Living Outside the Stacks

Navigating through life away from the library


What Every Woman Should Know by Jori Sams {In the LIbrary}

What Every Woman Should Know by Jori Sams {Living Outside the Stacks}BOOK DESCRIPTION {FROM THE BOOK}

What was God thinking when He made man and woman? Are they really created equal? Is the church today in divine and biblical order regarding equality?

Author Jori Sams has accomplished a remarkable feat in this eBook. With such eloquence precision, she takes us on a necessary journey back to the beginnig to unpack some of life’s most challenging questions for women, using Scripture to support her beliefs. See the effects of society on the role of women over the ages. Find hope and inspiration. The journey of discovery may

surprise you and set you free.


Freelance Writer Jori Sams grew up in the Chicago Suburbs. Many years later she packed her bags and headed for the sunny land of Arizona. Since then, she has lived in several different states and five different countries, giving her a palette full of color, diversity, and plenty of choices to write about.

The dimensions of her writing and creative abilities are deep. Sams has most recently been a featured journalist for Yahoo! and has more than 1,500 published pieces with Yahoo! alone. The author has put her hand to many genres including fiction, non~fiction, children’s stories, poetry, Bible studies and music. The central basis for all she does is anchored around her faith in God.

Sams enjoys a wide selection of leisure activities including hiking, swimming, skiing, traveling, cooking, music, fine arts, painting, fruit and nut picking, and rock hounding.

“By the Grace of God go I…

You can connect with Jori Sams by visiting her on Yahoo!


I’ve mentioned several times before that I grew up in the church but as soon as I was old enough, I ran. One of the many reasons that I chose to leave the church was because I had a hard time reconciling the idea that women had to be submissive to men in both their homes and their churches. It wasn’t until I was older and began to study the Bible on my own that I realized that God did not create woman as the weaker sex, to be looked down upon by man.

Instead, woman was created as a compliment to man.

In her book , What Every Woman Should Know, Jori Sams explores the creation of woman and her place as man’s help meet from the Garden of Eden to  the modern home. Through deep analysis of scripture, historical study, and social commentary, Sams explains the one thing that every woman should know: that she is “fearfully and wonderfully made” {Psalm 139:14}.

I would recommend this book for a women’s study group, as there are study questions and key points for study at the end of the book. As a former instructor, I also appreciate the bibliography at the end {perfect for people who like to do their own research or dig a little deeper}.


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What do you think your role is in God’s plan?

Disclaimer: A Nook edition of this book was provided to me courtesy of Jori Sams free of charge in exchange for a review. This did not influence my opinion.


Visit to St. Louis {About Me}

When the kids were little, the hubs and I figured out a work around for the dreaded travel questions. You know the ones: Where we going? How long are we staying? Are we there yet? We simply quit giving the kids advanced notice about trips. Instead, we’d wait until a few minutes before we ready to go and then we’d tell them to go get in the car. We once took them from Pennsylvania to Mississippi using this method. I’m telling you this is the secret!

Anyway, the hubs and I decided to go old school and whisk the kids away for a day trip. So, Saturday morning we told them to get in the car without telling them where we were going. Actually, we had to give them a bit of a heads up that we were planning a trip because they’re teenagers now and they tend to make their own plans and live their own lives. Anyway, they cleared their schedules for us and we kept them in suspense until 10 minutes into our trip to ST. LOUIS!

St Louis {Living Outside the Stacks}
We didn’t go up in the Arch because I’m afraid of heights and tight spaces the line was too long. So we walked around and visited some of the other sights…

St Louis {Living Outside the Stacks}

The Old Cathedral is absolutely beautiful. It kinda reminded me of the churches in Italy… We didn’t stay too long as they were preparing for Resurrection Sunday services.

St Louis {Living Outside the Stacks}

The ceiling in the Old Court House where the Dred Scott case was tried. I had to bend almost in half to take this picture but it was soooo worth it.

St Louis {Living Outside the Stacks}

We didn’t ride in the carriage but I did touch the horse. With one finger.

To see the rest of the pictures from our trip, click here.

How did you spend your weekend?



He is Risen {In the Church}

He is Risen {Living Outside the Stacks}

Happy Resurrection Sunday!

Today I’m happy to proclaim that my redeemer lives. And because He lives, I have the gift of eternal life. This gift can be yours too.  To receive it, all you have to do is confess with your mouth and believe with your heart that Jesus is Lord, then you are saved {Romans 10:9~10}.

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