Vision Forum’s New Book 'Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God' Exalts Real-Life Homemakers While Shattering Distorted Portrait of 'Desperate Housewives'

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As new episodes of "Desperate Housewives" launch this fall, two real-life housewives—raising 18 children between them—release a controversial, new book nationwide in bookstores, October 30, 2007.

"Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God"

Mine is not a story of perfection. I was once a Christian feminist; I’ve seen the other side. I know how empty it is….I went from die-hard homemaker-in-training to dedicated career woman—and then God gripped my heart.

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Delicious secrets hide behind every neighbor’s closed door in the seemingly perfect American suburb of Fairview, the fictional hometown of ABC’s "Desperate Housewives" TV series, considered the most popular show in its demographic worldwide with 115 million viewers. As new episodes launch this fall, two real-life housewives—raising 18 children between them—release a controversial, new book nationwide in bookstores, October 30, 2007. “Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God” (Vision Forum, Inc.) shatters the homemaker stereotypes depicted in "Desperate Housewives" and "The Stepford Wives" and exposes the hollow ideal of the androgynous power woman, whose worth is measured solely by the degree of their self-ambition, the shape of their bodies and their money-making skills.

“Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God” Co-authors Stacy McDonald and Jennie Chancey took two and a half years—through spilled orange juice, stray laundry, and mayhem of busy family life—to write the book. With candor and humor, it offers readers a refreshing, counter-cultural view that married women should be joyful “keepers at home,” embracing their God-given roles as helpmeets to their husbands and nurturers to their children.

“Like a filthy and unruly stray dog on bath day, feminism has been scrubbed and perfumed and presented to us as biblical,” writes McDonald, the wife of Pastor James McDonald and author of 'Raising Maidens of Virtue.' She illustrates the dangers of whitewashed feminism, often responsible for fellow evangelicals stumbling over the Genesis 2 interpretation of women’s roles in marriage. “The biblical directives given to women to be wives, mothers and keepers of the home are minimized or set aside as quaint but unnecessary options.”

Chancey, a former feminist who launched http://www.LadiesAgainstFeminism.com in 2002, says, “Mine is not a story of perfection. I was once a Christian feminist; I’ve seen the other side. I know how empty it is….I went from die-hard homemaker-in-training to dedicated career woman—and then God gripped my heart.”

In addition, "Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God" discusses:

  •     The false gospel of self
  •     The beauty of God-centered marriage
  •     Why real women are passionate about true womanhood, marriage and motherhood
  •     What the Bible teaches about servanthood and slavery—and the difference
  •     Real-life examples of happy, contented homemakers
  •     Why being a homemaker is not a waste of God-given talents

Vision Forum (http://www.visionforum.com) of San Antonio, TX, publishes books that inspire, teach, and encourage families to rebuild a culture of biblical family life.

Media interested in interviews with Stacy McDonald and Jennie Chancey, Co-authors of "Passionate Housewives, Desperate for God," and review copies of the book should contact Gregg Wooding, The Resource Agency, (972) 567-7660 mobile or gwooding @ texasprototypes.com email

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