Monday, December 13, 2010

The Beauty of Modesty ~ David and Diane Vaughan

The Beauty of Modesty is a wonderful guide for mothers and daughters to read through as they aspire to become and remain modest in a culture that rejects everything that glorifies God including a modest appearance.

A few of the chapters and their agendas:

' Worldview and Wardrobe'
In the world today we are seeing at an alarming rate, immodesty within the Church, and with immodesty comes " symptoms of other problems". This chapter focuses on the utter disaster our culture has brought as it has slowly gotten away with introducing minds to unthinkable photos, movies, and perverse talk. It is now " normal" for a girl's purity to be gone by age fifteen. We may think "Well things haven't always been this bad", they have, just not as bold. As a nation established as a Christian nation we should stand up for the abominable actions going on within the culture, within teens, and within the Church.

"When a culture- our culture- adopts the ideology of secularism and moral relativism, then perverse results will naturally follow." Beauty of Modesty
'Women Professing Godliness':
We may call ourselves women with all godliness, but do our actions and words say the same thing? Are we provoking the opposite gender? Are we considering our brothers in Christ "with all purity"? Are we making sure we do not put ourselves in inappropriate conversation or situations with our brothers in Christ?
We represent Christ, and in so doing everything we do represents our beliefs.

"Words are like plucked feathers. Once cast into the wind they can't be recovered. The wise person studies how to answer." Beauty of Modesty

"And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him." ( Colossians 3:17)

Noah Webster's definition of modesty:
"That lowly temper which accompanies a moderate estimate of one's own worth and importance. This temper when natural, springs in some measure from timidity, and in young and inexperienced persons, is allied to bashfulness and diffidence. In persons who have seen the world, and lost their natural timidity, modesty springs no less from principle than from feeling, and is manifested by retiring, unobtrusive manners, assuming less to itself than others are willing to yield, and conceding to others all due honor and respect, or even more than they expect or require.. "

I really enjoyed this book. It had a profound impact on the way I look at the culture and perversity within modesty. Well written, the chapters get right to the point, and there are many quotations of various authors. I would give this book five out of five stars.

Violence: None
Indecency: This would not be a book for younger girls or men, as there are subjects talking about sexual purity and inappropriate messages from the world.
Language: None
Age Interest: 16- Adult
My Rating: 4 our of 5

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Melanie said...

I recently read this book and thoroughly enjoyed it! Thanks for sharing about it with others. :)

Kait said...


My name is Kait and I am a fellow blogger, book reviewer, and photographer. My mom has been reading your blog for a loooong time now and has always said that you and I are like twins! Haha

Anyway, I found it kind of funny that we are both photographers, book reviewers, and come from large families(Number 8 is due in February over here).

I look forward to reading more of your blog!


Kait said...

Oops I meant my mom has been reading YOUR MOM'S blog for a long time now. ;-)

Kim M. said...

I've been wanting to read that book. Thanks for the review:

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Pamela said...

I'm happy to know about this book. I get many questions and strive to answer them with the clairty of the the Bible. It's good to know of a book to recommend.