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March 19, 2004

New book urges biblical makeover

-19/3/04

A US Author is confronting ìimmodestyî in the church with a new book aimed at Christian women.

Entitled; Dressing to Please God: Clothing the Mind, Body, and Spirit, a Training Manual according to the publishers Agape Press, the book is an extension of the Authorís ministry to encourage and equip Christians.

Madeline Crabb who wrote the book describes herself as an ìauthorî, ìteacherî, ìsongwriterî, and ìbondservantî.

The modesty issue is addressed for churches who Crabb says carry an "anything goes" attitude, both in worship and in behaviour and dress.

Crabb said the church must address how the worldís apparel has infiltrated the body of Christ. She said suggestive fashion in church is more than an issue of style or culture - itís a spiritual problem.

"God wants us to be affecting the world, not it affecting us," Crabb said.

"But through compromise, disobedience, and rebellion, many women are no longer the examples of modesty and purity God wants them to be."

Crabb is now a self-described "modesty consultant." Her new book combines basic ìbiblical guidelinesî with Crabbís experience in female fashion and personal care. She has conducted personal care seminars and shows around the country and worked with women for more than a decade in related areas.

Dressing to Please God is Crabbís contribution to the effort to restore the ideal of modesty to the church, although only apparently aimed at the female half of the congregation.

The book is what Crabb terms a biblical "extreme makeover" for mind, body, and spirit.

New book urges biblical makeover

-19/3/04

A US Author is confronting ìimmodestyî in the church with a new book aimed at Christian women.

Entitled; Dressing to Please God: Clothing the Mind, Body, and Spirit, a Training Manual according to the publishers Agape Press, the book is an extension of the Authorís ministry to encourage and equip Christians.

Madeline Crabb who wrote the book describes herself as an ìauthorî, ìteacherî, ìsongwriterî, and ìbondservantî.

The modesty issue is addressed for churches who Crabb says carry an "anything goes" attitude, both in worship and in behaviour and dress.

Crabb said the church must address how the worldís apparel has infiltrated the body of Christ. She said suggestive fashion in church is more than an issue of style or culture - itís a spiritual problem.

"God wants us to be affecting the world, not it affecting us," Crabb said.

"But through compromise, disobedience, and rebellion, many women are no longer the examples of modesty and purity God wants them to be."

Crabb is now a self-described "modesty consultant." Her new book combines basic ìbiblical guidelinesî with Crabbís experience in female fashion and personal care. She has conducted personal care seminars and shows around the country and worked with women for more than a decade in related areas.

Dressing to Please God is Crabbís contribution to the effort to restore the ideal of modesty to the church, although only apparently aimed at the female half of the congregation.

The book is what Crabb terms a biblical "extreme makeover" for mind, body, and spirit.

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