Disciplines of the Beautiful Woman Author:Anne Ortlund Here is a book for women that is personal, convincing, practical; a guidebook without tricks or gimmicks for women who want to live their lives more efficiently and more fully. With charm and humor Anne Ortlund helps women see how they can eliminate the unessential from their everyday lives and have more time and energy for what is really impor... more »tant.
Their are plenty of specific suggestions-hints for managing a schedule, ideas for maintaining a functional wardrobe, thoughts on organizing a desk. Particularly fresh and helpful is Anne's system of keeping a personal notebook, which she outlines in detail. And there are sections on prayer and meditation and discipling that combine practical "hows" with thoughtful and considered "whys."
For Anne is concerned with beauty of the whole woman, beauty that works from the inside out. "Remember," she says "for all your adult life you'll be a woman. And how you live your life as a woman, all by yourself before God, is what makes the real you. Nothing on the exterior can touch or change that precious inner sanctuary--your heart, his dwelling place--unless you let it. And God, who loves you very much, has tailor-made all our outer life-your circumstances, your relationships-to pressure you into becoming that beautiful woman he's planned for you to be."« less