Mary Pride became a Christian in 1977. Before this time she was a self-proclaimed feminist. In her book The Way Home: Beyond Feminism and Back to Reality, Mrs. Pride helps give Christian women an understanding of the feminist movement and how it is set against Christianity. She then goes on to help lead us into a more biblical pattern of thinking regarding such things as homekeeping, submissiveness to our husband, contraception and the blessings of children, pregnancy and birth, and the education of our children.
Many people will come away from this book thinking that Mary is on the fringe of lunacy with her idea's, yet those who have taken the time to really study the idea's she lays our and search the scriptures say that, while they did not always agree with the manner that she presents her arguments, they can find no reason to say that her conclusions were wrong.
The Way Home is written in 18 chapters which have been divided into 6 parts. Part one is titled Back To Wifeliness and presents the feminist reality and agenda, the biblical pattern for marriage and being a wife, and sex. Part two is entitled Back to Babies and talks about how children are blessings from God, abortion, the agenda of family planning and population control organizations, and what the bible has to say about all this. She states a case for the eschewing of birth control, though I think she could have been much more detailed in the laying out of scripture on the matter. Part three is entitled Back to Mothering and deals with who God holds responsible for our children's well-being and how God wants us to parent them. Part four is entitled Back to Homeworking and deals with the biblical reason that women are called to be workers in the home rather than persuing careers. She also deals with the matter of home business and the womanly arts. Part five is called Forward to Ministry and talks about how families can best serve God together as a unit. Part six, Conclusion, deals with the potential of homekeeping verses the consequences of abandoning the home sphere.
While there are a few minor details that I disagree with Mrs. Pride on, overall this is an excellant book. I would highly recommend it to any woman who is searching for help in the area of biblical womanhood and how we are called to be Keepers.