This book is perfect for women who are obeying their call into church planting. The Church Planting Wife book came into my life at the perfect time. My husband and I are in the beginning stages of our church plant. It can be a challenge to learn a new community and plant a church. As I read Christine's words, I soon learned I am not alone. Her words of wisdom encouraged me. God has a plan for each one of His children and knowing that I am not alone in this is a great comfort. Not only will you learn of the author's journey as a church planting wife, she interviews other women who truly know what it is like to be a wife of a minister. If you wonder what church planting is like for other women, question your ability to minister or just need some encouragement, this is the book for you.
My husband and I are 4 years in to planting our first church. This book would have been amazing had I read it in the pre-planting stages and it is still amazing for my heart as I read it 4 years in. Christine 'get's it'. She 'gets it' from the perspective that only a church planting / ministry wife can 'get it'. Her stories, the realness of her own heart and the authenticity in which she writes draws you in makes you realize you are NOT alone in the process. It's a must read!
How important was reading "What to Expect When You're Expecting" to you when you were pregnant? That is how important this book is if you are a church planting wife, ministry wife, missionary wife, or a woman follower of Jesus. --Mel (pastor's wife)
Superb book! Christine Hoover certainly knows the ins and outs, the ups and downs of being a church planting wife.
I would highly recommend this book!
As a seminary wife about to become a church planting wife I feel encouraged, strengthened, and prepared for the church planting adventure ahead. Hoover's tells you the good and the bad, very real and authentic. She answered the deep questions I had about being a Church Planter's Wife.
This book is just what I was looking for. You will love it.
Christine Hoover hit the nail on the head with this fantastic book. My husband and I planted a church in September of 2012, and it has not been an easy road to walk. Reading this book was like sitting down and talking with a new best friend who's been where I am now. Christine doesn't sugar-coat how hard the church-planting life is, but with gentle encouragement, she challenged me to embrace God's calling on my life, and reminded me that the Christian life is one of sacrifice and taking up your cross to follow Jesus. The book is chock-full of great advice on every subject from marriage to friendships to fear and stress, and from a solidly biblical perspective. I wish this book had come out before my husband and I started our church-planting journey. If you are a church-planter, are considering church-planting, or even if you're simply a woman who longs to be recklessly abandoned to God's calling on your life, you should this book!