I know there are 2 kinds of criticism–constructive and the other kind. I don’t really like either one. And I don’t always receive it well. I’m working on this. My husband is really good at making sure his criticism is constructive, or not even criticism at all–just helpful advice and insights. I prefer to be right, to be thought well of, to never, ever be criticized. But, I do realize it’s good for me–especially when I take it like I should and use what I’ve learned to help me grow into a better person.
Anyway, my stomach is churning a little after reading this. (the first review on the page) If you don’t feel like going there, I’ll summarize for you. Someone bought my book (possibly from Amazon.com), read part of it, and decided that my theology was way off, so she didn’t finish it.
Her last sentence reads, “I personally don’t know of anywhere in scripture that it encourages us to be anything but open and honest….and her methods often suggest keeping things from our husband and not being transparent in every way….which is very popular theology in today’s church….yet one I disagree with.”
Hmmm…I’m not quite sure what she’s saying. I can’t remember writing anything to the effect of keeping things from your husband. ?? I tell my husband pretty much everything. Maybe someone who has read it recently could help me out. I do say, “This book isn’t for your husband–it’s for you.” ?? Is that what she means? I need to re-read the book.
I was a bit hurt by this statement: “her remarks about God judging us for our words….was all peppered with the familiar Southern Baptist works religion.”
I hope and pray that my book wasn’t dishonoring to the God I know and serve and love. He is a God of grace and love and mercy, and “works religion” is the farthest thing from what I wanted to express in the book. Hmmm…
So, I’m asking for a favor. If anyone read the book and enjoyed it, could you take a minute to review it on amazon for me? Just to keep other women from being discouraged from getting the book based on that review. And to get my rating back up to 4 stars or so. 🙂
Thanks, friends. I still wanted to get your thoughts on book promotion–I’ll do that soon!
You’re the best!