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Imagine where the Church would be today if the men in it were respected as they ought to be by their wives. What power would God unleash through godly men who were respected in their homes? Wives, instead of focus on your husband's problems and shortcomings, look at what you are supposed to be doing yourself.In the Song of Solomon we read, "Like an apple tree among the tre Imagine where the Church would be today if the men in it were respected as they ought to be by their wives. What power would God unleash through godly men who were respected in their homes? Wives, instead of focus on your husband's problems and shortcomings, look at what you are supposed to be doing yourself.In the Song of Solomon we read, "Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons." So what is your perspective when you look at your husband? Is it biblical or does it stem from all those modern lies which surround us? Read by Ellen Helsel.


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Imagine where the Church would be today if the men in it were respected as they ought to be by their wives. What power would God unleash through godly men who were respected in their homes? Wives, instead of focus on your husband's problems and shortcomings, look at what you are supposed to be doing yourself.In the Song of Solomon we read, "Like an apple tree among the tre Imagine where the Church would be today if the men in it were respected as they ought to be by their wives. What power would God unleash through godly men who were respected in their homes? Wives, instead of focus on your husband's problems and shortcomings, look at what you are supposed to be doing yourself.In the Song of Solomon we read, "Like an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my beloved among the sons." So what is your perspective when you look at your husband? Is it biblical or does it stem from all those modern lies which surround us? Read by Ellen Helsel.

30 review for The Fruit of Her Hands AudioBook

  1. 4 out of 5

    Becky Pliego

    Wonderful. I love how biblical and practical Nancy Wilson's book is. Full review on my IG account: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKpU6P6h... Wonderful. I love how biblical and practical Nancy Wilson's book is. Full review on my IG account: https://www.instagram.com/tv/CKpU6P6h...

  2. 5 out of 5

    Katlin

    This book was directed more toward women who were already wives and mothers, but it still gave me, an unmarried young woman, quite a bit to think about and apply. I think that one of the most valuable aspects of the book was that it showed me that the trials and temptations I struggle with now are ever present in the life of a Christian woman. The attitudes I foster about the things I now face will really effect how my marriage and child rearing will go. I get a head start! And if I don't begin This book was directed more toward women who were already wives and mothers, but it still gave me, an unmarried young woman, quite a bit to think about and apply. I think that one of the most valuable aspects of the book was that it showed me that the trials and temptations I struggle with now are ever present in the life of a Christian woman. The attitudes I foster about the things I now face will really effect how my marriage and child rearing will go. I get a head start! And if I don't begin to work on my character now I'll just have that much more to work on later. Now there were a few points that I would disagree with the author on, but I found so much helpful information throughout the book. I would say that this one is a keeper.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Abigail Weaver

    Excellent read. Nancy Wilson is precise, perceptive, challenging and encouraging at the same time. She does a great job handling temptations and challenges specific to women by providing Biblical wisdom and insight into how to be a God honoring and fulfilled wife and mother. Although the book is written to married ladies, Mrs. Wilson provides practical wisdom to women in all walks of life. I especially appreciate how she cuts through preconceived ideas and assumptions and challenges us to realiz Excellent read. Nancy Wilson is precise, perceptive, challenging and encouraging at the same time. She does a great job handling temptations and challenges specific to women by providing Biblical wisdom and insight into how to be a God honoring and fulfilled wife and mother. Although the book is written to married ladies, Mrs. Wilson provides practical wisdom to women in all walks of life. I especially appreciate how she cuts through preconceived ideas and assumptions and challenges us to realize fully our created purpose and potential.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Caitlin

    I highly respect Nancy Wilson and enjoy some of her podcasts, but I felt this book heaped a load of commands on the heads of Christian women and added unbiblical ideas to the biblical idea of the husband being the head. I for sure gleaned some good tips and reminders as a woman, and the book spurred on some good conversation, but I would never encourage anyone to read this.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Leanne

    This wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I liked what the author had to say about submission and respecting your husband. I didn't agree with the idea that a wife cannot have any ministry or employment that is distinct from her husband, but the author presented her case and gave backup for it, so it was thought-provoking none the less. A few off the cuff remarks made me wince... like fears are simply sin because of not trusting God enough. To me, that falls into the same category as s This wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I liked what the author had to say about submission and respecting your husband. I didn't agree with the idea that a wife cannot have any ministry or employment that is distinct from her husband, but the author presented her case and gave backup for it, so it was thought-provoking none the less. A few off the cuff remarks made me wince... like fears are simply sin because of not trusting God enough. To me, that falls into the same category as saying that if you're sick, it's because there is sin in your life. Rubbish! There was more that I shook my head at, and if I were to rate this book solely on the basis of what I agreed with, I would have rated it lower. I rated it as I did because it made me think, which is more than I can say for a lot of the books out there!

  6. 4 out of 5

    Samantha

    I don't even know how to begin to review this book.Rotten fruit. I honestly couldn't believe some of the archaic thinking that I read in this book. I agree with the premise of respecting one's husband, but the "all women belong in the home"/ "women can't have their own ministry, but must be under their husband's" mentality of the author left a bad taste in my mouth. I don't even know how to begin to review this book.Rotten fruit. I honestly couldn't believe some of the archaic thinking that I read in this book. I agree with the premise of respecting one's husband, but the "all women belong in the home"/ "women can't have their own ministry, but must be under their husband's" mentality of the author left a bad taste in my mouth.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Leah

    I love this book!

  8. 4 out of 5

    Mary A

    This was a great little book, one that only took a few hours to read but had so many deep thoughts in it that I will need to come back to it again and again. I found this book very challenging in the best way possible. Nancy pointed out sins I didn't even realize that I had but now they seem so obvious. And she doesn't just focus on sins of outward appearance; this isn't just one woman's list of personal rules-- they are sins of the heart, based on God's word. Having her example as a godly older This was a great little book, one that only took a few hours to read but had so many deep thoughts in it that I will need to come back to it again and again. I found this book very challenging in the best way possible. Nancy pointed out sins I didn't even realize that I had but now they seem so obvious. And she doesn't just focus on sins of outward appearance; this isn't just one woman's list of personal rules-- they are sins of the heart, based on God's word. Having her example as a godly older woman really makes me feel like it is possible and, what's more, hopeful that God will work on these sins as I give them up to him. I feel excited about how God can change me in my marriage and family, and this conviction was the first step. I especially liked the chapter on not confusing "principles" vs. "methods". I think this concept will prove to be very helpful as I wade through all the choices that a young mother has to make, and ensuring I don't ruin my friendships in the process. I also learned a lot about what it means to respect my husband, which is so important because the world we live in is so anti-respect; I realized that my version of respect isn't quite up to God's standard, yet. Nancy is an extremely challenging and convicting writer, and that is something that all young women need in their lives. I am thankful for this book and her ministry.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anna

    There's enough convicting points in this book to last any wife a lifetime, and yet it's a short read. Wilson isn't flowery in her writing. She simply presents the case, backs it up with Scripture, and says "go and do likewise." I will be using this book in counseling other women, and as a regular refresher for my own life and marriage. Wilson covers many aspects of marriage that most writers are afraid to broach because of the hostile, feminist culture in which we live: respecting your husband, There's enough convicting points in this book to last any wife a lifetime, and yet it's a short read. Wilson isn't flowery in her writing. She simply presents the case, backs it up with Scripture, and says "go and do likewise." I will be using this book in counseling other women, and as a regular refresher for my own life and marriage. Wilson covers many aspects of marriage that most writers are afraid to broach because of the hostile, feminist culture in which we live: respecting your husband, being a "keeper at home", cultivating a quiet spirit, etc. It's a great read, but only if you're looking to change yourself, not your husband. Four stars, only because the writing is a bit choppy. Content wise, I give it five stars.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Marliss Bombardier

    This is a difficult book to read--very convicting. I agreed with it all.

  11. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Jardon

    This book was so good. One of the better books I've read in a long time. It has very basic biblical truths about what being a woman of the word looks like in reference to marriage and the role of a woman in her home. I love how simple and straightforward Nancy writes, there's no empty words and fluffiness (is that a word?) to it just plain and simple this is what the Bible says and here's how we must live in obedience to it. I went underlining crazy I nearly underlined the whole book it was so g This book was so good. One of the better books I've read in a long time. It has very basic biblical truths about what being a woman of the word looks like in reference to marriage and the role of a woman in her home. I love how simple and straightforward Nancy writes, there's no empty words and fluffiness (is that a word?) to it just plain and simple this is what the Bible says and here's how we must live in obedience to it. I went underlining crazy I nearly underlined the whole book it was so good! I want to re-read it and re-read it and re-read it again! and give all my friends copies!!!

  12. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    This would be one of those books that you could reread with some frequency and learn something each time. I wish I had have read it several years ago, but I am grateful to have read it now and not continued to have it in my “to be read” stack. There is a lot of wisdom, a lot of conviction, and a lot of encouragement here. Especially greatful for the chapter on Principles vs Methods and the practical advice when it comes to respect.

  13. 4 out of 5

    Sara Shipley

    I came upon this book in a used book store. I feel like I found a diamond in the rocks. I just got married a little over a year ago, a have been blessed to have Titus 2 woman in my life. I it was easy to take in what Nancy Wilson was writing because it was constantly backed up with scripture.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Bethanie Brayley

    A very good book giving what I see as the beautiful, biblical woman! I appreciate Nancy's boldness, kindness and clarity in expressing things that our culture at large despises. This is a great "refer to" kind of book, and great for discussion with a group. A very good book giving what I see as the beautiful, biblical woman! I appreciate Nancy's boldness, kindness and clarity in expressing things that our culture at large despises. This is a great "refer to" kind of book, and great for discussion with a group.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Bambi Moore

    This is one I should probably read yearly and I wish I had read it years ago. It explains a wife’s submission so beautifully but the book touches on many other areas of Christian womanhood. No fluff here, just straightforward truth.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Megan Chapman

    To the point wisdom on biblical womanhood.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I read this with my book club. It offered wisdom from a seasoned wife and mother on how to perform our roles to the glory of God. I found the advice and admonitions helpful to me. I did disagree with her on a couple of points, but overall I needed these reminders of what I am to be doing. It is a lay down my life for others situation and this message will not be told in our culture and sadly not even in the church very often.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Christina

    Challenging and encouraging! Loved this!

  19. 5 out of 5

    Belle

    Honoring Christ in all of life - from waiting to marriage to home making to raising children to caring for our parents. This is a short and wonderful read for women desiring to honor God in every area of life.

  20. 5 out of 5

    Brian

    Why on earth am I reading Nancy Wilson? I'm not the target audience. The explanation is simple: we're putting out a slightly revised version of the Family Series very soon, and I proofed the new edition for errors. So here I am, a fish out of water, and as such if some woman comes up to me and says, "You know, you may like this book, but you didn't understand..." I'll be open minded. That said, I was encouraged by this little book. A lot of wisdom here, as with Doug's books, and I do need to say, Why on earth am I reading Nancy Wilson? I'm not the target audience. The explanation is simple: we're putting out a slightly revised version of the Family Series very soon, and I proofed the new edition for errors. So here I am, a fish out of water, and as such if some woman comes up to me and says, "You know, you may like this book, but you didn't understand..." I'll be open minded. That said, I was encouraged by this little book. A lot of wisdom here, as with Doug's books, and I do need to say, as an insider, that the family is very consistent with what they preach. Nancy knows women temptations to grumble, gossip, and ruminate quite well. A lot of it wasn't my business, really, but the stuff on not introspecting at 11pm was indeed helpful and could have helped me years ago. Anyway, I highly recommend this book.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Racheal Fernandez

    Great encouragement for the wife! Such a good biblical based message to wives. It gave me both hope & faith! I highly recommend this book to any Christian wife!

  22. 4 out of 5

    Mary Ann

    I was initially irritated by Wilson's assertion that women in general want practical knowledge and are not interested in theology. I am much more interested in theology than my hubby! However, my role as mother and caretaker makes me cry out to God for help b/c it is not "natural" for me to be focused on tasks. My mind is distracted by thoughts, ideas and dreams. I have to intentionally take my thoughts captive, allow God to set my priorities and take action out of love for my God and family. H I was initially irritated by Wilson's assertion that women in general want practical knowledge and are not interested in theology. I am much more interested in theology than my hubby! However, my role as mother and caretaker makes me cry out to God for help b/c it is not "natural" for me to be focused on tasks. My mind is distracted by thoughts, ideas and dreams. I have to intentionally take my thoughts captive, allow God to set my priorities and take action out of love for my God and family. Home making is not second nature for me! For me, listening to music or teaching tapes helps free me to do the dull tasks of housekeeping. The chapter entitled "Principles and Methods" is worth the price of the book! The difference b/w Biblical priciples and the methods for carrying out the priciples is often the heart of conflict among believers. As a woman who desires wholeheartedly to follow Christ and love my family, I am sometimes judged for doing things "differently" from others. How we educate and feed our children can be so controversial! I appreciate the author's sage advise to have a gracious, nonjudgemental heart. The priciple is that parents are responsible for these things, the methods will vary and grace allows for that. We do not work in order to be justified. We must remember that our methods are our choice for how we honor God's priciples and not confuse them with the principles themselves.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kelly

    Oct 2019 re-read with a discussion group (one chapter a week). Lots of good stuff here. Only a few disagreements, and they're fairly minor (one thing in particular that came up more than once is discussing anxiety/suffering/persecution/God's sovereignty without talking about the Psalms at all. Very odd!) ETA: Remembered another odd bit: the last chapter had a section about widowhood wherein Nancy said that Christ, as the husband of the church, is also the husband of each member of the body. This wo Oct 2019 re-read with a discussion group (one chapter a week). Lots of good stuff here. Only a few disagreements, and they're fairly minor (one thing in particular that came up more than once is discussing anxiety/suffering/persecution/God's sovereignty without talking about the Psalms at all. Very odd!) ETA: Remembered another odd bit: the last chapter had a section about widowhood wherein Nancy said that Christ, as the husband of the church, is also the husband of each member of the body. This would make Him the husband of every man who is a Christian, which is at best really weird.

  24. 4 out of 5

    CJ Bowen

    Chock full of biblical wisdom and encouragement for women, and since it's biblical, it is of no small value to the man, either. Reading this book made me so very thankful for the wife God has given me. I was struck on this read-through by the presence of the Puritans - Burroughs, Watson, and some others wander through the pages adding depth and capping off arguments with the mot juste. Mrs. Wilson has drawn from deep wells, and the cool water she has brought up is very refreshing. Chock full of biblical wisdom and encouragement for women, and since it's biblical, it is of no small value to the man, either. Reading this book made me so very thankful for the wife God has given me. I was struck on this read-through by the presence of the Puritans - Burroughs, Watson, and some others wander through the pages adding depth and capping off arguments with the mot juste. Mrs. Wilson has drawn from deep wells, and the cool water she has brought up is very refreshing.

  25. 4 out of 5

    Hannah

    This book was useful in the way that eating your greens and cleaning the bathroom is useful. It was highly convicting, but also pretty depressing. I can't help thinking that a little encouragement to help the rebuke go down could have been thrown in, without sapping the book of its power, but maybe that's just me kicking back at the pricks. http://shakespeareswife.blogspot.co.u... This book was useful in the way that eating your greens and cleaning the bathroom is useful. It was highly convicting, but also pretty depressing. I can't help thinking that a little encouragement to help the rebuke go down could have been thrown in, without sapping the book of its power, but maybe that's just me kicking back at the pricks. http://shakespeareswife.blogspot.co.u...

  26. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Berry (Ripple)

    I couldn't absorb the Truth in its words quick enough--that is to say (in the least) it was wonderful. Its one of those books that reminds you of your always-present need of learning and growing spiritually. This book helps guide you in practical and real life situations while exhorting the depth and mystery of our solid foundation which is Christ. I couldn't absorb the Truth in its words quick enough--that is to say (in the least) it was wonderful. Its one of those books that reminds you of your always-present need of learning and growing spiritually. This book helps guide you in practical and real life situations while exhorting the depth and mystery of our solid foundation which is Christ.

  27. 5 out of 5

    Gregory

    Very helpful! I read this in college, but it went over my head. Now, after being married for a few years, it's immensely more meaningful. We know the Wilsons personally, and Nancy practices what she preaches. Very helpful! I read this in college, but it went over my head. Now, after being married for a few years, it's immensely more meaningful. We know the Wilsons personally, and Nancy practices what she preaches.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tracie

    Reading this with a sweet friend--who is newly engaged! I'm not sure what I think quite yet--I agree with some of it...and am unsure of what I make of the author's tone. Time will tell... The further I got into the book, the more I appreciated what the author had to say. Reading this with a sweet friend--who is newly engaged! I'm not sure what I think quite yet--I agree with some of it...and am unsure of what I make of the author's tone. Time will tell... The further I got into the book, the more I appreciated what the author had to say.

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ceira

    A helpful handbook for wives, written with a refreshing Biblical perspective. Nancy Wilson gives wise warnings against many of the modern lies that inundate women in our culture today, and lays out the beautiful, truly freeing plan God gave us in His word.

  30. 5 out of 5

    Brandi

    I have read this through at different times in my life/marriage, and it is amazing how I see a new perspective as I am older. Always a great read to remind yourself of your original goals as a wife/woman. Thankful for women like Mrs Wilson who write/speak the truth in love.

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