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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Review of "Women of Virtue" by Jodi Marie Robinson. Enter to win a copy of this book.

On the front cover of this book it says, "True beauty is felt more than it is seen." This is a message that too few women/girls hear or believe in.

Jodi quotes President Gordon B. Hinckley:

"Of all the creatures of the almighty there is none more beautiful, none more inspiring than a lovely daughter of God who walks in virtue with an understanding of why she should do so."

Jodi has written a book that we should share with our children; especially our daughters. Today, more than any time in history, we need to spread the word why virtue should be something that we strive for in our lives. I love that this book outlines the many facets of virtue; much more than just sexual purity. For example, here are some of the chapter titles...

-In the World But Not of the World
-The Virtue of God's Word
-The Beauty of Purity, Not Perfectionism
-The Greatest Virtue is Charity
-A Modest Women is Beautiful
-The Body is Sacred and Divine
-Walking Away From Vanity
-The Beauty of Working Together as Sisters in Christ

I wish that I could share with you the many things I felt were written for me to specifically read. Every time I turned the page, something jumped out that made me stop and ponder, "Be happy living your not-so-fairy-tale life." Sad, but I do need that reminder some days to try to be happy while I am "enduring" my trials. I also learned a fabulous new idea, to put together a "Scripture Basket", to help my family try to do a better job with scripture reading.

Believe me when I say, that whatever you are looking for concerning any of the principles related to virtue, it can be found here. I wish that this book could be a companion piece to the Young Women's' manual, now that "Virtue" has been added to the Young Women Theme. This can be found on LDS.org...

A Return to Virtue
"Now is the time for a return to virtue!"

The attribute and value of Virtue has been added to the Young Women theme. "Virtue is a pattern of thought and behavior based on high moral standards. It encompasses chastity and moral purity."

The time has come for the young women of the Church to lead the world in a return to virtue. This is the time to be pure and to qualify for the guidance of the Holy Ghost. In the coming year, it is our desire that all young women and their leaders focus on the meaning of virtue, what young women can do to accept and act upon this value, and how this attribute can strengthen young women as they prepare to be worthy to make and keep sacred covenants and receive temple ordinances.

This all means more to me now that my daughter will be turning 12 soon. I want so much for her to have a happy life and I know that the road to the future is not an easy one. I want her to learn to believe in herself. I want her to learn to love herself. I want her to learn the value of living a good life. I know that I will be using this book for many future discussions that we will be having as Mother and daughter.

I hope that you will read "Women of Virtue". This book is written so you can pick it up and read any chapter that you want, in any order. Jodi's style of writing is easy and free flowing. I also loved how many personal stories she shared throughout the book.

As you read this book, you will feel as I did, that Jodi was inspired from above in writing every page of this book. Jodi Marie Robinson

Feel free to go visit Jodi's blog at http://www.jodimarierobinson.blogspot.com

Her book can be purchased at http://www.cedarfort.com and at http://www.amazon.com .

This book would make a great Christmas present for any women that you know. If you would like a copy of this book before Christmas, enter the drawing to win a copy at "Why Not Because I Said So" blog spot or at "LDS Womens Book Review" blog spot. There is only one copy available and the name will be drawn from the entries placed at both blogs. All that you need to do is comment on this post and you will be entered into the drawing. Good luck! You will have a week to enter the drawing and a winner will be chosen next Tuesday, November 17, 2009.

I want to thank Cedar Fort publishing for sending the free copies of "Women of Virtue" for me and the one lucky winner.

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