The Power of a Virtuous Woman

The Power of a Virtuous Woman

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by Paula Penn-Nabrit
     
 
Five years ago nobody wanted to teach the women's Sunday School class, so the group settled on Proverbs 31 as an easy read-but soon realized they actually knew very little about it.

The Power of a Virtuous Woman is the book written as a guide. It examines Proverbs 31 from beginning to end with hard questions all along the way. Questions like how did David's

Overview

Five years ago nobody wanted to teach the women's Sunday School class, so the group settled on Proverbs 31 as an easy read-but soon realized they actually knew very little about it.

The Power of a Virtuous Woman is the book written as a guide. It examines Proverbs 31 from beginning to end with hard questions all along the way. Questions like how did David's relationship with Bathsheba affect her relationship with their son Solomon? And exactly how did Bathsheba get Solomon to listen to her when he was already a grown man? It explores ancient, yet ongoing conversations about gender, power, submission, obedience and sacrifice. The questions at the end of each chapter beg more for analysis than answers and sometimes elicit anger. Are these conversations okay in the 21st century or are the inquiries just too dangerous for women?

The class grew from nine to more than twenty women in a few short months. Amid the privacy of the church library, the comfort of coffee, tea and homemade goodies and the growing confidence of true sisterhood they explored every verse of the chapter they thought they already knew. The Power of a Virtuous Woman covers various perspectives on life, marriage and parenting presented in Proverbs 31 because the class roster is varied. Some of the sisters are in their 20s, some are in their 70s and some are in between. They are single, married, divorced and widowed, with and without children, and some are raising grandkids. Some of the sisters have beautiful homes, some live in shelters and some have been incarcerated. There are professionals with advanced degrees and others working on their GEDs, but like many women around the world they all struggle with issues of virtue, power and submission. Perspectives on that struggle form the basis of The Power of a Virtuous Woman.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780615610740
Publisher:
Telos Training Inc.
Publication date:
06/23/2012
Pages:
202
Sales rank:
232,035
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.43(d)

Meet the Author

Paula Penn-Nabrit is 60 and was widowed in 2013 when her darling Charles "CMadison" Nabrit died. They were married for 36 years, 8 months and 22 days. During the marriage Paula gave birth to Charles and Damon (twins), completed law school, had a 3rd son Evan (the baby) and along with CMadison worked for AT&T during it's divestiture. In 1986 she and CMadison opened PN&A, Inc. a management consulting firm, and in 2000 finished homeschooling their 3 sons when Evan went to Amherst-Charles and Damon were already at Princeton. Charles and Damon joined the family business in 2008 and in 2012 Paula launched Telos Training, Inc. a 501(c)(3) focused on the empowerment of women, marriages and families, educational options, organic gardening & cooking. Paula has authored several books, including Morning by Morning: How We Home-Schooled Our African-American Sons to the Ivy League, lectured extensively across the U.S., Europe and Asia-and in 2014 created The Charles Madison Nabrit Memorial Garden, a 3,750 sq. ft. green space providing access to affordable organic goodies in the midst of an urban food desert. Check out the video Evan created, http://bit.ly/1CvgALi to see the 35+ raised beds and the above ground drip irrigation system. In her free time Paula teaches Sunday School at The Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith where her sons are 5th generation members of the congregation Paula's maternal great-grandparents joined 100+ years ago. Paula loves hearing from her readers (especially if you like her books;) Email her at info@telosinc.org, visit her online at www.telosinc.org, "Like" Telos Training, Inc. on Facebook and as she's NOT retired if you need management consulting services visit her at www.nabrit.com/pna.

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