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Honey for a woman's heart : growing your world through reading great books

by Hunt, Gladys, 1926-

Format: Print Book 2002
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
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Bethel Park Public Library Nonfiction 028.9 HU
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Nonfiction
 
Call Number  028.9 HU
 
 
Monroeville Public Library Non-fiction 028.9 H
Location  Monroeville Public Library
 
Collection  Non-fiction
 
Call Number  028.9 H
 
 
Summary

Vibrates with encouragement for women who want to explore and enjoy the world of books Gladys Hunt, long-time advocate of reading and author of the cherished Honey for a Child's Heart, has written this new book for busy women who want a wider worldview and stimulus for intellectual and emotional growth. Honey for a Woman's Heart explores: * The wonder of words, language, and reading * What good books offer thoughtful readers * What makes a good book * The value of reading fiction * Best books in genres of fiction, nonfiction, spirituality, and poetry * How to enjoy the best of books: the Bible * The pleasure of sharing books with others * Something for everyone, no matter what age or reading experience * Recommendations for over 500 books to enjoy Pleasant words are a honeycomb, sweet to the soul and healing to the bones. Proverbs 16:24

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The author of the parenting staple Honey for a Child's Heart expands her role to become a chatty adviser for Christian women interested in exploring the literary world. Hunt's passion for books is infectious as she discourses on a broad range of issues from "Why Read?" to the classics, genre fiction, nonfiction, book groups, poetry, the Bible, making time to read and a host of related topics. As well as listing her choices for best books in each of the categories she discusses, Hunt adds recommendations from outside sources (including editors, housewives, librarians and Mitford maven Jan Karon), which are boxed on the pages. The resulting compilation of titles resembles a list one might obtain from a well-read book group. Hunt also tackles some of the touchier issues for conservative Christian readers, such as the value of reading selected books that contain profanity and sexual situations. There's homespun wisdom ("It's a good rule to never pronounce judgments on books you haven't read"), as well as moral commentary (Hunt calls Snow Falling on Cedars "beautifully written, but with some unnecessary sexual scenes"). Interspersed throughout the text are her effusive accolades such as "My all-time favorite" or "that title is the best!" Hunt's gushy asides are easily pardoned because they're just one part of her unbridled enthusiasm. It's a satisfyingly eclectic mix for book junkies, which doubles as an introduction to reading for the reluctant reader. "The right thing said in the right way, ah, that's the delight of good books," writes Hunt. There's much to delight in here. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Women -- Books and reading.
Books and reading -- Religious aspects -- Christianity.
Publisher Grand Rapids, Mich. :Zondervan,2002
Language English
Description 208 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
ISBN 0310238463
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