Thursday, July 12, 2007
So Much More
I didn't realize my sweet husband was a step ahead of me and already ordered the book So Much More by Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin, a book I commited to read as a result of this conversation. It arrived yesterday.
First impressions: Very beautiful, quality book. It's much nicer than it looks in the picture, and feels good in the hand.
It's heavily footnoted, which at first gives the impression that it's well-researched. However, even a casual flip through revealed that many, if not most of the works cited are from Vision Forum, the book's publisher, or Ladies Against Feminism, a ministry that works closely with Vision Forum. This is relevant simply because it reveals that much of their "research" comes from within their own organization.
A few pages in, I find that they have many wonderful things to say, and compelling philosophical arguments for the rebuilding of the traditional family. I've been on the same page as the Botkin girls regarding this issue for years. My concern is how they determine this must play out on a practical level, and how they use scripture to support their view. That's what I'm anxious to find out. I'll write more as I get deeper into the book.