Great read. Anyone who is married to a man in the ministry, or even just in a church leadership postion, will definitely enjoy this book. You'll find yourself saying "been there, done that," all along the way. You'll be encouraged as you see how the Lord works through his creation, and you'll come away with a new appreciation for all those "church ladies" you know.
I LOVE Lisa Samson's books and this one definitely did not disappoint. She works some very deep theological issues into engaging, accessible stories and characters, as well as pulling off lots of laugh-out-loud comments along the way! This novel truly resonated with me, as I think it will with anyone who has been in a marriage or a life for years and it has struggling with the sameness or day-to-day-ness of it. The importance of asking for God's help in these struggles was emphasized and I have been uplifted by reading it.
I was so glad that Poppy, the preacher's wife was portrayed as a real person with real feelings, thoughts, faults, cares, ideas, failings and such. Poppy's Hubby decided to become a preacher and she was not sure what she would make of herself or what a Preacher's wife was supposed to be. Little by little she begins to open up to some friends and female parishioners who all try to help in whatever way they can. Then there is a small interfaith contest sort of going on which makes things a bit testy. But it all comes away better than expected. Many taking comfort in that special joy that God sends to all his believers. This is a sweet Christian read a bit on the realistic part of beginning as a preacher and a preacher's wife. Give a try.
Although I prefer books written in 3rd person and this was in 1st... I really enjoyed this book. I thought the character's train of thought was hilarious and so real, at least in a woman's brain like myself. :) It was wonderful to see ladies of different church denominations come together, in fellowship and for a good cause. If only real churches did that more often....
Life is going on as usual in Mount Oak. That's the problem. But when a tragic loss test the faith of Poppy and the other women of Mount Oak, Poppy realized that her church-and her very life-is changing in ways she never could have imagined.
This has to be one of the best books I've read. The bonus is that it's Christian fiction. Instead of unrealistic characters who never make a mistake, the main character in the book is as fallible as the rest of us. I reread this book every time I feel down & unworthy and remind myself that I'm on a journey. It is my favorite Lisa Samson book so far...
This is an excellent book by an excellent writer. It concerns the difficulties of getting a town to work together, the difficulties of getting various churches to work together & the difficulties within the main character's marriage--a pastor's wife. If gives wonderful insights into the struggles of being a pastor's wife & let's you see behind the scenes into their lives. I won't spoil the conclusion but a tragedy finally brings all parties together for a greater cause than just themselves. I highly recommend this book.
This book is a must read for any Christian woman of any denomination! Wonderfully written and insightful book. You will laugh and cry your way through it. As a woman we can relate to many of the church ladies we read about in the story.