Through the Looking Glass: The Identity of Women in the Image of God
"It's not the idea of self-improvement per se that's necessarily bad; it's believing that we have it within us to make ourselves essentially better, thinking that self-improvement will lead to ultimate justification."
A few years ago, a friend of Brooke's bought her a copy of the highly entertaining and educational Make the Bread, Buy the Butter by Jennifer Reese. It's a cookbook written by a laid-off suburbanite-turned-food-blogger about her three-year journey to save some money by making all the food she would normally buy (such as cheese, prosciutto, marinara, and corn dogs).
Reese is a fantastic storyteller, but there are two pages where she indirectly muses on female vocation that makes her pause with bemused frustration. She writes:
I opened Laurel'...