What woman would describe herself as "holy"? And yet, the Lord has commanded us to "practice holiness ... continually." What is the meaning of holiness? How can we become a little more holy day by day? Is that even possible? Or is holiness just a lofty, impossible goal?
In considering these questions, bestselling author Wendy Watson Nelson offered a three-day experiment to several friends. For three days each woman chose one of her normal daily activities and asked herself "How would a holy woman do this?" For example, how would a holy woman handle a conflict, or avoid a conflict? How would she manage a lengthy to-do list? What would she do in difficult situations? And then each woman followed through on the answer. Their experiences are both eye-opening and encouraging as we begin to understand how gifts of the Spirit can help us become the women that the Lord needs us to be. This powerful message will inspire listeners to take their own three-day challenge and discover what the Lord is willing to teach each of us about becoming more holy.Click here to download the sheet music for O Lord, Make Us a Holy People by Victoria Wilcox
This is one of the books I got for Christmas and I'm kicking myself that it took me so long to get to it!
I love the way it's written. It's really short, it's easy to read. But it really made me think. I liked that the author shares experiences of women that she knows in real life. I liked the way their experiences made it easier to apply what she was saying to my own life.
I like that there are places in this book to record your own personal thoughts when you try her three day holy woman experiment. After reading this book, I've been thinking and pondering more about just what it does mean to be a holy woman and about how I can work on being more holy each and every day.
Make sure you read this book. If you do, I want to know what you think about it!
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What started out as an experiment with 6 friends turned into so much more as minds were changed, energy was increased, and hearts were softened.
For just 3 days women were asked to take the "holy woman challenge."
They were to choose just ONE activity a day and ask "what would a holy woman do?"
After three days each woman reported her surprising findings...
And at the end of the book there are a couple of journal pages to report your 3 days of being a holy woman.
So how would a holy woman:
start her day
read to a child
clean the house
serve a neighbor
respond to criticism
Take the challenge :)
I have always enjoyed listening to Wendy, and reading her books. She is a spiritual giant. The message she shared with us in "What Would a Holy Woman Do" has changed my life. After listening to the cd, I find that I ask myself that question more often and in almost every situation of everyday life. It truly does change you. I feel closer to my Savior and my family and love the gospel more. I hope to continue following her counsel. This is a great book for all women.
I enjoy talks and messages that give me the knowledge and tools needed to put what I learn into practice. This message does just that. Several times today I thought how would a holy woman act in different situations. I now feel empowered and know I will successful by asking myself this important question in different areas of my life. Enjoy!