Item description for Wings of a Dove (Smith, Beverly Bush. Zoe Journal Series, V. 1.) by Beverly Smith-Bush...
Overview Co-workers see Leslie as a gifted physical therapist who, ironically, brings healing to the injured. Her friends thinks she is a submissive wife. To her 12-year-old daughter, Leslie is a wimp who can't defend herself or her children from a father's verbal abuse. And to her husband, she is a liability. Here is the story of a woman's journey from trauma to personal liberation.
Citations And Professional Reviews Wings of a Dove (Smith, Beverly Bush. Zoe Journal Series, V. 1.) by Beverly Smith-Bush has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Library Journal - 04/01/1996 page 72
Booklist - 06/01/1996 page 1675
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.52" Width: 5.54" Height: 1.21" Weight: 1.41 lbs.
Release Date Apr 23, 1996
Publisher Thomas Nelson
Series Zoe Journals
Series Number 1
ISBN 0849938872 ISBN13 9780849938870
Availability 0 units.
More About Beverly Smith-Bush
Smith-Bush is a freelance writer.
Beverly Smith-Bush currently resides in the state of California.
Reviews - What do customers think about Wings of a Dove (Smith, Beverly Bush. Zoe Journal Series, V. 1.)?
A must read for abused women May 27, 2004
This book is about a woman, Leslie, who is verbally and emotionally abused by her husband, Charles. I felt that this book did a good job in portraying what all a typical abused woman goes through. The book mentioned "Job's friends", so-called friends who told her that if she had more faith, prayed more, submitted more to her husband, etc, etc, then the abuse would go away. Leslie's self-worth plummets as her husband picks on her about how she spends money, how she does her hair, giving her a "failing report card", etc. Leslie leaves her husband, but like a lot of abused women, she returns to him, because she misses him and thinks that if she could be a better wife, her husband wouldn't mistreat her. There are many other things that happen in the book, but I don't want to ruin the book for you by saying what happens. I do feel that this book is a must read for woman going through abusive situations.
I loved the character of Zoe, Leslie's mother. We all need a mother like her, praying for us and helping us out of such difficult situations.
The book, I felt, dealt well with the issue of whether a spouse needs to leave someone who is abusive and in what circumstances it is best to separate. And the description of Charles was chilling!
The only reason I didn't give this book a 5 rating was because of cuss words that are in this book. I always feel that profanity takes away from an otherwise good book, but this book is a Christian-based book, and I don't feel that the cuss words have a place in Christian-based fiction. I know that the author was trying to get a point across, but it was difficult to read at the times because of the language, which fortunately, wasn't too frequent.
The book, overall, is a must read for women going through abusive situations. It is clear that the author did her homework on this one.
Fictional Novel about spousal abuse in marriage Apr 8, 2000
Beverly wrote a gripping story about the patterns of abuse that can occur in a mariage and which in turn, affects the whole family. She made the characters very real and did not try to "sugar coat" the problem. This is a book that you will not be able to put down and the story will keep your interest until the last word is written. I wholeheartedly recommend this book!
This book is true to life. Jun 8, 1999
Not only did this book describe what it is like to live with an abusive mate, but it also gave hope that there is a way out.
THIS BOOK WAS SO REAL, IT WAS EASY TO FEEL A PART OF IT. Jul 1, 1997
I really enjoyed this book to the fullest. I checked it out from the library and was so wrapped up in it that I read it in 4 days! I am looking forward to the sequel! It is so sad that there are actually women out there in the world going through stuff like this. It makes you wonder why God would allow something like this to happen, but that shows that when things like this happen we need to trust in God and lean on him for help. God said he woldn't put on us more than we could bare. As long as we trust in him, he will see us through