Friday, April 9, 2010

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes And Other great Advice From An Unlikely Preacher’s Wife
Written by Lisa McKay
Published at David C Cook

About the book
When most women think of a "pastor's wife," certain images come to mind: either a woman who's so holy she doesn't seem human, or someone sentenced to a life without fun, fashion, or friends.

Lisa McKay's You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes is an utterly honest, charmingly-witty, and biblically insightful guide for every minister's wife who wants to serve the church and support her husband_without losing herself along the way.

You will feel an instant sisterhood with Lisa, a senior pastor's wife happily serving in the trenches. She understands the challenges of a life lived before a congregation, from finding friends and coping with criticism, to saying goodbye to a church family and starting all over again.

This book is a must-have resource for every woman who wants to do the "ministry wife thing" well. Through Lisa's engaging style and fresh perspective, you will be encouraged to fully embrace being "married to the ministry"!

Who is Lisa McKay?
Lisa McKay and her husband, Luke, serve at a thriving church in Alabama. Lisa also is the wrangler of three rowdy boys, and shopping companion to one princess-in-training. She has followed God's call and Luke's U-Haul across five states for fifteen years. Read Lisa on her blog -

My Thoughts
I so wish this book would have been out on the market when we planted our church. I think I would have been able to cope more with the disappointments of inexistent moral support. But it didn’t happen this way so now I am coping with the death of a dream instead. Mind you I am totally aware that God sometimes bring something to death to revive it and make it growth. So there is hope in the future. We both sense that our church would excel in other areas so we are open to anything from God.

In the meantime, I was curious about this book and I decided to dig in it. I’ve discovered an author who is willing to share her story in being a pastor’s wife and how she dealt with the various expectations, disappointments and joys of following her husband in this calling of pasturing a church. She points out that fashion is not a thing of yesterday, that we need to be careful not to become an enemy of our husbands, that leading a church can hurt on various aspects (including criticism), that you can find best friends in your church, that you can bloom where you are planted (I mean each of us have special gifts so why not using them in your church?), the aspect of raising PK (preacher’s kids) and much more. She definitively write about all the various questions a young woman might ask herself when she follow her spouse in this adventure of church planting or pasturing.

Each chapter concludes with a round table which contains some thoughts from women who are married to ministry on the subject of the chapter. Also include are some questions that could be used in a book study between pastor’s wives. Nothing is better than having the support of other women experiencing the same thing in the neighborhood. Don’t you think?

To give you an idea of what the book is all about, watch this little video!

In conclusion, if you husband is called in ministry or in pasturing or in church planting, don’t hesitate one more minute and get yourself a copy of You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes. You will find support and encouragement from Lisa as well as see that being a married to ministry girl can be fulfilling.

This review was possible because I received a copy of You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes from B&B Media.

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