Madeline Crabb, author and wife of former Brazil resident Chuck Crabb, will be at the Sunshine Bible and Gifts store in Brazil 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. She will celebrate the publication of "Dressing to Please God: Clothing the Mind, Body and Spirit"; signing books, meeting people and discussing upcoming publications.
In her book, Crabb discusses what she calls the sensual, scanty and suggestive apparel of today's women. She examines the factors leading to women's decisions to dress in immodest way and the consequences of those decisions, including how they affect other people.
"With television, movies and music videos promoting seductive appearance, it is now nearly impossible to go to any public place without seeing women, young and old, displaying flesh that is meant to be covered," Crabb said. "Modesty and decency are no longer the norm -- not in the workplace, restaurants, schools or even church. This is a serious problem, particularly among our young women, that few have dared to address.
"Although today's society seems to embrace an 'anything goes' attitude, there is still a group of people who want modesty, decency and propriety restored in our society. This book gives parents, teachers, employers and church leaders the tools that will help to once again raise the standard for appearance."
Crabb worked with women for more than 10 years in various areas of personal care including dress, color, line, style, accessories and wardrobe. She did individual consultations and participated in or conducted shows and seminars around the country. She lives in Bloomington, Ind., with her husband, who is a senior administrator with Indiana University Athletics.
"Dressing to Please God: Clothing the Mind, Body and Spirit" is a 110-page book that can be purchased at local Christian bookstores for $15.95, ordered through Victory Publishing at (812) 336-8581, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.