Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jane Austin Understood...

I was saying in a former blog that good literature may give us some hints on Biblical feminity. Look at Fanny Price in Mansfield Park: Besides "beauty of face and figure," she had "graces of manner and goodness of heart."
She was gentle, modest, sweet, good-tempered, and affectionate. Her "understanding was beyond every suspicion, quick and clear; and her manners were the mirror of her own modest and elegant mind." Fanny also had good principles, "regularity of conduct and such a high notion of honour, and such an observance of decorum as might warrant any man in the fullest dependence on her faith and integrity."
Translation: Fanny took care of herself, dressing modestly. She was both sweet and bright. But besides being intellectually quick; she was morally educated. In other words, she had a fear of God that made her one to be trusted. A man can rest easy married to such a woman.

Fool Moon Rising

Fool Moon Rising is a new children's book written and illustrated by Kristi and T. Lively Fluharty.
Humourously and exquisitely illustrated (see cover for example), with sweet poetic lyrics, the book tackles the core problem of man stealing glory from God by sporting the moon bragging about its light until it opens its eyes to see that all of its light is borrowed.
A great Christmas gift.