×

Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.

For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.

Temptations Women Face: Honest Talk About Jealousy, Anger, Sex, Money, Food, Pride
     

Temptations Women Face: Honest Talk About Jealousy, Anger, Sex, Money, Food, Pride

by Mary Ellen Ashcroft, Mary E. Ashcroft
 

See All Formats & Editions

"Why am I so consumed with what's trivial instead of what's really important?" "When I feel like a failure, I look at somebody else and get so envious.""I know why I accumulate nice things and even nice people—to prove that I'm worth something."

Mary Ellen Ashcroft knows firsthand about these thoughts and feelings. In this book she writes about where the

Overview

"Why am I so consumed with what's trivial instead of what's really important?" "When I feel like a failure, I look at somebody else and get so envious.""I know why I accumulate nice things and even nice people—to prove that I'm worth something."

Mary Ellen Ashcroft knows firsthand about these thoughts and feelings. In this book she writes about where the needs and motivations of women come from, what temptations hook into these needs and how women can get beyond them. As women, she says, we can find ourselves tempted to fill our lives with thingslet our anger consume usfocus on food or dietingbelieve distortions about sexget stuck in our dissatisfaction
Ashcroft maintains that we should look honestly at our temptations and ask what they tell us about ourselves. She believes that God's intention is not simply that we avoid, resist or flee temptation, but that we use it to fire our spiritual growth in areas of life we have neglected. Temptations Women Face shows the way through each temptation and helps us day by day to build a life pleasing to God.

Editorial Reviews

The Christian Reader
"Ashcroft may be unveiling a good new day for half of the human race!"
Christian Woman
"A thought-provoking and important book."
Moody
"A book all women and perhaps all Christians need to read. It reminds us that we need to sit much longer at Jesus' feet doing what cannot be taken away from us."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780830813209
Publisher:
InterVarsity Press
Publication date:
06/02/1993
Series:
Saltshaker Books
Pages:
213
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Mary Ellen Ashcroft is college chaplain and professor of English at Kalamazoo Christian College (Michigan). She has previously taught at Bethel College in St. Paul, Minnesota.

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Post to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews