Giddy Up, Eunice is a book about community, and more specifically about female mentorship. Author Sophie Hudson uses three biblical examples of female friendship to prove that “women need each other”. The begins each chapter with her own personal testimony and revelation, and then shifts her focus to the key friendships noted in Scripture. She points out that older women are called to reach out and both love and lead those younger, and younger women should pursue and love those older than them. She advocates that all women need wisdom and joy from every season of life to be passed around and shared. She notes that young women could be saved from most of their pain if they applied the wisdom from generations before them, and she believes that older women can be blessed with a zest for life when they chose to participate with and invest in the younger generations.
I believe Sophie has a heart for women, and this is one of the key issues of our time, the growing generational gap. She clearly has a heart for younger women, so this book is her request of older women to seek out younger hearts and love them well. She also wishes to see younger women pursue the wisdom of those who have gone before them. She truly believes God has a special gift for all women, if they just tap in to the potential community around them, and let go of differences in age, season or calling.
I have always loved having variety in my relationships! I love learning from those who have gone before me. I see their wisdom as a gift! I also love investing in the lives who may be a few, or many steps behind me in this life. I hope to set a godly example for them, and help them along their way. I most definitely agree with Sophie’s purpose behind this book, to encourage community among women of all ages. I will say that the writing style seemed to cater to teenagers, with her jargon and analogies, likely because Sophie has a ministry with that demographic. I do prefer more mature language and also a greater focus on Scripture.
I think this would be a great title for someone who may have trouble relating to their peers, and/or high school age girls. I may have been encouraged to read this at that age. Thankfully, God is the author of variety, community and wisdom and I do believe that is what Sophie is trying to get across in her title Giddy Up, Eunice, the need for all of those in our lives. God designed us to need each other, and this book sheds light on that truth, with a unique and spunky voice.