Saturday, August 14, 2010

You can still wear cute shoes

I was so encouraged to hear about a book for ministry wives from another pastor's wife, Rachel, over at A Steady Rain. I ordered the book and began reading it as soon as it arrived on my doorstep. It was a great easy read filled with loads of encouragement.

Lisa McKay's book, You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes, contains lots of Biblical principles, personal stories, and practical advice. From learning how to be yourself, have best friends in the pews, and ministering along side your husband, this book is a gem. She even addresses hard issues and how to raise your kids to love the Lord.

I especially like how she defines what a preacher's wife's role's basically the same for what God requires any Christian wife and mother to be. There are sometimes pressures from others on what that lady should be--like play the piano, host the perfect luncheon, and keep her home spotless at all times--yikes! The truth is...we're like any other person. We've got talents and abilities as well as weaknesses and a sin nature.

What I appreciated most in this book is that she includes thoughts and questions at the end of each chapter that apply to any church member. She encourages any woman to read this book so that she can know how to encourage and minister to her pastor's family. There's even a short chapter specifically written for the pastor, as well as thoughts at the end of each chapter from other pastor's wives and lay people that pertain to that topic. This book covers everything you ever thought about ministry.

I love this book, and you will, too! I pray that it will be an encouragement to you in your area of ministry. By the way, Lisa has a great blog called A Preacher's Wife. Head on over there and check it out!

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