Item description for So Much More: The Remarkable Influence of Visionary Daughters on the Kingdom of God by Anna Sophia Botkin & Elizabeth Botkin...
Overview This book is not another Christian-teenage-girl "survival guide." So Much More shows how Christian girls can wage war with the world and win. The Botkin sisters focus on how young women can rise above their God-hating culture and change it for the better. Today, countless young ladies face difficult problems and challenging questions. While many long for godly purpose in their lives, their bewilderment mounts when they observe broken homes, distant fathers, overwhelmed mothers, degrading college courses, and a lack of spiritual guidance - both at home and at church. As hope for security and stability fades, it is no wonder that many young ladies feel orphaned, unprotected, and without hope for their futures. Within the pages of this book, discover practical, biblical solutions for the young woman who wants to do so much more than just "survive" in a savagely feministic, anti-Christian culture. Find the answers a girl is not likely to get from her church, her peers, or her culture.
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Studio: Vision Forum
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.32" Height: 1.36" Weight: 1.56 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Vision Forum
ISBN 0975526383 ISBN13 9780975526385
Reviews - What do customers think about So Much More?
This Book Changed Our Family Forever! Sep 4, 2007
Let me say, as a mom reared in a non-Christian home in the 70's and a college grad. - I had worldly expectations for my own children. I bought this book, unread (because I trust everything Doug Phillips endorses), and gave it to my daughter for a Christmas present. She read it, prayed about it and approached me with her newfound convictions that staying home and serving her father's vision until marriage-if that should happen-was the best way for her to glorify God after high school. It took me some time - I mean, my daughter is so gifted! But as I read the Botkin sisters offering of their hearts to us, I, too, was changed. Now my daughter and I are strong-standing advocates of biblical womanhood against a very strong tide of feminism within and without our families. We praise God for the renewed family vision this book has given - it put our desires to serve and glorify God and focused them into a practical, doable, daily-life-walk reality. Even my expectations for my son changed and we have been able to discuss what he should be looking for in a future wife's mindset and heart-posture. I praise God for the clarity of God-glorifying purpose and conviction that the Botkin sisters were able to biblically espouse in this book. May women's hearts to live out biblical womanhood gloriously grow as this book gains ground!
Jeremiah 6:16 - Following the Ancient Paths Aug 30, 2007
We would like to thank the Botkin Ladies for spending so much time and energy to write this book as an inspiration to young ladies! Every other week, we get together with our sisters in Christ to read the book "So Much More". While we do this, we craft and pursue profitable projects (as one of the mothers reads to us). We are learning so much! One of the moms challenged us to follow the Botkin girls' advice and ask our fathers about how we can help him fulfill his vision. "So Much More" has encouraged us to cultivate a deeper, closer relationship with our fathers. We are enjoying this learning experience and are looking forward to reading more from this encouraging book! We would highly recommend "So Much More" to any young ladies who are preparing to be godly wives, helpers, and mothers.
~Hannah, Keilah, Elizabeth, Abigail, and Grace
Thought provoking Aug 30, 2007
This is one the most thought provoking book I have read in years. It has made me reevaluate how, if I had children, I would like my daughters to be raised. I do not agree with everything in the book, but the Botkins sisters do an excellent job of spelling what they believe and why. There is no artful attempts at deception, which I appreciated. I would love to read anything they write in the future.
It is well worth the read!!
College-Age Daughter's Perspective Aug 30, 2007
"So Much More" is a stirring treatise for a return back to the biblical model of family life. These are intelligent, well-educated,articulate young women advocating (from sound biblical standpoints) a harmonious household. "So Much More" shows young ladies how they can best turn their God-given abilities in a God-ordained direction.
The Botkin sisters are daring enough to raise some of the hardest questions single Christian women face (covering subjects from missions to submission, to college) and answer them gracefully and biblically. The timless question these young women ask is :if we sow habits of unprotected independence and uninhibited selfishness during those years between childhood and marriage, how will we -and our families, both now and future -reap the benefits of unity and submission that the Bible commands of women?
"So Much More" advocates -above all else -being useful, content, and Christ exalting in the sphere of influence in which the Lord has placed us. No, not every single Christian woman is promised a husband, but these girls show us -with painstaking detail and clarity - that -wife or not -the Bible is not silent on our God-ordained mission in life.
This book is a wake-up call for the young Christian women of America to rally their God-given strengths and abilities and to use them in a way that will impact this world for Christ -these ladies dare to ask the questions that we ourselves often fail answer, and in doing so, they fulfill their promise of offering us so much more.
A Woman's Purpose in Life... Aug 30, 2007
This is a thought provoking book that is not for the faint of heart. It will require strength of purpose, a willingness to be challenged and a character that isn't easily driven by popular lifestyle choices.
Different ideas shouldn't be threatening simply because it challenges some of our cultural assumptions. The chapters on the influence Karl Marx had on feminist thinking are a real eye-opener and a definite must-read for all women (and men). This book isn't anti-education but presents the idea that college isn't the only way to educate and produce intelligent, responsible citizens. Nor is it the optimum way to develop character and spiritual integrity in our youth.
The point is not to smother young women but rather to help them see that there is so much more for them in this life than constantly running after men in an attempt to emulate them. Rather than being a book that focuses simply on feminine submission, this book is exploring the purpose of a woman's life from the point of view of Genesis 1.
The tone of the book is respectful and makes no demands for absolute agreement. As an older woman who is responsible for teaching younger women, I would recommend this book for any intelligent, thinking young lady who is willing to wrestle with new and different but not unbiblical ideas. I would also recommend it for those young ladies who are already convinced but need encouragement in following a counter-culture lifestyle.