Welcome to The Leader’s Wife blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
~ About the Book ~
Title: The Leader’s Wife
Author: Debby Thompson
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Christian NonFiction, Marriage
As a woman leading a life of influence, you may find yourself without sufficient clarity or equipping for the challenges you face. For many, the role of wife of a leader is one thrust upon, rather than chosen. For others, it is a responsibility embraced but no less complicated to navigate. In either case, as one sharing a journey with a world-changer, this book is for you.
Debby Thompson has spent decades listening to the voices of tried and tested women, and her experiences have instilled a sense of urgency in her to pass on the insights she has gleaned. Within The Leader’s Wife, she addresses some of the most difficult questions facing wives of leaders. With vulnerability and candor, Debby speaks from her own mistakes and discoveries.
The Leader’s Wife offers not a job description but a GPS. It is a blueprint—without how-to’s and ought-to’s—for igniting within you what the Creator has already designed. The Biblical teaching, personal stories, and hard-won lessons Debby communicates will guide and empower you to live with eternal intentionality.
~ Excerpt ~
In a world with steroids and Miracle-Gro, do quick-growth enhancers exist for the Christian life? No. Growth, a very personal component in our relationship with God, involves a right attitude, and a right appetite.
First, there needs to be a right attitude of humility. My heart needs to be humble before God and admit that He alone can make me the person He created me to be. Furthermore, I must acquire an appetite that hungers and thirsts for righteousness. This spiritual appetite for right living is characterized by Bible reading and prayer on a daily basis. The Holy Spirit acts as our coach and personal trainer to take what we invest in and supernaturally empower us to grow in Christ-likeness. Beyond this, time is essential for growth to occur. I am convinced that when we walk in the light of His Word, in the power of the Holy Spirit, over time, transformation will take place.
Environmental factors often provide a catalyst for growth. Christ-honoring churches, small group studies, and seminars and books certainly contribute.
However, saintly lives of persecuted believers show us that none of these are prerequisites to growth. Some of the godliest people I know grew spiritually in spite of conditions that could be labeled as spiritually deprived. Because of their attitude of humility before God and their hunger for Him, they demonstrated a quality of growth that was, humanly speaking, unexplainable.
God does His amazing work to develop us into Christ-likeness in spite of our circumstances—or in light of our circumstances—when we place our attitudes and appetites into His Hands.
(from pg 62 of The Leader’s Wife by Debby Thompson)
~ About the Author ~
Debby Thompson and her husband Larry have served in global missions with Campus Crusade for Christ International since 1974, and are counted among the pioneers of Western missionaries who lived covertly behind the Iron Curtain in communist Poland. In total, the Thompsons spent 33 years in Eastern Europe, witnesses to a period of dramatic social, political and spiritual change. Now living in Cincinnati, Debby is a speaker, writer, and mentor for women around the world.
~ Giveaway ~
Ambassador International is giving away:
Grand Prize: (1) print copy of The Leader’s Wife (US Only)
PLUS 5 more winners will receive an ebook copy of The Leader’s Wife (open internationally, except where prohibited by law)
Enter via the Rafflecopter giveaway below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 5, 2018 and last through 11:59pm May 12, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen.
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