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My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife: A One-Year Experiment...and Its Surprising Results

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Brings the Proverbs 31 Wife Into the 21st Century

This book is a memoir of one year in the life of Sara Horn. Sara set out to complete a one-year experiment to live as the Proverbs 31 Wife. I think she did it. The Proverbs 31 Wife has long been touted from pulpits as the woman Believers should aspired to emulate. I hav...
This book is a memoir of one year in the life of Sara Horn. Sara set out to complete a one-year experiment to live as the Proverbs 31 Wife. I think she did it. The Proverbs 31 Wife has long been touted from pulpits as the woman Believers should aspired to emulate. I have been one of those women who wanted to be like her, but have so often failed. I am a homeschool mom, with many dreams for my children and myself. I have time during the day to think about this woman and work on putting those principles into practice. In this book, Sara brings the Proverbs 31 Wife into the 21st Century and teaches all woman, no matter what their staion, through her successes and failures how we can accomplish such a feat. I am married with children and I want to bring my husband "good and not harm all the days of his life." I want my children to "rise up and call me blessed." In My So-Called Life, Sara has brought this woman to life and shown me how I can turn those possibilities into realities. While reading this book, I found myself more aware of my relationship and actions with my husband and children. Was I doing the Proverbs 31 Wife thing to do? No, in many cases no. But I found out how to make just the slightest, smallest change, and it was easily accomplished! I recommend this book to any woman who has struggled to become more like the Proverbs 31 Wife. As you read about Sara's experience you will learn how your effort no matter how small can do great things and you will be transformed. I must include this thought as part of my book review. Aside from helping me learn how to put Biblical wisdom in practice, this book also gave me another thought. The Proverbs 31 wife is NOT the only woman in the Bible. There are many honorable women in the Bible: Deborah, Ruth, Mary the mother of Jesus, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, and on and on. They didn't all live like the Proverbs 31 woman. Every woman has her purpose and place, which is something else you will become aware of as you read this book. On one final note, I would like to say that Sara saves the most important lesson for last. If you are familiar with the Proverbs 31 Wife, you will know how it ends. Disclosure: I received this book free from the author as a result of winning a contest. I was not required to give a favorable review. The opinions and thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.

posted by BethRBR on September 14, 2011

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1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Lame and Boring

I had to force myself to finish this stupid book. The author spends most of the book bragging about herself and her accomplishments. Fantastic. You're a writer and everyone loves you...no one cares. I was so disappointed. Her so called "experiment" with being a Proverbs...
I had to force myself to finish this stupid book. The author spends most of the book bragging about herself and her accomplishments. Fantastic. You're a writer and everyone loves you...no one cares. I was so disappointed. Her so called "experiment" with being a Proverbs 31 wife never really happened and really all she does is talk about how bad she feels about being a working mom. Waaa. If you want to read a book about how fantastic Sara is with her career then read this one. Lame.

posted by ryanoelle on February 27, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 19, 2012

    Psalms 31 wife I am not are you?

    I have always had a love hate relationship with Psalms 31. I always said I make a better girlfriend than wife because of this chapter. The expectation to me is unrealistic it would take multiple wives to live up to standard. Sara like me gets the sickening feeling everytime a sermon is preached about. Unlike me who would just roll my eyes and turn to my favorite book in the bible and read ignoring the sermon, Sara listens and attemps to become more like the Psalms 31 wife. It was great to read the honest struggle of this miltary wife to do and be all things. My favorite part is at the end when she realizes that here husband and son loves her even in her imperfection. And I hope one day my family can say she did the best she could.

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  • Posted September 14, 2011

    Brings the Proverbs 31 Wife Into the 21st Century

    This book is a memoir of one year in the life of Sara Horn. Sara set out to complete a one-year experiment to live as the Proverbs 31 Wife. I think she did it. The Proverbs 31 Wife has long been touted from pulpits as the woman Believers should aspired to emulate. I have been one of those women who wanted to be like her, but have so often failed. I am a homeschool mom, with many dreams for my children and myself. I have time during the day to think about this woman and work on putting those principles into practice. In this book, Sara brings the Proverbs 31 Wife into the 21st Century and teaches all woman, no matter what their staion, through her successes and failures how we can accomplish such a feat. I am married with children and I want to bring my husband "good and not harm all the days of his life." I want my children to "rise up and call me blessed." In My So-Called Life, Sara has brought this woman to life and shown me how I can turn those possibilities into realities. While reading this book, I found myself more aware of my relationship and actions with my husband and children. Was I doing the Proverbs 31 Wife thing to do? No, in many cases no. But I found out how to make just the slightest, smallest change, and it was easily accomplished! I recommend this book to any woman who has struggled to become more like the Proverbs 31 Wife. As you read about Sara's experience you will learn how your effort no matter how small can do great things and you will be transformed. I must include this thought as part of my book review. Aside from helping me learn how to put Biblical wisdom in practice, this book also gave me another thought. The Proverbs 31 wife is NOT the only woman in the Bible. There are many honorable women in the Bible: Deborah, Ruth, Mary the mother of Jesus, Abigail, Sarah, Lydia, and on and on. They didn't all live like the Proverbs 31 woman. Every woman has her purpose and place, which is something else you will become aware of as you read this book. On one final note, I would like to say that Sara saves the most important lesson for last. If you are familiar with the Proverbs 31 Wife, you will know how it ends. Disclosure: I received this book free from the author as a result of winning a contest. I was not required to give a favorable review. The opinions and thoughts expressed here are entirely my own.

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  • Posted January 26, 2013

    I loved this book.  I loved the honesty and humor.  It definitel

    I loved this book.  I loved the honesty and humor.  It definitely challenged me to think about the Proverbs 31 wife differently and made me think about how I can apply those principals to my life.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 13, 2012

    An approachable perspective on Proverbs 31

    Sara does a wonderful job approaching the task set forth in Proverbs 31 which has always been daunting to the modern woman and I suppose the woman of Bible times. It does a great job to elevate the tasks of being a homemaker, a mom and a wife when done with heart, and appreciates those women who have careers to help the family financially. It offers great perspective for moms staying at home to respect those women out in the career world and also offers respect to those women who remain at home to be the best homemaker they possibly can be. Great read for any wife or mother!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 13, 2012

    Hit home

    This book, written casually and like a memoir of sorts, is a must read for the woman who strives to be a better wife and mother. It hit home for me as I am in grad school and battling with the idea of starting a family, and understanding my role in life. Some parts were slower, but others touched my heart. I highly recommend this book.

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