I recently had the opportunity to read and review an ebook titled How To Build A Strong Christian Home by June Fuentes. Before sharing my thoughts, I would like to share a quote that every woman ought to consider –
The woman who makes a sweet, beautiful home, filling it with love and prayer and purity, is doing something better than anything else her hands could find to do beneath the skies.
~ J.R. Miller
Have you ever visited someone in their house and it just didn’t feel like a home? Maybe there was a nervous tension in the atmosphere that made you feel unwelcome. Maybe the hosts were welcoming but the house was cluttered and untidy, making you feel like you couldn’t really relax.
A home is one of the most influential places on this earth. And I think most people would agree that the wife/mother is the most influential person in the home! Most of the responsibility for “setting the tone” falls on her. You are probably familiar with the old adage – “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy”, and you would probably agree that it is very true!
In How To Build A Strong Christian Home, Mrs. Fuentes provides wonderful inspiration for those who would like to do just that! While this book is geared toward married women, I very much enjoyed reading it and would highly recommend it for any woman, married or unmarried.
Mrs. Fuentes begins the book by sharing a glimpse into a typical American home today, complete with statistics that show the deterioration of family home life. She then proceeds to share some ways that we can avoid these statistics by making our homes into places that reflect the fruits of the Holy Spirit that should permeate our lives. She discusses things like education in the home, the husband/wife relationship, discipling children and shepherding their hearts, leaving a legacy, making memories and gracious hospitality, ministering as a family, how not to tear down your home, and much more!
Woven throughout the book are lovely inspirational quotes, applicable Scripture passages, and personal experiences of the author. I appreciate that the content is appropriate for ladies of all ages and that younger girls can be easily understood and comprehend the wisdom that is shared. At the end of each chapter are several “challenge questions” that can be used on a personal level, or even in a group study setting. And speaking of group studies, Mrs. Fuentes offers discount bundles for studies – you can find out more information on the website. On a practical note, this ebook is 90 pages long and typed in fairly large font that is easy to read.
Personally, this book inspired me to consider various aspects of what it means to be a successful keeper of the home. Not only did it give me ideas for when I have my own home one day, but I also found practical advice and suggestions that can be useful even to unmarried women. After all, each of us have homes right now! Some of us may have our own home and others may live with their families, but all of us can learn how to invest into our homes and the people that live in them. All of us should take responsibility for the entertainment that influences our lives. All of us can learn how to prepare tasty meals and decorate a home. We may not have children to train, but many of us have younger siblings whom we can teach and for whom we should be setting a good example. We may not have husbands yet, but we can learn respect and submission in our relationships with our Fathers, as well as our spiritual Bridegroom – our Savior. Each of us is leaving a legacy … it is up to us to make it a blessing or a curse.
How To Build A Strong Christian Home is available via PDF, Kindle and Nook! Mrs. Fuentes has offered to give away a PDF copy to one of our readers! If you would like a chance to win it, please enter through the rafflecopter below.