In The 500 Hats of a Modern-Day Woman you’ll find strength, purpose, and perspective to balance your many roles—and gain insight into the roles of women around you. With honesty, humor, and practicality, Joyce Ellis helps you see how your roles can fit together to make a difference in your world. Questions for reflection or discussion at the end of each chapter make this book suitable for book clubs and small-group Bible studies as well.
Joyce K. Ellis, award-winning author of more than a dozen books, speaks for women’s groups and retreats across the country and internationally. She and her husband enjoy reading by lakes and rivers and oceans, and spending time with their grown children and delightful, too-quickly-growing grandchildren. They live in suburban Minneapolis, Minnesota.
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I realize that readers are inundated with Christians books about how to manage time and everything we modern women have to do in this fast-paced society, but this is another book like that I would like to recommend. This is an easy-to-read book, and I believe it is just what every busy woman needs. It can be read as an actual Bible study (no previous Bible study experience required), and there is a list of resources at the end of every chapter for further help and reading. The book is organized well, and you can easily find the topics that apply to you. But as the author encourages the reader, it would behoove all women to read each chapter for a better understanding of the women you encounter on a daily basis. The stories shared are applicable, relatable, and often told with a sense of humor.
While I highly recommend this book, I would have preferred an entire chapter on single women. While there are some stories scattered throughout this book that concern singles, divorcees, and widows, I believe that an entire chapter could have helped those of us)myself included) in this growing group. I sometimes struggle to find out where I belong, and I know I would have appreciated this critical inclusion. Perhaps that author herself doesn’t have enough information and experience with this demographic. Notwithstanding, the book is a valuable resource and a quick read.
I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review. I was not financially compensated, and all opinions are 100 percent mine.