Graced and Gifted: Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker's Heart


The second in a series of Bible studies based on Proverbs 31, Graced and Gifted offers tools to help you create a home that will be a place of beauty and peace where the needs of your loved ones are met. Applying Sacred Scripture, Church teaching and pastoral wisdom, Kimberly Hahn helps you explore:
  • Time ...
See more details below
$13.38 price
(Save 10%)$14.99 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (13) from $2.38   
  • New (7) from $8.99   
  • Used (6) from $2.38   
Sending request ...


The second in a series of Bible studies based on Proverbs 31, Graced and Gifted offers tools to help you create a home that will be a place of beauty and peace where the needs of your loved ones are met. Applying Sacred Scripture, Church teaching and pastoral wisdom, Kimberly Hahn helps you explore:
  • Time management
  • The art of homemaking, from creating a pleasant environment to clutter management
  • Food preparation; making meals a time of communion
  • Cultivating a garden
  • The importance of housework
Graced and Gifted also includes chapters on each of the sacraments as they relate to the tasks of homemaking. Discussion questions help you apply the material to your own life and make the book a valuable resource for small group discussion. Graced and Gifted is also available on DVDs featuring a lively presentation of the material by the author
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780867168914
  • Publisher: Saint Anthony Messenger Press & Franciscan Communications
  • Publication date: 8/1/2008
  • Pages: 242
  • Sales rank: 642,181
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

KIMBERLY HAHN is the author of Chosen and Cherished: Biblical Wisdom for Your Marriage; Life-Giving Love: Embracing God's Beautiful Design for Marriage and coauthor, with her husband, Scott Hahn, of Rome Sweet Home: Our Journey to Catholicism. She is the mother of six children and is a frequent conference speaker on topics related to marriage and family life.
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star


4 Star


3 Star


2 Star


1 Star


Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation


  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews
  • Posted January 6, 2009

    more from this reviewer

    Bible Study on Marriage and Family

    Graced and Gifted, subtitled Biblical Wisdom for the Homemaker's Heart, is based on Proverbs 31. It is the second segment of Life-Nurturing Love, a series of 24 Bible studies on marriage and family life. Graced and Gifted is presented in six parts, each with two chapters on a homemaking topic followed by a brief reflection on one of the sacraments. <BR/><BR/>In Chapter 10 Hahn points out that housework is God's work and that the Proverbs 31 woman provides structure for her own tasks and those of her household. In short, she brings order to her home. Hahn sites numerous Old Testament references to people assigned to "keep" certain areas, such as tabernacles, prisons, and the harem. The Lord calls each of us to be house keepers, Hahn writes. "We are watchful of those who enter, protective of those within and aware that we are stewards of our home." Further topics include homemaking in imitation of God, menial/meaningful work, and an amusing riff on why moms always get the trash. She reveals that to be true in her own family then tells of a Nigerian village whose phrase for "mother" can be translated as "woman who cleans dirt." She then shares her own seven-step process for making a house a home and three techniques for "maintaining the space." <BR/><BR/>Across chapters, Hahn offers practical advice for dealing with children¿s emotional and intellectual concerns. One of her boys, aged six, said that he prayed daily that he wouldn¿t go to hell. She explained that, through Baptism, he is God's child, and God wants him to waken each day "thankful you are God's son, eager to please him." <BR/><BR/>Back matter consists of a bibliography; notes; and four appendixes: questions for intergenerational women's study groups, key questions for buying a home, making a house a home, and outlines for the video version.

    Was this review helpful? Yes  No   Report this review
Sort by: Showing 1 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)