Reviews - What do customers think about Being a Minister's Wife-- And Being Yourself?
Encouragement. Aug 16, 2005
Being a Minister's Wife - Being Yourself: a great book1 Positive, encouraging, honest, uplifting! Wish I had read this book before becoming a Pastor's Wife.
A must have Apr 3, 2004
I received this book years ago as a young pastor's wife. I frequently give it to new staff wives if they do not already own one. I can relate to every chapter and love the humour. A very easy read. I hope someday to meet Nancy.
A staff wife myself Mar 16, 2004
It was amazing how this book paralleled my life over the last month. I began reading it and was taken in by Nancy's honesty and humor. I related to so much of what she was saying.
As I continued along, the issues we were facing at the church began to surface in the book. She discussed "dragons" in the church, those people who seem bent on causing trouble somewhere, anywhere, over anything.
After things blew up here, I lay the book down for a bit. When I picked it back up, I was on the chapters written to those dealing with serious complications in their ministerial life. WOW! It was like she called me up on the phone and said, "Heather, I know what you are facing, and God will see you through it."
And, I finished it up last night with lots of information on starting over in a new church. Hopefully, we will be doing so soon.
I give the book 5 spice apple ciders.
Nancy is honest and humorous. Her true-self shines through her words, and the book can be very helpful and comforting.
Very encouraging and uplifting volume for ministers' wives Jun 17, 1999
This book helped me find peace in the first (eventful!) year of being a staff wife. By sharing humorous anecdotes from her career as a ministry wife, Pannell encourages other women who are married to church staff members to be the person God created them to be. Her chapters on dealing with difficult people and relishing the "fun parts" of ministry life kept me smiling, and her honesty about the hard parts of staff life made me realize I was not alone. If you're struggling with your place as a minister's wife, read this book!