Dark Glass Ponderings

For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. -1 Corinthians 13:12

Title: Girls Gone Wise in a World Gone Wild
Author: Mary A. Kassian
Publication Date: 2010

My rating: 3/5

**Special thanks to Andrew Allen at Moody Publishing House for providing a review copy.**

After a series of great reads, I seem to have hit a reading slump.  I've read three books in a row which have been two or three star books (including one I was expecting to be an influencer for and had been really looking forward to reading). 

I've also decided to post a number rating on my reads.  I'm not sure why I have not done that before. 

With authors Nancy Leigh DeMoss and Kay Arthur endorsing this book I was really looking forward to reading it.  I have enjoyed both Revive Our Hearts radio and Kay Arthur's Bible studies.  The premise was to me unique: a compare and contrast between the Proverbs 31 woman and the Proverbs 7 wild woman.  In my opinion, Kassian made some excellent points and there is little I can quibble with biblically in this book.  She lays out some good guidelines on everything from male/female roles to boundaries to habits to neediness to possessions...Maybe you get part of my picture here, I think while a good premise, her scope was so broad that she touched briefly on 20 topics.  Twenty topics on biblical womanhood is just too many in a book of 200 pages. 

My second issue with the book was Mary's tone.  For instance, Mary discusses her response to a girl who was calling her teenage son (in her mind, this is a clear crossing of the boundaries between male/female roles).  In my opinion her response was less than loving and this is a general tone I sense throughout the book.  I gleaned some insights from this book, but wonder if Mary's tone might turn off some (especially teenagers) who could benefit from Mary's advice.

Notice: I received this book in exchange for a review from Moody Publishers.  The opinions expressed are my own.


Julia M. Reffner

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