From One Ministry Wife to Another: Honest Conversations About Ministry Connections  -     By: Susie Hawkins
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From One Ministry Wife to Another: Honest Conversations About Ministry Connections

Moody Publishers / 2009 / Paperback

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As a longtime ministry wife, Susie Hawkins knows firsthand the rewards and challenges of being married to someone who is in ministry. Many women step into this role totally unprepared. In From One Ministry Wife to Another, Susie guides younger women into a better understanding of how to serve God faithfully as the wife of a minister. She talks about marriage, parenting, friendship, criticism, loneliness, bitterness, trying to please people, and failure. Paperback.

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Format: Paperback
Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Moody Publishers
Publication Date: 2009
Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 (inches)
ISBN: 0802460305
ISBN-13: 9780802460301
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When a church hires a new minister, they are really hiring both him and his wife. Many women entering this role for the first time have never considered what it means to be a minister's wife, and consequently suffer stress, chaos, and confusion. In order to thrive, she needs a solid understanding of the biblical teaching on her role and how to best serve her husband as he fulfills his role.

Susie Hawkins brings thirty years of experience as a minister's wife coupled with her role as the mother of two ministry wives. By focusing on key relationships and responsibilities in relation to the church and home, Susie guides young women to a greater understanding of how to serve God faithfully as the wife of a minister.

Author Bio

Susie Hawkins lives in Dallas and has been actively involved in women's ministry as a pastor's wife, teacher and volunteer. She has also served as the Director of Women's Ministry at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Dallas. She has taught a weekly Bible study for business women in downtown Dallas and speaks at women's conferences and retreats. She is also a contributor to various publications, such as Voices Behind the Veil and the soon to be released "Women's Evangelical Library Commentary." Susie has an MA in Christian Leadership from Criswell College as well as an MA in Theology. She is married to O. S. Hawkins, president of GuideStone Financial Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention (formerly the Annuity Board of the Southern Baptist Convention) and is the mother of two married daughters, Wendy and Holly, as well as a grandmother of five. Her favorite things to do are bargain hunting, lunching with friends and playing with her grandchildren!08/08

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    TrenchMommy
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    The first thing that comes to mind when I look at this book is: "Don't judge a book by it's cover". Honestly, while I knew it had to be a fairly good book for Moody to publish it, I looked at the cover and was not really drawn to this book. In fact, even though the first chapter is really good, I still wasn't sure about this book. But as I read on, the more and more I came to appreciate this wonderful encouragement and resource that Susie Hawkins has written for ministry wives.Hawkins deals with the typical topics that you expect in a book for pastor's wives and then pushes on to probe deeper, challenge harder, and encourage excitedly. I was really impressed with her simple, yet direct, approach to talking about the philosophy and theology of the wife working outside the home. I enjoyed the historical look into the position of a pastor's wife and the wonderful examples she brought to my attention. And I just can't get over how she constantly talked about our example and the way she brought this aspect into every chapter and facet of living as a pastor's wife. She not only talked about the importance of our example, but gave much encouragement and inspiration through the examples of pastor's wives who have been such godly examples themselves. I feel like I have a whole new circle of friends after reading this book and the accounts of other women who are farther along in the journey than I am.From One Ministry Wife to Another is broken into three sections: The Connections, The Disconnects, The Reconnection. Each of these sections was very beneficial, but I really enjoyed The Disconnects and the topics it addressed in a real life manner with a Biblical view point.This book is real and refreshing and needs to be a "to-read" for all pastor's wives!This review copy has been provided courtesy of Moody Publishers.
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