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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

REVIEW: Home-Making

By: J. R. Miller

I have a favorite book. This lovely book was originally written in 1882 and should have become a classic. It is now made available to us through Vision Forum & CBD, among others.

I can think of no better gift for a newly engaged or newly wedded couple. This book describes the ideal of what a godly family and home-life should be. The chapters are simply titled with the subjects they discuss: The Wedded Life, The Husband's Part, The Wife's Part, The Parent's Part, The Children's Part, Brothers and Sisters, The Home-Life, Religion in the Home, Home Memories.

So many things are covered, including many things that we would never think to address as newly-weds or with our children. From the good to the tragic. I even loved the tone that it was written in. Let me give you a couple of examples. From the chapter The Parent's Part..."...the true idea of a home is that it is a place for growth. It is a place for the parents themselves to grow - to grow into beauty of character, to grow in refinement, in knowledge, in strength, in wisdom, in patience, gentleness, kindliness and all the Christian graces and virtues." From the chapter Religion in the Home..."...what more is needed to complete the Ideal Christian Home? Is not the answer found in one word - God? If we leave Him out, our most perfect home will be but like a marble statue with all the grace and beauty of life, but having neither breath nor heart-throb."

I am recommending this to everyone I speak to lately. Please do yourself a favor and read Home-Making. This is a truly good book.

Blessings from Ohio...Kim<><


  1. Great book and great recommendation :)

    Warm Wishes & Blessings!

  2. Definitely my favorite book, as well! :)


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