Full disclosure, I am not a leader’s wife. But I did grow up behind the scenes as a PK. And while Debby Thompson’s book is geared to wives in leadership positions, there’s information in this book for women in all walks of life.
In My Opinion…
Steeped in Scripture, The Leader’s Wife is a combination of encouragement, guide, and bibliography.
Debby Thompson uses her own experiences in talking about the struggles as well as the blessings of being the wife of a, as she puts it, “world changer.” Her insights into common struggles, doubts, misgivings, and more are practical, personal, and sometimes a bit convicting.
This book is overflowing with Scripture the author uses as a basis for her points, a fact which points to this book being God-breathed for women who are married to men in ministry.
I also really enjoyed the cameos of some great women of faith who supported the men in their lives. And while I’m not a wife of a world changer (or a wife at all), there was plenty to glean from Thompson.
Whether you are married to a leader or know of a leader and wife who need encouragement (family, friends, etc), Thompson’s wisdom is indispensable. The Leader’s Wife offers perspective into a role that is sometimes lonely, often scrutinized by the public, and always under attack from the enemy.
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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.