Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity (2020)

Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity The swooning Victorian ladies and the s housewives genuinely needed to be liberated That much is indisputable So First Wave feminists held rallies for women s suffrage Second Wave feminists march
  • Title: Eve in Exile and the Restoration of Femininity
  • Author: Rebekah Merkle
  • ISBN: 9781944503529
  • Page: 453
  • Format: Paperback
  • The swooning Victorian ladies and the 1950s housewives genuinely needed to be liberated That much is indisputable So, First Wave feminists held rallies for women s suffrage Second Wave feminists marched for Prohibition, jobs, and abortion Today, Third Wave feminists stand firmly for nobody s quite sure what But modern women who use psychotherapeutic antidepressants atThe swooning Victorian ladies and the 1950s housewives genuinely needed to be liberated That much is indisputable So, First Wave feminists held rallies for women s suffrage Second Wave feminists marched for Prohibition, jobs, and abortion Today, Third Wave feminists stand firmly for nobody s quite sure what But modern women who use psychotherapeutic antidepressants at a rate never before seen in history need liberating now than ever The truth is, feminists don t know what liberation is They have led us into a very boring dead end.Eve in Exile sets aside all stereotypes of mid century housewives, of China doll femininity, of Victorians fainting, of women not allowed to think for themselves or talk to the men about anything interesting or important It dismisses the pencil skirted and stiletto heeled executives of TV, the outspoken feminists freed from all that hinders them, the brave career women in charge of their own destinies Once those fictionalized stereotypes are out of the way whether they re things that make you gag or things you think look pretty fun Christians can focus on real women What did God make real women for
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    1. I read portions of this in manuscript, but have been working away at the final version since it came out And it is, of course, fantastic Now one of you will say to me that I am rating it this way because it was written by my daughter But the fact that Bekah wrote this does not make me rate it this way It would be fantastic and greatly needed regardless.This book will be a great encouragement to women who want to think, live, and adorn biblically I recommend it particularly to girls in high schoo [...]

    2. I was eager to read this book, though I went into it knowing that I would probably disagree with a fair portion of it I spent a significant time in the same community as the author, and while I knew that feminism was considered bad, I didn t have a clear picture of what exactly the problem with it was Reading this book did not necessarily change my mind, but it gave me a better understanding of where some of my friends are coming from The book seemed to have three major goals to give a brief his [...]

    3. What a book I dare to say that this is the best book I ve ever read for women It is like a cold bucket of water thrown over the comfortable and conservative Christian women of our times which we know are times in which the biblical role of women is being attacked from all fronts including women in the church This book is a wake up call to embrace our calling in this world, in our churches, in our homes and thus start rebuilding what the Feminists have torn apart It is also a call to fight hard a [...]

    4. I ve recently begun speaking out as a feminist, so I decided to read this book to better understand those women who disagree with me Has it convinced me to reject feminism and embrace traditional gender roles Resoundingly and emphatically, no.But, it did accomplish one thing It helped me understand those who think differently So I m glad for that Judging by the many positive reviews, it s clear that this book is resonating with some women What does this tell me That some women truly do long for [...]

    5. I have a few quibbles about some of the arguments and implications of the book Mainly holding out the carrot of emotional fulfillment for women who choose to be homemakers, or implying that depression rates are so high among women today because of a shirking of god given responsibilities Most of this seems to amount to a poor use of statistics, a tendency to oversimplify the historical record, and some post hoc fallacies However, the overall argument of the book is sound and much needed in our c [...]

    6. 4.5 5 stars.I picked up this book from the library after several girls who I trust recommended it to me I ve been interested in reading about feminism lately, specifically it s negative effects and how it matches up to a biblical perspective on womanhood Eve In Exile looked interesting to me because it attempts to answer the question of what God made women to do and accomplish.I have to say, this book was really excellent and worth a read But first, to get a couple minor disagreements out of th [...]

    7. This is a short book every Christian woman and man probably should read Rebekah Merkle does a great job of surveying our culture s feminist history and then lays out some of the principles for Christian women to redraw the lines of biblical femininity in a beautiful and glorious way A delight to read.

    8. If I were a woman, this book would make me very excited about being a woman Instead, it s just made me excited to marry one.

    9. If you re tired of restrictive gender stereotypes If you secretly wonder what women are actually forIf you call yourself a Christian feminist or if those words make you want to throw upTHIS BOOK IS FOR YOU.I believe this book will be remembered as a watershed It s fast, funny, smart, painful, generous, practical, and full of soaring imagination And it does what very few Christians are doing right now It rejects the rightist and leftist views of femininity, which are hopelessly loaded down with u [...]

    10. This book blew me away It celebrated Biblical womanhood in a way that I didn t even really know was possible It made me rethink some things in my own life It explored topics, such as challenging verses in the Bible, that I was afraid to go down and completely turned them on their head, making our role as women beautiful than I ever thought possible Merkle really dug down deep to a whole new level

    11. A quick and horrifying read I actually agree that it s wrong to demean women who are stay at home moms and who devote themselves to running a household and raising children However, this book and it s insistence that God created women for this specific purpose and that if you want anything outside of this, it s just because society tells you that you are supposed to is so dismissive and insulting to my own experiences I could not disagree with her theory that the reason housewives in the 50s we [...]

    12. If men are the beer, women are the whiskey Rebekah s central argument is that American women, even those in the church, have rebelled against their God given responsibility and calling to subdue, fill and glorify Hedging winsomely against weird Victorian nostalgia and taking feminism to task, she sketches a vision for what obedience to the Bible looks for women in the home She calls Christian women to reject our feminist culture s devaluing of homemaking and pursuit of self interest at the cost [...]

    13. Absolutely, battered in breadcrumbs, with a side of mash potatoes fantastic Just the other day, I had a co worker at the Poison Palace ask me what I was doing for college, and I told him I was going to get a degree in Liberal Arts, with a plan to teach and be a mom He visibly shuddered He told me that he was disgusted and sad for people who threw away their lives into motherhood I felt instantly weary, and sorry for his unfortunate mother Mrs Merkle s book embodied a lot of what she tells us in [...]

    14. There s so much that s wrong with this book Her condescending tone She, strangely, comes across as anti woman Although I disagree with probably 90% of her arguments, the point I m most disappointed with is that she only addresses femininity in the context of a woman being a wife and mother What does biblical femininity look like for a single woman Or a woman struggling with infertility Or, God forbid, a single mom There is little to NO mention of these women who don t fit Merkle s perfect mold o [...]

    15. What is God s purpose for Christian women Do women have a unique roll to fulfill or is it exactly the same as men s In our Christian circles, which seems to be infected by our feminist focused society, this book is quite a refreshing breath of reaffirmed biblical truth rather than reaffirmed worldly cultural preference.In her book Eve in Exile And the Restoration of Femininity, Rebekah Merkle writes an excellent exhortation to Christian women of our day There are four sections in the book, I ll [...]

    16. Good, encouraging, and motivational It s against feminism, but also against the notion of the 50 s housewife Describes what women are meant to be and how absolutely vital our role is Definitely recommend, especially if you feel being a housewife is a drudgery and a beneath you.

    17. I don t even have anything to say, honestly I really liked this Not totally life changing for me, but definitely attitude changing I love her writing style, it s very Wilson So yeah If you re female, you should read it.

    18. One of the best, most powerful, and most inspiring books I ve ever read I want to hand it out to every woman I know.

    19. A very clear, practical and beautiful book It is terribly clear in describing what the world today thinks of women and home and how those thoughts have consequences on our society Rebekah Merkle portrays a woman s work and purpose as something truly glorious, married or single, and not at all unobtainable unlike proverbs 31 sometimes feels She does not give a to do list but describes the tools you already hold which you just have to pick up and use Then she leaves the main wielding of them up to [...]

    20. This is the best book geared toward women that I have ever read I have been hesitant to read many books by Christian women over the past 6 7 years as so many books that I ran into seemed to either ignore the gospel and focus on loving ourselves , ignore our God given purposes and abilities, or they put forth ideas that are emotion driven rather than being biblically based, so I m always thrilled to find strong, Bible based, God glorifying teaching towards women Rebekah Merkle is a woman that I s [...]

    21. I don t usually write reviews I started this book thinking I liked it, but the I read, the grating the authors tone became She used very broad strokes and lumped huge societal problems into women being bored at home because they were living in an age where you don t have to fight for survival I was frustrated with her blaming the world s problems on feminism whose fault is this The feminists this line was repeated over and over again when she didn t seem to consider that feminism is a reaction [...]

    22. If you re a woman, read this book Rebekah Merkle shows the history of feminism from a solid standpoint and then encourages Christian women everywhere not to fall for the feminist lies but to fight back with the beauty of godly womanhood Feminism has drained the beauty and glory from womanhood by separating a woman s fruitfulness from her fertility, and has destroyed true femininity in the process It is our job as servants of Christ to rebuild and restore femininity by way of embracing the Creati [...]

    23. Excellent and encouraging book Answered a lot of questions I had regarding why I have struggled as a woman This is not a sugary sweet book about how to be a good, Christian wife It s a book about how to be an obedient, fulfilled woman in God s kingdom.

    24. For background, since it informs this review I am a woman, 20 years old, Reformed, Canadian, and single.The good I give this book three stars because Rebekah Merkle is speaking much needed truth, and I found this book thought provoking if nothing else I would love for the many Christian women who consider themselves feminists to hear her message, because I think she s completely right to blame feminism for many societal evils I find her critique of feminism to be the strongest point of the book [...]

    25. This book is incredible Readable, poignant, timely, winsome, funny, and downright challenging Mrs Merkle paints a breathtakingly beautiful picture of femininity with a signature wit that could only come from a Wilson or a Merkle or, in this case, a Wilson who became a Merkle, which is, in and of itself, a powerful apologetic for what she advocates for in this book The lofty vision womanhood advanced here dwarfs the anti femininity of feminism to its left, and the demeaning, reductionistic anti f [...]

    26. So grateful for this punchy, hilarious book Feminism has been around me all my life but I had no idea where it came from and the problems challenges it was reacting against Bekah details a helpful history and spends the rest of the book encouraging ladies to wage winsome war against it Some of the best passages are in chapter 14 Our job is to take the complicated truths of orthodoxy and preach them by means of food and upholstery and clothes and sex and bedtime stories and childbirth and flower [...]

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