Sunday, May 21, 2017

Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife by Kay Warren

Sacred Privilege: Your Life and Ministry as a Pastor's Wife

Life as a pastor's wife offers meaningful opportunities to play a significant part in God's work, to witness and participate in the beauty of changed lives. Yet it also carries the potential for deep wounds and great conflict that can drain the joy out of service. Is it worth it? Oh, yes, says Kay Warren, wife of Pastor Rick Warren and cofounder of Saddleback Church. It is more than worth the risk--it's a sacred privilege.

Drawing on more than forty years in ministry in every possible size church, Kay provides encouraging principles and life lessons, along with intimate personal stories, that will give readers the confidence needed to lead and live well. 
Pastor's wives learn to

- accept who they are
- adapt to change
- help their children survive and thrive
- protect their private lives
- deal with criticism
- live with integrity
- develop an eternal perspective

Whether she is excited, struggling, or feeling broken and tired, every pastor's wife will find hope and encouragement for their calling in Kay's warm and wise words.

My Thoughts:
First my review of this book comes with a bias. I have friends who are pastor's wives and I also assist a pastor on a daily basis. I have had the honor and have seen how God uses the wife of a pastor. These women are courageous, gracious and are the most unselfish people I have ever met in my life. Their husbands are responding to a call on their lives to lay down everything and in turn their wives are doing the same. I love how Kay is authentic in her ability to share her experiences as a pastor's wife, mom and daughter. Her role in ministry is so important too. There are so many people that this book brought to my mind as I read it. I just know so many would find this book to be helpful in ministry and in their lives, especially pastor's wives. If you're not a pastor's wive, you can still learn from this book. It gives you a real look into the life of ministry and it will allow you to look at your pastor's family different. This is a great tool for your church. I give this book 4.5/ 5 stars. A favorable review was not required.

About the Author:
KAY WARREN cofounded Saddleback Church with her husband Rick Warren in Lake Forest, California. She is a passionate Bible teacher and respected advocate for those infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, as well as orphaned and vulnerable children. She founded Saddleback’s HIV/AIDS Initiative. Kay is the author of Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn’t Enough, Say Yes to God and coauthor of Foundations, the popular systematic theology course used by churches worldwide. She has three children and five grandchildren.

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