Tuesday, July 26, 2011

"Dressing with Dignity" by Colleen Hammond

When I picked this book up, I had high hopes and expectations. Modesty isn't always written about in Christian circles, and the back cover doted information about the author that listed her as an image consultant and beauty queen. I open the book and on the dedication page, guess who the book is dedicated to? Not Jesus but Mary--who she claims is born without sin even though this is nowhere in the Bible and directly contradicts Romans 3:23. Anyway, I kept on reading. Discussions about fashion were informative but no pictures were given. What was interesting was the results of psychology tests that showed that men's eyes went right to the crotch when women wore pants. Also fascinating was how the author quoted the Freemasonry occult in having a hand in the decline of women's modesty. I did not like the suggestions of praying with saints / angels (Bible says do not communicate with God and to pray only to Him). Also, the author referenced that appearances of the Virgin Mary were always modest. Need I quote 2 Cor 11:14-15? If the real Mary came for a visit, I highly doubt she would instill prayer beads (pagan origin) with repetitious prayer that the Lord does not prefer (Matthew 6:7). For readers that want a book on Christian modesty, I recommend "Fashioned by Faith" that I reviewed in the past.


Mr. Common Sense said...

I believe that you should review your Christian belief system before Ms. Hammond's book. You are way off base with your conclusions. If you would like, I will direct you to the Catholic roots in the Bible addressing all your concerns. After all, from where did you get the Bible and all the knowledge you profess? The Catholic Church!

Mark said...

God commands us to honor our mother and our father. Jesus Christ followed this law perfectly in honoring his mother Mary. Why do you find that so difficult? In addition, we read in Luke that "all generations will call me blessed" which refers to Mary. Do you call her blessed and treat her as such? Seems to me that if you dishonor the Mother of God, you dishonor the Son.

And how do you find it so difficult to believe that Mary, the Ark of the New Convenant -- Jesus Christ -- was born without sin? Was not Eve born without sin? How is it that Our Lord would allow himself to be nourished in the womb of a body whose soul is tainted with sin? That would be like putting the Ten Commandments in an ark made of dung. If the Lord did it for Eve, you can be sure He did it for Mary.

Colleen Hammond said...

Teresa, here's more info on the study detailing where the male eyes go:

Here's another study you may find useful--men think of immodestly dressed women as objects:

As to your misunderstandings about Catholicism, I'll save that for antoerh day. God bless you, and thank you for reading my book AND for your interest in modesty!

romanreb said...

Of course the book is dedicated to Mary. Who better for a Christian girl to emulate than the mother of Christ? The author's intent was not to instill manly virtues in ladies!