Books abound offering advice to pastors---but when it comes to the unique vocational challenges of a pastor's wife, resources are rare. Now Patterson, editor of The Woman's Study Bible, provides you with solid insights on everything from character and conduct to commitments, community, and more. A must-have guide, whatever your denomination! 256 pages, hardcover from B&H.
Prolific author and Christian personality Dorothy Patterson offers A Handbook for Ministers' Wives for women who are in the challenging role of being married to men who serve in ministry positions. This book addresses the personal commitments to Christian character and conduct a minister's wife must make and the commitment to family relationships to her husband, her children, and the extended family as well. It also speaks definitively to the ministry of community a minister's wife herself is called to in the civic and church arenas.
Dorothy Kelley Patterson is professor of Theology in Women's Studies at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, where her husband, Paige Patterson, serves as president. She is also a homemaker, popular speaker, and author whose previous books include A Handbook for Ministers Wives, The Family, and BeAttitudes for Women.