"O great, another book for women about women and work written by women.I confess I was judging a book by its cover and the title. I've read many books about women, should they work outside the home? should they stay home? the questions for women today about work usually boil down to those two questions. Having made my choice twenty-eight years ago I wasn't inclined to read another book on the topic. The book was released earlier this year and a few weeks ago there was a one day sale on the e-book version. I opened my purse reasoning I could spare the $0.99. Little did I know it would the best less than a dollar I've spent this year. My first assumptions on this book were proven wrong in the first few pages. McCulley is single and a proud aunt. Her friend Nora who wrote with her works as a health consultant and is married with two children. This book is written from two different perspectives which I found to be the best part of this book. Their stories are intertwined throughout. This quote early in the book sealed the deal in me finishing it.
Women should work and work hard everyday to the glory of God in the home and in the marketplace.Their reason for writing a book on work and success
To help women in all stages of life think clearly about the God-given gifts and opportunities they have, and how to invest those individual and specific situations in light of eternity.As I write this review, I think of my mom, who was wife and mother all her life. She was a farmer's wife, working in the garden, canning all summer, taking care of three girls and investing her life in her family. To this day she works very hard. The Measure of Success is divided into three sections
- The story of work which I found fascinating. The authors trace the story of work through its history and culture.
- The theology of work. Who knew work and theology go hand in hand?
- The life cycle of work, helping the reader to apply all work principles to all seasons and stages of a woman's life.