Monday, May 14, 2007

"Desperate Pastors' Wives" by Ginger Kolbaba and Christy Scannell at Title Trakk

Hi all:

I have 2 - count' em - 2 new reviews over at Title Trakk this week. One is for the novel Desperate Pastors' Wives by authors Ginger Kolbaba and Christy Scannell.

Desperate Pastors' Wives

By Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell / Howard Books

Here's how my review begins:

You've heard of desperate housewives? Now it's time to meet some "Desperate Pastors' Wives." Authors Ginger Kolbaba and Christy Scannell introduce us to four women from different backgrounds and religious traditions, who nevertheless all share - with varying degrees of acceptance - the unofficial, unpaid title of "Pastor's Wife."

Indeed, as this book reveals, accepting one's position as a pastor's wife is more demanding than almost any other profession a husband might choose. After all, hospitals who hire doctors don't expect their spouses to assist them in surgeries. Law firms who offer partnerships don't expect the new partner's spouse to become a volunteer paralegal. School districts who hire principals don't expect spouses to become unpaid school secretaries.

Why is it, then, that many churches who hire pastors assume their wives will run the women's ministries program, for example? Or organize the nursery? Or teach Sunday School? Play the piano for services? Organize potluck suppers? Offer counseling services? You get the picture. By exploring the stories of these four women whose husbands decide to become pastors, the authors not only unveil the uniqueness of each of the women, but also reveal the many ways there are to be a pastor's wife ...

Click here to find out more about these desperate pastors' wives!

I'll post about my other review tomorrow ...




hrp said...

Looks like an entertaining yet useful book. I just sent this review to two pastors' wives I know who were just talking about their need to have good boundaries with their husbands' new congregations.

hrh said...

Hi hrp: Thanks for passing along the review. I still have my review copy if you want me to send it to you. But they'll have to share ... :)