I have known Mrs. Sharon White online for many years. She has been a dear friend who has given me advice on more than one occasion. Her blog, The Legacy of Home, is one of my absolute favorites to read as well. If ever I am in need of encouragement in my homemaking, I know I can go to her blog to have my resolve quickened once again.
So when she asked that I review her book, For The Love of Christian Homemaking: Pleasant Visits from my Parlour, I was so excited! I had it on my Amazon wishlist in the hopes that I could one day purchase it. But Mrs. Sharon White kindly sent me a copy to review instead! And I get to share that with you here.
Come and sit awhile in Mrs. White's parlor and be transported back in time. Mrs. White is a full time homemaker who takes her job seriously. Oh and yes, it is a job! If you have ever doubted that, this book will remind you of the importance of your job as a Christian homemaker. For The Love of Christian Homemaking is filled with "visits" with Mrs. White. In her book she shares how she goes about her days, how she serves her family with making a pleasant home for them, how she has battled poverty and illness (Mrs. White is a cancer survivor), how she sometimes fails in her duties, her faith, and so much more. I love that she shares memories and information from times past and how women of old used to do things, and how they took such pride in their work at home. This is truly a great encouragement to me, and I'm sure it will be to you as well.
I am so glad this book is in print because now whenever I want to, I can pick it up and read a page or two and be encouraged to go about my day doing my best to make an excellent home for my family. I am not talking about perfection here, but about really making an effort to make things sweet and lovely in the home. The different entries are not very long or time-consuming to read, but they are full of treasures. This book is such a wonderful blessing because we can be so easily discouraged as homemakers in a world that often scoffs at our occupation. When I read Mrs. White's book I am reminded that my job as a homemaker really is important, and I am inspired to do an even better job, because she speaks with such love of homemaking, and with such high regard for the tasks that it requires.
I think I want to go read some more now!
About the author:
Mrs. White is the granddaughter of revival preacher, LD Murphy. She is the founder of "The Legacy of Home" blog, which encourages mothers to have peaceful, godly homes. This book contains many of her blog writings. Mrs. White and her husband are natives of New England. They have 5 children and 2 grandchildren. They live in an old 1800's house in rural Vermont.
Thank you Mrs. White for sending me your wonderful book to read!
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