Modern-day pressures for super-model beauty, high-powered careers, and perfect families place a spotlight on a woman’s achievements instead of her worth.
The Faith of America’s First Ladies shows how numerous first ladies triumphed over the extreme pressure of their position by placing their faith in God. The book celebrates character and faith through stories of first ladies, principles from the Proverbs 31 woman of character, and insights from modern women on work, family, beauty, laughter, leadership, service, and homeland security.
By using the historical stories, along with a Hebrew proverb and biblical principles, Jane Cook explains that God is the true source of value and worth.
Women will be encouraged to view their roles, talents, and responsibilities as opportunities to allow God to shine through them.
First Lady Highlights
Laura Bush’s heart of compassion shows the significance of extending hands to the poor and needy in times of crisis (Prov. 31:20).
Louisa Adams’ remarkable solo to Paris (under siege by Napoleon) shows the value of steadfastness during a time of terror threats (Prov. 31:21).
Martha Washington’s willingness to knit socks for soldiers shows the value of leading by example (Prov. 31:19).
Abigail Adams’ commitment to serving as the primary caretaker for her family during the Revolution shows the worth of working with eager hands, (Proverbs 31:13).
Barbara Bush’s wit and quips reveal the splendor of celebrating joy in life, (Proverbs 31:25).
Anna Harrison’s words of wisdom and prayers for her children and grandchildren deliver a family legacy of faith and leadership. (Proverbs 31:26).
Jane Cook Biography
Jane Hampton Cook, former White House Deputy Director of Internet News Services for President George W. Bush, is an author and speaker.
Jane served President George W. Bush for five years in communications positions, including two years as White House Deputy Director of Internet News Services and three years in Texas as his state website director. As a pioneer in the new area of political Internet communications, she directed his first expansive gubernatorial website in 1998, designed his first 2000 presidential campaign website and redesigned his White House website, whitehouse.gov, in August 2001. Jane also created the first stand-alone White House website for children, whitehousekids.gov.
Before joining the George W. Bush team, Jane worked for Texas A&M University, where she served on the planning committees for the opening ceremonies of the George Bush School of Government and Public Service and the George Bush Library and Museum’s International Center.
Jane received the first White House History Fellowship in Pre-collegiate Education in April 2003 from the White House Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians to conduct research for a collection of White House short stories.
She is the author of Maggie Houston: My Father’s Honor, which tells the story of Maggie Houston and her heroic father, Texas Governor Sam Houston, who faced a difficult decision just before the outbreak of the Civil War.
A native of Fort Worth, Texas, Jane earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music from Baylor University in 1992 and a master of science degree in higher education administration with a public relations emphasis from Texas A&M University in 1995. She and her husband, Dr. John Kim Cook, live in Vienna, Virginia. They are the parents of one son.
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