• Abigail Adam's commitment to serving as the primary caretaker for her family during the Revolution shows the worth of working with eager hands.
• Martha Washington's willingness to knit shirts and socks for soldiers during the Revolution shows the value of leading by example.
• Harriet Lane's fashion flair uncovers the true source of beauty in a world of extreme makeovers.
• Helen Taft's investment inklings blossom into a bouquet of benefits.
* Laura Bush's heart of compassion shows the significance of extending hands to the poor and needy in times of crisis.
• Anna Harrison's words of wisdom and prayers for her children and grandchildren delivers a family legacy of faith and leadership.
• Louisa Adam's remarkable solo journey to Paris under siege by napoleon shows the value of steadfastness during a time of terror threats.
• Dolley Madison's wandering journey of faith reaches its final destination, showing the peace that comes through a commitment and reverence to God.
• Barbara Bush's wit and quips reveal the splendor of celebrating in life.
• Nell Arthur's life shows that every woman is a first lady to God and her family.
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About the Author
JANE HAMPTON COOK is the former webmaster for President George W.Bush. As White House Deputy Director of Internet New Services from 2001-03, she designed President Bush's official White House websites, whitehouse.gov and whitehousekids.gov. She also developed his official government website when he was Governor of Texas.
Today Jane speaks to woman's church groups and professional organizations. Jane is the author of Maggie Houston: My Father's Honor and a contributor to the Points of Light Foundation's Volunteer Leadership Magazine. She is also the senior editor for Baylor University's proposal for the George W.Bush Presidential Library Center. A member of McLean Bible Church, Jane lives with her husband and son in Alexandria, Virginia.
Table of Contents
C O N T E N T S
The Proverb of the Wife of Noble Character xi
Introductions: First Lady of His Heart 1
ONE Romancing the Stone 13
TWO Extreme Makeovers 25
THREE Eager Beavers 45
FOUR Family Focus 63
FIVE Follow the Leader 81
SIX Charity Choices 95
SEVEN Investments Inklings 113
EIGHT Blizzards and Terrorism 133
NINE Laugh Out Loud 157
TEN Gemstone Fire 171
ELEVEN Stained-Glass Windows 193
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I loved the stories of the First Ladies and how the author tied them to the scripture from Proverbs 31 about a wife of noble character. It's apparent the author did a lot of research. I also liked the encouragement she gives the reader to be the best she can be. This book is historical, faith-building and life-coaching rolled into one! Also a great gift book which my friend enjoyed.
Excellent book! The way Jane, the author, brought the woman of Proverbs 31 to life through the lives of the first ladies was unexpected and fascinating. I loved how Jane weaved each story into the next story. I was so impressed with this book I bought a copy for each of my three nieces. Not only will this book give them more insight into our country¿s history, but more importantly, it will also teach them what it means to be a woman of noble character.
This book is delightful and insightful. it not only flawlessly applies Proverbs 31 to the first ladies, but also to your life as an everyday woman trying to glorify God and be the best you can be. It gives you newfound respect for the honorable first ladies, enjoyable short stories, interesting facts, and meaningful applications. You realize the amazing accomplishments of our first ladies and of the woman in Proverbs 31, and, whatever your age, inspires you to persue their path of excellance.
The book is an excellent look at a topic often overlooked in history -- the spiritual strength of First Ladies who are in the shadow of the President yet have needs as each of us do daily. The author does a good job of filling out the facts she researched with fictional narrative to illustrate and place the First Ladies in the context of their time. It's a well written book based on Proverbs 31 that will be both informative and uplifting.
This book gives women a very positive outlook on themselves. It helps them see how ordinary events they deal with in their every day lives are basically what the First Ladies dealt with too. You'll learn a lot about the First Ladies. It combines history with spiritual insights. This book's Bible reference is Proverbs 31. A lovely book to keep or give as a gift to a friend or relative.