I received this book for a fair review.
Overview: Could motherhood be a little bit more important than we, as a whole, were taught or shown? Mrs. Davis seems to think so.
Story Telling: Mrs. Davis put forth her argument concisely, and with great single-mindedness.
Likes: Here is a good look at one of the reasons a woman should be proud to be a mother. Mrs. Davis also tries to encourage the young mothers that might pick this book up.
Dislikes: I have a couple of things against some of the ideas espoused here. First of all, Mrs. Davis strongly implies that there is no reason for a woman of marrying age to wait any length of time before she has children. Question. What if she is unable to have a child, nor can she afford to adopt? Or what if she hasn’t found her spouse? Must these women feel like they aren’t fulfilling the Will of God in their lives?
My other problem is the fact that Mrs. Davis implies that a young mother should spend most of all her extra time with Christian mothers. What about the rest of the women that need some encouragement?
Favorite Scene: My favorite part was the fact that Mrs. Davis does encourage women, to look at children as a blessings and not curses.
Conclusion: This is a good book to show women how motherhood can be a great joy. It’s just not going to help everyone. Each situation is different, and those involved in those cases should be the ones who make these decisions.