On the Other Side of the Garden of Eden : Biblical Womanhood
Overview - This book is a straight forward, non-apologetic presentation of biblical truths about God's design for womankind and the most important human relationship in most women's life-marriage. On the Other Side of the Garden of Eden provides an uncompromising look at how a wife should complement her unique man. Read more...
More About On the Other Side of the Garden of Eden by Mrs Virginia Ruth Fugate; MR J. Richard Fugate
This book is a straight forward, non-apologetic presentation of biblical truths about God's design for womankind and the most important human relationship in most women's life-marriage. On the Other Side of the Garden of Eden provides an uncompromising look at how a wife should complement her unique man. Its message is based solely on what God's Word teaches about the subject. The previous two editions of this book have been used in thousands of women's Bible studies since 1992. Even though it was designed specifically for women, it has also been increasingly used in couples' classes to strengthen marriages. Husbands, who attend these classes, tend to become more understanding about the complexities of their wife's role and her need for their leadership. This new, third edition has now been expanded to integrate many illustrations given in Virginia's sequel, Victorious Women. Those examples testified about the miraculous results wives experienced in their marriages after applying biblical principles they learned in the previous editions. This edition of On the Other Side of the Garden of Eden only differs from the previous two by the addition of those examples. At times, it may appear that the information given in this book is one-sided because it does not deal with how a husband should act. Contrastingly, it reveals how a wife can live her life to the glory of God, even if her husband never functions as God's Word declares he should. This third edition of the first and second editions of On the Other Side of the Garden incorporates much of the information contained in Virginia's sequel, Victorious Women. Illustrations were provided in that book based on real-life examples of women who had applied God's principles taught in the previous editions. These illustrations will encourage even the most apprehensive woman that she too can benefit from obedience to God's Word; if not here on earth, in eternity. The manuscript is laid out in three sections. Section one states the principles of Christian womanhood solely from the Bible's perspective. It establishes the fact that God created the woman and designed her for His specific purposes. By carefully exploring the Scriptures as it relates to His plan, a woman will clearly discover what it reveals about her uniqueness, importance, responsibilities, and privileges. The second section alerts Christian women to the consistent and intentional attacks against biblical womanhood in America over the past fifty plus years. It then carefully documents the sources of this anti-biblical position. Finally, Section three describes applications for practical living. This section expounds on the biblical foundations presented in section one and applies them to the woman's real life. The On the Other Side of the Garden has been affectionately called, "A Christian woman's basic boot camp," and "The best book I ever cried through." But, it has helped save many marriages and families."