Monday, March 14, 2016

Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being A Wife by Barbara Rainey

From the publisher:

Radio personality and bestselling author Barbara Rainey knows firsthand the challenges newly married couples face. Dismayed by Hollywood depictions of marriage and the seemingly easy solution of divorce, she sees a desperate need for a voice of experience, a mentor who has been there and understands--and can encourage, coach, and care.

As her daughters began their married lives, Barbara wanted to share with them, and now you, some of the lessons learned throughout her own marriage as well as those gleaned from years of ministry to couples. In these heartfelt, insightful letters, she answers the tough questions and addresses the realities of marriage. Through personal stories--including her own mistakes--and practical advice, Barbara provides the tools and direction to help you become a godly wife and determine your part in achieving a better marriage.

What a personal, and yet fun and unique way to read marital advice.  Instead of being in the usual book form this take on the writing style of personal letters from mother to daughters.  What is awesome is that this is based on Barbara Rainey's real letters to her daughters and daughters-in-law. They weren't originally meant to be published and that is a really nice touch.

The book itself is beautiful and would make a lovely gift. The premise of the book (besides letters) is how being a wife is like art.  What a beautiful and complex metaphor that words throughout the book.  Whether fine art, or cuisine, Barbara Rainey helps make tangible connections for the reader.

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.

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