Sunday, April 15, 2012

I Blame Eve

Title: I BLAME EVE: Freedom from Perfectionism, Control Issues, and the Tendency to Listen to Talking Snakes
Author: Susanna Foth Aughtmon
Publisher: Revell
April 2012
ISBN: 978-0800720476
Genre: Nonfiction/women’s issues

When Eve ate the fruit, we lost the out on the perfect life—but that doesn’t stop us from trying, does it?

What would happen if we stopped trying to be perfect and started trying to be His?

In I BLAME EVE, Ms. Aughtmon reminds us of the biblical story of Adam and Eve and then goes on to talk about how even her son blames Eve for all the troubles of the world. Her husband warns her that Eve will be waiting to have words with her about the slander in this book. But with humor and encouragement, Ms. Aughtmon tackles subjects such as:

 God is holding out on me
 I crave things that don’t satisfy me
 I need to cover up my shame
 I want to hide from God
 I am a perfectionist
 I get discouraged
 I have big control isssues
 I am a rule breaker

And MUCH more. There is a chapter for every issue that we, as women struggle with, including pain in childbirth, submission, discouragement, wanting what we can’t have… this is an absolute must read for women.

There is a study guide included at the end of the book—I think I would have liked it better if it were there at the end of each chapter instead of at the end, but at least it is there. This is an ideal book for women’s groups, book study, small groups, and more. $12.99. 187 pages.

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