Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Just Finished Reading ~ Let Me Be a Woman by Elisabeth Elliot


"If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things. It is we, of course, to whom things look "little" or "big". Amy Carmichael wrote:

"There is no great with Thee, there is no small,
For Thou art all, and fillest all in all."'

~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (page 9)


"Marriage turns out to be a mirror... If you are depressed, you may notice that he is depressed. If you make it a point to be cheerful, it may surprise you what a difference it makes in your husband when he has good reason not to be cheerful. You can create a climate for him according to your attitude, and this is part of your job as a wife. The home you make and the atmosphere of that home is the world he comes back to from the world of his work. Let it be a place of beauty and peace."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (pages 100, 101)


"I have learned (but slowly, I'm afraid), what it is to be in love with my destiny. Your father learned it much earlier. "Wherever you are," he wrote, "be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (page 17)


"We know that we fit into God's universe, we know our relation to the rest of mankind, to the family, and, if we have one, to a husband. Meekness, I believe, is the recognition of that place. Moses, the Bible tells us, was a "very meek man." I don't think of him at all as meek in the popular sense-- timid, self-abnigating, colorless. Far from it. But to be meek is to have a sane and proper estimate of one's place in the scheme of things. It is a sense of proportion."
~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman (page 55)


"We are called to be women. The fact that I am a woman does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make me a different kind of woman. For I have accepted God's idea of me and my whole life is an offering back to Him of all that I am and all that He wants me to be."


~ Elisabeth Elliot, Let Me Be a Woman
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31 comments:

  1. Jes, this sounds interesting and certainly challenges many modern day views of marriage and the part we each play. Mimi xxx

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    1. Absolutely! A biblical marriage is shared in these pages! :)

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  2. That book changed my life and it is a special time every year I sit down and peruse it again. All Christian women should have it. It is just beautiful and humbling.

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    1. It is an excellent book. Filled with lots of wisdom and biblical common sense! Thank you for sharing Sarah!

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  3. Dear JES,
    I truly love this book. It was given to me as a gift about a year after God saved me. It is so full of wisdom and is such a blessing to read. I have read it twice, but I would do well to read it again as it has been a while! I highly recommend it. Thank you for sharing this gem on your lovely site today!
    With love, Kelsey

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    1. It is a gem! The author is very intelligent and puts many things into perspective from a biblical point of view. Her thoughts on "meekness" were perfectly said... something I felt but could not put into words like she did. It goes along with "meek" not being "week" as previously shared in our "Strong, Courageous Woman" post! So glad you have the book Kelsey!

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    2. I loved that post, too, JES!
      Kelsey

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    3. Thank you for the encouragement! :)

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  4. JES, I have this book on my bookshelf, having read it many years ago. You have reminded me what a sweet treasure it is ... I think I shall read it again!

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    1. A treasure indeed Patsi! Thank you for taking the time to comment here today! :)

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  5. I have learned much from Elizabeth. Years back I listened to her daily on the radio. She spoke into my heart what I had not learned in person from other women. Her books are classic and true. Let me never think I've got things 'down pat'...Deedy

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    1. Oh I do wish I had known about her being on the radio! Thank you for sharing here today Deedy! :)

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  6. This a beautiful post. She lived a beautiful life and inspired many women to do the same.
    Be blessed friend!

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    1. Yes, yes! Her life was a beautiful testimony!

      Have a lovely week Laura! :)

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  7. Amen! Thanks, JES. I'm going to look this book up for myself.

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    1. I think you will enjoy it Mary! :)

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  8. My dearest JES,
    I've ordered this book a few days ago and to read your words of apprecation make me feel safe of my choice, thank you as always, my adorable friend !

    Hope your week is off to a good start I wish you most wonderful days to come, sending you blessings of joy and much love

    Xx Dany

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    1. I do hope it inspires you as much as it did me! :) Have a lovely week!

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  9. love, love, love this book.....and Elisabeth Elliot, too. True woman of God.

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  10. Jes, thank you for posting this. She has been a profound influence on my life for many years. Her book, "The Shaping of a Christian Family" is also a major blessing. I love and appreciate your blog!

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    1. Oooh! Thank you for your referral and the kind comment! :)

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  11. I read this book early on in my marriage, and it was so foundational to my understanding of my role as a wife. Reading your quotes make me want to re-read it, since it's always good to have a refresher. Blessings!

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    1. Refreshers are excellent. I may endeavor to read another favorite book soon myself. Thank you for taking the time to share here today! :) It seems Mrs. Elliot has been a blessing to many!

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  12. Thanks Jes, I'm definitely going to get this. Bless you for sharing about it! x

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    1. It is a gem Jenny! I hope you are inspired by it as well! :)

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  13. What a sweet tribute to this classic book. I was thrilled to learn this weekend that the young woman my second son is dating has been reading Elisabeth Elliot.

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    1. What a wonderful mentor! Thank you for sharing Michele!

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  14. Elisabeth Eliot's words are always worth reading and re-reading! Thanks for sharing these quotes with us. You got me at the very first sentence: If you believe in a God who controls the big things, you have to believe in a God who controls the little things.

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    1. Isn't that a wonderful comfort Lisa! :)

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  15. Thanks for these inspiring words from Elizabeth Elliot. I listen to her downloaded messages and also have one of her books (Quest for love). I've been trying to get other of her books in my country but have not been able to do that. Does anyone have soft copies of her books so you can send to my mail - amaka.ojin@yahoo.com. I'll be very glad to have more of her books. Thanks and God bless you all.

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