Sunday, April 25, 2010

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes - A Review

Info from the back of 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"!

Book - Paperback Trade  
ISBN: 1434767264  
ISBN-13: 9781434767264 Item #: 106130

What did I think?
I'm not a pastor's wife, but I'm related to or have close friends who are so I hear about what it's like to be a pastor's wife.  Brian and I once thought we were going into vocational ministry, so I've thought through some of the topics in this book.  But still, I'm not a pastor's/preacher's/minister's wife so I read this as a layperson.  Which was okay too, because Lisa McKay did direct some of her writing to us laypeople.

I enjoyed this book quite a bit.  It's nonfiction which often leaves me struggling through books, but Lisa McKay writing style was engaging and interesting.  She discusses several relevant topics and I liked this insight into a pastor's wife's life.

1 comment:

  1. It's hard to find, realistic, honest books that address the life of a ministry wife. Sounds like something I'll have to check out next time I'm down on the coast. Has your sister read it?