My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife by Sara Horn {Book Review}


My So-Called Life as a Proverbs 31 Wife:

A One-Year Experiment…and Its Surprising Results

By Sara Horn

Author Sara Horn always admired the Proverbs 31 wife, but when she became a busy writer and mother, she deemed this model to be dated and impossible. Or is it? Join Sara as she heads into a one-year domestic experiment and offers full access to see if this biblical model can be embraced by a modern woman—even one who can’t sew.

With humility and humor, Sara sets out to pursue the Proverbs 31 characteristics through immersing herself in all things domestic, but when her family’s situation changes and she must return to a full-time job, she’s forced to look at the Proverbs 31 woman with a whole new viewpoint. Through it all, she and readers discover:

  • what it means to be a godly woman and a wife
  • how investing in family and faith refines priorities as a spouse and a parent
  • how mistakes are opportunities for growth

This thought-provoking, surprising, and entertaining personal account will inspire women to try their own experiments in living out God’s purpose for their lives.

*from Harvest House

My Thoughts:

The title told me that I would enjoy this book. Everything about the cover and the idea of a one-year experiment trying to follow in Martha 31’s (as Sara calls her) shadow seemed ideal for an interesting read and it was.

Sara Horn could have taken a number of angles here. One might expect a “look-how–perfectly-I- kept-my-house,-family,-and life-now-try-to-be-perfect-like-me” approach that would garner readers who would then fall short and feel like failures. She could have decided to deal with topics like baking bread and not wearing spaghetti strap tanks making this book about rules which quite frankly is easy to do. Instead, Sara gave us the “here-is-my-very-real-life” look at how a modern woman attempts to make Proverbs 31 come alive in her life! She tells stories and slowly unveils how she fails, changes, and grows and she ends the book remembering what is most important.

Quotes like, “The Proverbs 31 wife and I don’t get along very well. I don’t appreciate how bad she makes me look.” (pg. 11) and “…I was feeling all domestic in a rebellious sort of way.” kept me laughing as I turned the pages. I enjoyed this quick book finishing in a few days. This is not a study on Proverbs, but a simple journal of sorts presenting one women’s journey through life events that might cause you to open to those verses and see how you might start to challenge yourself.

Have you read any books about being a Proverbs 31 Woman?

I was given this book by Harvest House in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review.


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