Welcome to The Leader’s Wife blog blitz and giveaway, hosted by JustRead Publicity Tours!
ABOUT THE BOOK
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.
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.
Buckingham Palace, here we come!
The summer conference was over, and privileges of the empty nest prevailed. After all, who needed us back at home in Budapest?
Energized by our awareness of freedom, Larry and I emphatically hit the pause button on life, donned our walking shoes, and set out like two newlyweds. An exhibition at Buckingham Palace caught our attention.
In honor of Queen Elizabeth II’s eightieth birthday, the Palace offered a rare public viewing—inclusive of a descriptive history—of eighty royal gowns and personal jewelry. Together we toured the spectacular exhibit, and then Larry left for his favorite art museum. I remained behind; I wanted more time to study the gorgeous dresses.
Listening yet again to the audio headset, I gazed at the glitter and glamor, and I read and reread every description provided with each elaborate dress: state dinners, visits with foreign dignitaries, official tours to other nations. As the hour for closing approached, and other tourists slowly exited, I enjoyed the hall all to myself. Only the security guards remained. Wow . . . alone and surrounded by exquisite splendor on display. I yearned to absorb every detail to recall and savor for a lifetime.
Suddenly, in this setting of grandeur and without warning, God intervened with a strong sense of His presence. Amid the soft lights, quiet music, and superb representation of royalty, I heard the strains of Edward Mote’s aged hymn play out in my head: “Clothed in His righteousness alone, faultless to stand before His throne.”
Debby, your beauty in Christ supersedes all the beauty displayed before you. Nothing compares to the magnificence of your righteousness in Christ. Nothing. Your true identity as My child is royalty, and you are adorned in My garments of salvation, arrayed in holy attire. I stopped. Overwhelmed with wonder, I marveled at the breathtaking encounter. I stood completely still and absorbed this amazing moment with my heavenly Father.
(from page 29 of The Leader’s Wife by Debby Thompson)
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)
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