In Daddy’s Delight, Dr. Karia Bunting highlights biblical traits Christian woman should incorporate into their daily activities and relationships as a way of pleasing “Daddy” (God). In previous studies, many visions on how a godly woman should carry and present herself have been obscured. Biblical morals and commandments are forgotten and set aside for Sundays instead of becoming part of a woman’s daily routine. Bunting identifies these shortcomings and promises to “give [the reader] the tools she needs to maximize her existence as a woman after God’s own heart” on a continuous basis.
Bunting strives to answer the question she herself asked several years ago: What does a godly woman look like? Bunting focuses on how God delights in the creation of women. Women are “God’s Picasso.” When a woman starts to spend more time with the Lord, she will start to apply the fruit of the Spirit to her daily life, whether she is single, engaged, married, a mom, or career-oriented. Bunting covers each fruit of the Spirit and provides examples of how to apply it to daily living through serving, witnessing, teaching, loving, and role-modeling.
The author is an expository Bible teacher and founder of Focused Forward Ministries. She serves as an adjacent professor at Dallas Baptist College. She structures her book to meet the needs of a wide variety of women. Each chapter addresses a different issue or group of women, such as those who are called into full-time ministry, those who have an impact on families, and those who can be mentors to women who are younger in the faith. Within each chapter, she has a small section addressing a specific problem or biblical moral.
How Bunting covers each issue reveals her deep knowledge of biblical truths regarding the role of women. She illustrates the call given to women in 1 Peter 3:3-4: “Your beauty should not come from outward adornment, such as elaborate hairstyles and the wearing of gold jewelry or fine clothes. Rather, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God’s sight.” Whereas Bunting is both wise and encouraging, readers will not find every chapter applicable because she addresses women from nearly all walks of life and does not focus on one specific group. This book is somewhat slanted toward women who are in college or who are career-focused, but all Christian women will find it interesting and insightful. – Amanda Push, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
In Daddy's Delight, Karia Bunting reminds women that they are God's workmanship, His masterpiece, His "poema". That God has intricately woven together every fiber of their being and created each one special and unique. That God, having completed His work of art, gave her to mankind as a gift. Evident in this great care God took in fashioning woman is the importance and value of each one. So why do so many women struggle with God's design, wishing they could change just this or that one thing about themselves? Bunting challenges each reader to accept and embrace the fact that, in whatever season of life, she is God's masterpiece-not her own work of art. When God sees her, He sees His beautiful creation. A creation that yes, has some wrinkles needing to be smoothed out and yet, is one in whom is His delight to love to perfection.