godly encouragements from writers past and present. This inspiring collection of essays, poetry, and poignant vignettes paints a beautiful picture of what it means for a wife to be a crown to her husband, the monarch of the cradle, and queen of the home, and calls upon daughters to embrace their rewarding role and sacred calling as regal women of God.
Following are excerpts from the foreword and introduction:
Queen of the Home reminds us of our birthright as women, and it is a rich and beautiful one. In the beginning, God set Adam and Eve as king and queen over creation. They were designed to complement one another. It wasn’t good for man to be alone, as God Himself stated. Man needed woman to complete him as his perfect helper. Without woman, godly dominion simply could not take place. With his helper, Adam could tend and keep the garden, drawing on Eve’s gifts and abilities and being fruitful as God commanded. The fall harmed that perfect union and distorted the mysterious and holy marriage relationship, but Christ’s finished work on the cross redeems us from the fall and calls us back to co-laboring as husbands and wives, each with important roles to fulfill as we serve the Lord. In turn, our laboring together in harmony presents a picture of Christ and His bride, the Church. What a glorious calling!
I pray you will be blessed as you enjoy these pages and meditate on the importance of the amazing, multi-faceted role God has given you. You are queen of your home! May your home reflect the glory and goodness of the God Who placed you there. ~ From the Foreword by Jennie Chancey
While multitudes of Christian women are rediscovering the beauty of God’s plan for womanhood and realizing the danger of abandoning their realm, the spirit of feminism can still influence our thinking if we are not on guard. Under the constant attack of our humanistic culture we can lose our vision and forget the value and worth of our position; becoming self-absorbed, miserable and discontent. We can abdicate our thrones and never leave the palace. The Deceiver would have us in just such a condition; one that would render us weak, hopeless and ineffective. For “where there is no vision, the people perish.” (Proverbs 29:18).
It is imperative that we plug our ears to the lies bombarding us and to fill our hearts, souls and minds with the unchanging truth of God’s Holy Word. It is the Light that illuminates our way, it is the Two-Edged Sword with which we fight our battles and it is the firm Foundation on which we build the little kingdoms entrusted to us. We must keep the Lord’s Standard ever before us as we “Press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:14)”
Over the past several years the Lord has graciously brought to my attention this collection of essays, poetry and quotes, all clearly and strongly proclaiming the nobility, honor and power of Biblical womanhood. It is my prayer and hope that the writings contained in this volume will renew your vision, refresh your soul and encourage and inspire you as much as they have me.
Although Feminism continues her barrage against Biblical womanhood, we must refuse to heed her lies anymore. Let us victoriously reclaim our thrones for the sake of our families,the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom, generations yet to come, and the glory of God. ~ From the Introduction
Available from Vision Forum. Giveaway coming soon!