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Friday, March 28, 2008

A Matter of Wife and Death

Pastors’ wives are real people. Real women dealing with temptation, self-esteem, child-rearing, child-bearing, and rocky marriages. Often these women feel alone, unworthy of the path God has called them to. In A Matter of Wife & Death, (Secrets from Lulu’s CafĂ© Series), Ginger Kolbaba & Christy Scannell craft a story of five such women, sisters in Christ and fellow pastors’ wives of Red River.

On a retreat for the wives, a bickering session rises up and one of the women end up dead, another accused, and the others left questioning their friendship and right and wrong. The reader is taken in small part on a mystery. On a larger scale, the reader is taken along as these women discover what is really important in their walk as the wives of pastors, and the mothers of preachers kids.

As we read of their struggles, we realize how normal these women are who are often placed on pedestals. We laugh with them, cry with them, and pray with them. We rejoice as they triumph.

I thought at first I’d have trouble keeping up with and associating with five main characters, but as I read, I had no trouble at all and joined in with the women’s friendship group. Good job.

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