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About the Book
The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife is written in the format of an 18-part study for daily or weekly reflection. Not only is it a powerful tool for personal growth, it’s also an ideal study-guide for small groups!
Each lesson leads you through one virtue at a time, offering you applicable and inspiring ways for a wife to grow closer to God and her husband. The virtues discussed are these:
Virtue calls us to action. As we exercise each one, they bring our flesh in line with our Spirit.
It’s one thing to know what’s good, and it’s another to walk in obedience to the knowledge that we have received. Not always easy, but obedience to our faith is always worth the effort it takes!
Every lesson concludes with the S-O-A-P method of study, prompting you to dig deeper as follows:
S – Scripture: You’ll be provided with a portion of Scripture to meditate on.
O – Observation: This is a good chance to journal your thoughts. What are some personal observations? If you’re in a group study this might include some things you’d like to share with the others.
A – Application: How can you apply this to your life? Are there changes you’d like to make? Is God prompting you to focus on something?
P – Prayer: Each lesson includes a short prayer in hopes that you will invite God to play a vital role in this personal journey.
After months and months of writing and prayer, The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife is finally ready! And people have already started raving about it!
Here are a few of the five-star reviews:
★★★★★ Excerpt of the Proverbs 31 Wife’s Manual Has Been Unearthed!!!!
By Dawn “Princess Celesf”
An absolute must read for every wife who wants to bless her husband with the best partner in life possible! Doable and choc full of wise counsel to be the complete package God designed you to be.
★★★★★ Powerful Lessons for the Christian Wife
By Lisa Jacobson, Club31Women
Powerful, is right. This is such an encouraging and challenging book for any wife to pick up – whether she’s newly married or been married for many years. Darlene writes in such a warm and kind way, sharing personal stories that bring the lessons right to home. Yet she also pushes us to grow farther – without ever sounding “preachy” or condemning. She writes as a friend, speaking the truth in love.I found myself wanting to highlight a number of excellent points. This one, for instance: “A virtuous woman isn’t ruled by her passions, she passionately pursues an incomparable God. She is strong because she knows that she can do what she wants, but she chooses to do that which is good.” ~ Darlene Schacht
★★★★★ She Had Me at the Intro
By Mandy Pagano, Deliberate Women
The introduction of this book was enough to make me shout “yes!”. By the first chapter, I was feeling increasingly convicted. Darlene is able to reach into a woman’s heart and stir within it the very things God has already placed there: a desire to serve her God, her husband and family as a woman of virtue.Being a woman of virtue or a Proverbs 31 woman in the 21st century is not always looked upon favorably. Darlene is able to present the reality of it in such a way that you realize having virtue is a noble and honorable characteristic for any woman. Being a help meet requires a quiet strength and the ability to offer grace and humility. It was after finishing the first chapter that I had an honest –and difficult–conversation with my husband. I woke up the next morning with a new mindset and vision for our family about the kind of woman I need to be.One thing I really love about Darlene is that she is not cheering from the sidelines. After reading her biography, I realize she is on the front lines and she has been through enough of her own marriage struggles to really appreciate walking the talk. I recommend this book for all women, married or otherwise.
★★★★★ Page turner from the first page!!
By Nena M. Holt
Darlene is so easy to relate to and she definitely understands wives! I love this book because it is very logically laid out, easy to understand, and great real life examples. I loved the questions at the end of each chapter and the way the bible verses are intertwined into each virtue. It makes it very easy to understand and relate to. While completing the questions and bible reading at the end of each chapter it really helps you reflect on your own situation and growth. This would be awesome alone or with a group. I highly recommend the book and am glad I read it.
★★★★★ Powerful and amazingly brilliant!
By Tonya Speelman “Hoarder of Books”
With Darlene’s style of writing, you read and re-read it, possibly stopping to pen notes, pray and sometimes cry a bit. Darlene gives bits of herself, leaving her open and vulnerable. I always loved the idea of a mission statement, but being married for so long, I thought, heck those are only for the newlyweds. But after Darlene’s urgings, I think I will request we do one!I could hear Darlene’s voice the whole time I was reading, you can just tell her heart is in this book. As she gently nudges us all closer to Him. What a blessing! This will make great small bible studies as well as great gifts for others.I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
For more information, or to request a review copy, contact Darlene Schacht at: virtuouslifebook@gmail(dot)com
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