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Temptations Women Face

Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Temptations Women Face

Mary Ellen Ashcroft

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LL AUG96Mary Ellen Ashcroft Mary Ellen Ashcroft maintains that we should look honestly at our temptations and ask what they tell us about ourselves and ourlives. She believes Gods intention is not merely that we flee temptation,but that we be fully redeemed. This incisive book provides practical advice on the way through specific temptations common to women. It tells how women can learn to be real with themselves, others and God - and can beginto build a holy life day by day. 213 pages, from IVP.

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About "Temptations Women Face"

LL AUG96Mary Ellen Ashcroft Mary Ellen Ashcroft maintains that we should look honestly at our temptations and ask what they tell us about ourselves and ourlives. She believes Gods intention is not merely that we flee temptation,but that we be fully redeemed. This incisive book provides practical advice on the way through specific temptations common to women. It tells how women can learn to be real with themselves, others and God - and can beginto build a holy life day by day. 213 pages, from IVP.
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"When I feel like a failure, I look at somebody else and get so envious." "I know why I accumulate nice things and even nice people--to prove that I'm worth something." "Why am I so consumed--even obsessed--with what's trivial instead of what's really important?" Mary Ellen Ashcroft knows about these thoughts and feelings. In this book she writes about where the needs and motivations of women come from, what temptations hook into these needs, and how women can get beyond them. As women, she says, we can find ourselves tempted to: *fill our lives with things *let our anger consume us *focus on food or dieting *believe distortions about sex *get stuck in our dissatisfaction Ashcroft maintains that we should look honestly at our temptations and ask what they tell us about ourselves. She believes God's intention is not simply that we flee temptation, but that we be fully redeemed. This book shows the way through each temptation and how women can day by day begin to build a life pleasing to God.
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"Why am I so consumed with what's trivial instead of what's really important?""When I feel like a failure, I look at somebody else and get so envious.""I know why I accumulate nice things and even nice people--to prove that I'm worth something."Mary Ellen Ashcroft knows firsthand about these thoughts and feelings. In this book she writes about where the needs and motivations of women come from, what temptations hook into these needs and how women can get beyond them. As women, she says, we can find ourselves tempted tofill our lives with thingslet our anger consume usfocus on food or dietingbelieve distortions about sexget stuck in our dissatisfactionAshcroft maintains that we should look honestly at our temptations and ask what they tell us about ourselves. She believes that God's intention is not simply that we avoid, resist or flee temptation, but that we use it to fire our spiritual growth in areas of life we have neglected.Temptations Women Faceshows the way through each temptation and helps us day by day to build a life pleasing to God.
- Publisher

Meet the Author

Mary Ellen Ashcroft

Mary Ellen Ashcroft is professor of English at Bethel College in St Paul, Minnesota, USA, and ordained in the Episcopal Church. Her other books include Temptations Women Face and Balancing Act (both published by Kingsway in the UK). She has travelled to the UK as a speaker and retreat leader, and the text of Women of the Gospels has been produced as a play at Clare College, Cambridge

Table Of Contents

  • Preface
  • Prologue
  • part I: What's The Problem?
  • 1. Women Are Different: Legends & Findings
  • 2. Temptation & Sin From A Woman's Perspective
  • part Ii: Symptoms: Trying To Fill The Aching Gap
  • 3. Trusting Externals To Make Us Feel Good
  • 4. Filling Our Lives With Things
  • 5. Focusing On Food
  • 6. Filling Our Lives With The Trivial
  • 7. Letting Our Anger Consume Us
  • 8. Believing Distortions About Intimacy
  • 9. Believing Distortions About Sex
  • 10. Getting Stuck In Our Dissatisfaction
  • part Iii: Building A Holy Life
  • 11. A Quick Fix For A Holy Life
  • 12. Dead End: Legalism Or License
  • 13. Being Real With Ourselves, Others & God
  • 14. Responsible Belonging In A Community Of Faith
  • Epilogue
  • Appendix--prayers Of Confession
  • Notes

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  • Catalogue Code 62461
  • Product Code 0830813209
  • EAN 9780830813209
  • Pages 213
  • Department General Books
  • Category Women
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Intervarsity Press Usa
  • Publication Date Jul 1993
  • Sales Rank #25261
  • Dimensions 209 x 139 x 15 mm
  • Weight 0.255kg

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