Monday, August 13, 2012

Pursuit of Proverbs 31 Book Review!

Author Amy Bayliss departs from a rigid 'formula for success' apporach in favor of "a look into the heart of God and the reality of those words in the Bible."  Definitely NOT your typical look at Proverbs 31!

Pursuit of Proverbs 31"Yet even in the midst of wearing the Superwoman cape I echoed the questions that have plagued the hearts and minds of so many:
  • Why can't I get it right?
  • How can I find more time to get it all done?
  • Why isn't God helping me?"

 Pursuit of Proverbs 31 is a guide that is meant to be a launching pad for "greater study and self-discovery."  It is suggested to the reader to be armed with colored pencils, notepad and Bible and read through the whole book first.  Afterwards, prayer is encouraged for direction as to which section(s) of the book the Lord desires you to work through.

This study not only looks at Proverbs 31, but also at wide array of pertinent scripture throughout the Bible.  With study techniques included as well, this certainly is an interesting way to learn more about the Proverbs 31 woman!

The sections on "Your Relationship with Your Husband", "Practical Ways to Manage the Home" and "Making a Family Mission Statement" really spoke to my spirit!  And, the section on doing away with a pre-programmed list of priorities in favor of God's DAILY priorities was life changing for me!

I have enjoyed the wisdom gleaned from this first read through.  I am equally enthusiastic with anticipation in going through certain sections a second time around.

If you are wanting a different approach to the Proverbs 31 woman without the guilt and short-comings, this study is definitely for you!

Who is Amy Bayliss?

"Amy Bayliss, then Amy Grant, began blogging in 2005. Since that time she has trail blazed through the blog scene co-founding and propelling online retreats like Homemaker’s Challenge, and her personal website:Cajun Joie de Vivre. She also brought to the table an innovative way for bloggers and their readers to connect by establishing online conferences and workshops through A Woman Inspired, HOTM Conferences, and DIY Ministry. She has been featured Woman’s Day Magazine, Inside Out Programming, and was the feature story and cover girl for CWO Magazine in August of 2008.

Currently, she is a regular columnist or contributing writer to the following publications: Sisters in Bloom, RooMag by Candace Cameron Bure,The Better Mom, and A Martha Heart.

Amy is the author of Pursuit of Proverbs 31 and Do It Yourself Online Ministry. She is now wife to Ryan and mom to four rambunctious boys that range in age from 18 months to 15 years. They reside in Cajun Country where they worship and serve under Healing Place Church."

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book to review. I was not required to write a positive review nor was I compensated in any other way. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC Regulations. I am part of The CWA Review Crew.


  1. What a fun way to have school! Looks like everyone had fun in Science. Flying Creatures, etc. what age levels would you recommend those Science books for? I'm considering Exploring Creation With Human Anatomy for my 7th Grader.

    1. OOPS! Looks like your comment made it onto the wrong post.

      Flying Creatures is recommended for grades 1-6 :-)

      Thanks for stopping by!