Feisty and Feminine – A Book Review



I just finished reading a great book called, Feisty and Feminine by Penny Young Nance.  Penny is the President of Concerned Women for America which was founded by one of my heroes, Beverly LaHaye!

I had read about this book being published and put it on my list of books to buy as soon as it was available for purchase.  A sweet friend gave me a copy and I read it in about three sittings.  Feisty and Feminine was a hard book to put down.

If you are a conservative woman and you are concerned about the direction that our country is going, this book is for you!

Penny Nance covers several important issues in easy to understand detail.  Issues such as:

The Devaluation of Women

Sexual Assault and Politics

Marriage and True Tolerance

Abortion and the Sanctity of Life

The Real War Against Women

The Rise of Islamic Extremism and the Need to Fight Back

Beyond Our Borders: Why Israel Matters to Christians

You will want to save this book and use as a refresher and a reference when things come up that you may not understand and need clarification on what is going on.  I will for sure keep my copy handy.  It’s hard sometimes to stay on top of the many issues going on in our world.  When you listen to the media and the so many people who have a different point of view, you can lose your focus and forget the practicality of the issue at hand.

I love how she refers to women as, Esther Women.  If you know the story of Queen Esther, you know that she saved a nation by being concerned about the destroying of her people and then taking action and doing something about it.  It was serious to her just as we are serious about our country.

Beverly LaHaye has always taught that in a woman’s life are seasons and we can’t do everything at once.  I love the way Penny takes an entire chapter and explains how important it is to not judge others for what they are doing or, what they are not doing.  We don’t know what season of life other’s are in.  We do know what season of life we are in and what we are capable of doing. What is important to know is; Are we doing what we are called to do?

After reading this book, you may find the one issue that you want to be vocal about.  Being vocal can mean one thing to you and something different for someone else.  It may be getting involved in a prayer group, writing letters to your congressmen, getting involved in politics, making aware issues that concern you to your friends and family. We are the only ones that know what we can do at this moment in time.  We all can be informed and gain more knowledge on issues. That is why you might need to read this book!

I do hope you read, Feisty and Feminine and then ask God what He wants you to gain from it and if there is something He wants you to do about it.  Peggy also has a study guide that you can download from her site.  Click here if you would like to download the study guide.

I love this quote Penny shared by Dietrich Bonhoeffer, who called on the church to stand against the Nazis.  “Silence in the face of evil is itself evil: God will not hold us guiltless. Not to speak is to speak.  Not to act is to act.”

What is it that concerns you the most in our country?

Is there something you can do to make your voice heard and to make a difference?





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