Do you need some encouragement in your roles of wife and mother? Queen of the Home is a powerful collection of essays, poetry and quotes that will renew your vision, refresh your spirit and remind you of the might and worth of your calling.
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In past generations the committed homemaker was seen as strong, capable, intelligent, and irreplaceable. She was regarded not only as a crucial part of the home, but as a foundational bulwark of society. She was considered worthy of great honor, appreciation, and respect. Though in recent years feminism has sought to demean this glorious calling, the Bible’s hopeful vision of noble womanhood is one worth reclaiming. Queen of the Home seeks to cast that vision afresh through godly encouragements from writers past and present. This inspiring collection of essays, poetry, and poignant vignettes paints a beautiful picture of what it means for a woman to be a crown to her husband, the monarch of the cradle, and queen of the home, and calls upon daughters to embrace their rewarding role and sacred calling as regal women of God.
Queen of the Home was originally published in hardcover in 2011 but that version is out of print. I’d love to reprint it someday, but the meantime, I’m glad to make this updated and revised ebook version available.
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“Encouragement can come from many sources, and, over the last few weeks, I have been uplifted many times by a little book I am keeping on my bedside table. Queen of the Home, compiled and edited by Jennifer M. McBride, was one of my Christmas presents, and I wish every Christian wife had the privilege of reading this special volume of essays, poetry, and other quotes.
The wisdom shared concerning the honor, nobility, and power of Biblical womanhood builds me up and encourages me in my resolve to be a blessing to my husband. The world says I would bless him more by bringing in a second income, but Queen of the Home reminds me that a wife and mother is replaceable in the job market but irreplaceable to her husband and children.
Just as I would not gulp down a soothingly delicious, hot mug of tea, I am not in any hurry to rush through Queen of the Home. I am reading it one quote or essay at a time and savoring the sips of wisdom within. I know it will be a book I return to many times as my household duties claim more of my energies.
There are so many other things I wish I could say about this little book, but I can’t even begin to do it justice. Nothing can replace actually reading it. I strongly encourage girls and women young and old to find this book and benefit from the godly wisdom Jennifer M. McBride has compiled for our edification.” ~ Elizabeth Pruett, Study. Quiet
” I’ve wanted this book for a long time… And I have not been disappointed. It is a wonderful, encouraging book celebrating Biblical womanhood. I consider it one of my treasures, and I plan on reading it again soon.” ~ Lisa, Olive Plants All Around My Table
“Friends, if you are hungry for some eternal perspective in the difficult task of motherhood and homemaking, this is the book for you. It is a treasure trove full of encouragement and vision. With generous quotes and passages from authors both historic and modern, the book powerfully and boldly inspired me to “keep” a home that reflects God’s grace and goodness.
In a generation that has, sadly, swallowed the lies of feminism and dismissed the role of women in the home as outdated and unneeded, Queen of the Home will remind you of your divine mission: the people that God has called you to serve. The work He has given you to do that will extend to the next generation and beyond.
One aspect of Queen of the Home that I especially enjoyed were the portions of the book addressed to daughters in the family. Called to be strong pillars in a home (Psalm 144:12), daughters are encouraged and exhorted to fear the Lord and esteem purity, modesty and be a blessing to their families.”~ Bambi Moore, In the Nursery of the Nation
“There is a book I have found to be invaluable to my job as a mother. There are several reasons why: It’s perfect for a busy mom who doesn’t have a lot of time to read. The book contains short stories, fabulous quotes and poems that quickly and profoundly inspire in just a few minutes of reading! The vision cast in this book for mothers is so fresh and vivid that one paragraph can change the direction of my day…true story. As there is less and less encouragement for the mother pouring her life into the next generation, this book is like a little cheer-leading section, filled with other mothers who walk beside you, urging you on, giving you strength and renewal for those hard days, and not so hard days. ~ Kelly Crawford, Generation Cedar
“This book has been such an encouragement! If you love your role as a wife and stay at home mom than you should read this book. Or if you have doubts if you are doing the right thing by staying home, this book is for you. It is so beautifully put together. You will be so blessed by this book. I loved it so much I bought one to give to my best friend. I want to keep mine for my daughters to read.” ~ R. Gondek
“I literally am blessed to tears of joy by the book Queen of the Home. I have read many books and enjoyed them, but never have I read a book that comes so close to my heart speaking itself. If my heart could speak it would say what has been written in this book….I could not agree more. Biblically speaking these lovely woman have hit the mark. What encourages me even further is all of the history that is included in this book. Many who have gone before us have also gained enough wisdom to know what true biblical womanhood is. Now, this book is not just for the married woman but also for any aged young lady or girl. They address little girls to big girls.
It seems though the message of His word for women, continually gets swept away by our culture. I am encouraged more than ever to do my part to make an impact. To restore what has been lost, if nothing else at least in my own home…we have something to say, and we must for Him proclaim it.” ~ Jodi Jepson
“I must say this book should be mandatory for every Christian bookshelf. This book gives vision, guidance, hope and encouragement to embrace noble Christian womanhood and reject what the culture has to offer so much so that I am making sure that even my grandchildren get a copy of it–and not just because I have contributed to it–but because the wisdom and vision in it is priceless.” ~ June Fuentes, A Wise Woman Builds Her Home
“This book is a wonderful collection, meant to encourage and inspire wives and mothers. Being a full time wife and mother is hard and amazing all at the same time. This book talks of how important the role of mother is! Not the worlds idea of a mother-who-can-have-it-all, full time job and full time mom. This book encourages the mother who is completely focused on her husband and children, it tells of how important her job is and how much an impact she can have on future generations.” ~ Suzi
“What do you think of when you read the title of this book, Queen of the Home? Do you think, yeah right, Queen Worker Bee maybe. Or do you get prideful and think, hey no one treats me like a queen around here!. Or maybe you realize your value as a homemaker and keeper of the home. I believe Jennifer McBride gathered stories, quotes and essays from the way past up to the present to show Christian women as the Queen of their home, that they indeed are intended as such.
Loved what Jennifer says here ” The godly wife and mother is no household drudge, weak doormat, or mindless parasite. She is a mighty warrior queen who fights righteous battles at her husband’s side and reigns with him over the home and domain God has given them as they work together for Christ’s eternal Kingdom and glory.”
Jennifer takes essays from well know women of the past and shares them with the women today. She also includes women of today with the same vision for women to return to their rightful place as Queen of the home.
Very encouraging and uplifting for women who feel stuck in the drudgery of being a homemaker, rather in the glory of the place God has called them. Excellent compilation of essays, poems and quotes this book will minister to all those called to be the Queen of their Home”. ~ Melanie
“I highly recommend this book to all ladies who long to follow God’s plan for Biblical Womanhood! It is SO encouraging and gives the vision that we need.” ~ Cindy James
Table of Contents:
Foreword: by Jennie Chancey
The King’s Daughters
Queen of the Home
Monarch of the Cradle
The Power of Parenthood
Elizabeth Serven Ten Dolle
Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin