Tending Your Gardenby Denise Sproul
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If you have gardened, you know that between the glee of selecting seed for planting and the glory of harvesting are months of grueling labor. For any wife and mother wholeheartedly desiring to see the fruits of righteousness in her home, Tending Your Garden by Denise Sproul (Tolle Lege Press, 2008) brings refreshing encouragement for that task.
Mrs. Sproul drew this collection of essays from her column in Every Thought Captive magazine. For the keeper at home surrounded by a culture loudly opposed to that calling, this book quietly but uncompromisingly challenges Christian women that wisdom comes from fearing God and obeying His commands.
Not just another Christian women’s self-help book, these essays are arranged topically, reflecting the broad range of a wife and mother’s responsibilities to manage her home, enjoy submission to her husband, diligently sanctify her children, experience freedom from anxiety, practice the fruit of the Spirit, and grow in grace. Mrs. Sproul scrupulously grounds these subjects in biblical principles and communicates with her forthright ability to cut to the heart of a matter with insight, simplicity, honesty, and humor. Each article is a pearl of wisdom that will cause considerable self-reflection.
The truths shared in Tending Your Garden not only will renew your hope to have a home that displays the glory of God but also will confirm the joy in doing so.
Denise Sproul went home to be with the Lord on December 18, 2011. The fruit of Tending Your Garden remains evident in her family.