"The choices we make change
the story of our life." ©
Monday, January 23, 2006
On January 22, 1973 a landmark decision was made that changed the course of our nation. Countless articles and opinions have been written since about the Roe Versus Wade decision. Six Justices wrote opinions for Roe v. Wade. Altogether they verge on eighty pages in length. Here are the six opinions edited for brevity:
However, for those of you interested in how this decision has played out in the lives of women from a Christian worldview, please allow me to share my recent book with you.
My newest book is shipping to book stores as we speak. From Bethany House Publishers, it's called: I CAN'T DO IT ALL - BREAKING FREE FROM THE LIES THAT CONTROL US. Co-written with bestselling fiction author Tracie Peterson and Dianne O'Brian, the non-fiction book highlights societal lies women have bought into as seen through the eyes of three multi-generational women.
Reviews are already coming in about my chapter on abortion. In recognition of the Roe v Wade decision (January 22, 1973) I will be featuring excerpts from this powerful chapter daily on my blog. The first part of the chapter will appear tomorrow.
Here’s what the media is saying about this new book.
Satan's utmost desire is to deceive us, to keep us distanced from our relationship with God. He does this through propagating lies that in time become acceptable truth to us. (Allison Bottke, p. 53)
Tracie Peterson, Allison Bottke, and Dianne O'Brian debunk fourteen of these lies in I Can't Do It All! Using revealing anecdotes and Scripture, they describe how the world's lies have become powerful even in the lives of Christians, explore the devastating effects, and consider what Christians can do about it in their lives. These lies have become commonplace, insidious, and destructive throughout our society.
Bottke confronts the ideas that:
1. I need (fill in the blank) to make me happy.
2. I can make my own truth.
3. I must be thin to be happy.
4. It's my choice. (a powerful chapter on abortion)
In most chapters, the writer has experienced the power of the lie in her own life, and reveals something from her experience. Through anecdotes and reasoning, the reader is compelled to identify how the lies have affected her own life. Peterson, Bottke, and O'Brian have a good emphasis on prosperity not equaling godliness, and an excellent chapter on abortion. They also discuss the prevalence of sexual immorality among professing Christians.
Though the book is most appropriate for women, men would gain much also from it. Each chapter ends with questions which make the book suitable for personal or group study. It could prove very helpful for a teenage girls' Sunday school or Bible study also. -- Debbie W. Wilson, Christian Book Previews.com
Read the full review here. Christian Book Reviews
Please come back tomorrow for Part One of our six day coverage of the chapter titled: IT’S MY CHOICE from the book, I CAN'T DO IT ALL.
And that’s what’s on my mind today.