Monday, August 20, 2007

Book Review: Marriage to a Difficult Man by Elizabeth Dodds

This book was not what I expected it to be. It is mostly just the history of the Edwards' family and what was written about Sarah Edwards. The picture that is painted through this history is is a gracious, godly woman that we would all do well to learn from. She wasn't perfect but leaned on God for her strength. In many ways she was an example of the Proverbs 31 woman.

Although I enjoyed the history part of this book I didn't always like the author's commentary because of her secular, and sometimes feminist, views. But don't forgo learning about this wonderful woman just because of the author, most of the book is strictly history and she does have some good comments.

If you are interested in buying this book it is available for $12.99 from Grace and Truth Books.


Abigail said...

hey lydia, I'm looking forward to your review on "Heaven Opened". I think I'd like to read that. Have you read "Mother"? Do you think I should? ~Abigail~

Lydia said...

Mother is WONDERFUL book. I highly recommend it. I'm not finished yet with Heaven Opened but I should be by the time we get back.


Thanks for the review Lydia, :)I enjoy reading them.

I've also read Mother, in fact I have two original old copies that I bought off eBay. :) It's a really good book.

The Jersey Homesteader said...

I was glad to see this book reviewed as there were many times I considered buying it. I taught my son a writing curriculum and Jonathon Edwards was one of the books we had to read. Which led me to do some research on this couple. I found her quite an interesting lady, and learned a few things while reading about her. We can all learn while reading about women from a different time.