6 Good Reasons to Buy My New Book!



A few weeks ago I released the eBook version of my book, The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife: 18 Powerful Lessons for Personal Growth. And just two days ago… drum roll please… the printed version came out!!

Yes–they are hot off the press, and I have one sitting right here. It’s beautiful! There’s nothing quite like holding a book in your hand and highlighting your favorite passages, is there? The question I want to address today is Why should you pick one up? If you’re anything like me, you probably have a boatload of books kicking around so how is this any different? I have a good answer to that question–in fact I have six!

1. This isn’t your average marriage book. This book is designed to encourage you toward a Christ-centered marriage, and there’s nothing average about that. With a particular focus on transformation, the journey must begin in the heart before you can pour it out on your marriage. Every step is a gift you can bring to your marriage.

★★★★★ “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.

2. It’s Perfect for personal study or with a small group. Because the book is divided into 18 lessons it serves as a great mini-course for anyone who is looking to be encouraged. The chapters are small enough to tackle each day, but if you want to dig deeper, you might choose two/week.

★★★★★ “Page turner from the first page!!” By Nena M. Holt

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… This would be awesome alone or with a group. I highly recommend the book and am glad I read it.

3. You’ll be greatly encouraged. Have you ever gotten to the end of a book only to find that you’re feeling discouraged? I have a few times. And some of those books I haven’t even finished because I was too bored to get through them.

One thing about me is that I’m not perfect. I’m a woman who’s growing in grace like everyone else. I don’t have it all together, and I don’t expect my readers too either. BUT the encouraging side to all of this is that we serve a God who is perfect in every way. It’s only by His grace and through His grace that I write. I pray that I never forget that. My goal is to share the good news of God’s loving kindness and grace while encouraging you to grow in His Word. It’s an exciting journey that’s worth writing about!

★★★★★ “An author who truly cares about encouraging her readers” By Mama T

I was so excited to read this book and it did NOT disappoint! My favorite part is that it is written in such a wonderfully personal way that you can truly feel Darlene’s heart in each page. It is encouraging and supportive, with no judgement or condemnation, inspiring every Christian women to both reach deep inside and reach out to Christ to become the virtuous women He designed us all to be! This book is written for all of us, with our own individual struggles to give the boost we need, through God’s direction in His word, to fulfill the role He designed for us.

4. You’ll be challenged. It’s one thing to be encouraged–it’s another to also be challenged. I love reading scripture. It truly warms my heart to grow in the understanding of God’s grace. I see what He’s done and what He continues to do in my life. It’s incomparable. I also see that He’s calling each one of us toward a deeper walk of faith by which our lives are transformed and conformed according to His will. My goal is to challenge you toward a Christ-centered life.

★★★★★ “Powerful Lessons for the Christian Wife” Lisa Jacobson, Club31Women

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.

5. It’s chock-full of scripture! I once had a publisher turn down a manuscript because there was too much scripture in my book. Ouch. That’s like telling me that my dinner’s too healthy. I can’t imagine writing a marriage book that doesn’t contain scripture. To me, the very purpose of marriage is to reflect the covenant of Jesus Christ and the church. Marriage is a beautiful union ordained by God.

Kirk Cameron once said, “God speaks with authority on every subject including marriage and his advice trumps Oprah’s every time.”

The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife is laced with scripture. Examples from stories like The Good Samaritan, David and Abigail, Ruth and Naomi, and Paul’s journey at sea all help to illustrate God’s purpose for us.

★★★★★ “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.


6. When you purchase a paperback copy of my new book between now and Valentine’s day, you’ll receive this FREE eBook bonus by author Lindsey Hayes – Called to Be His Beloved: Finding Purposeful Security in a Crumbling World


What I really like about this ebook, other than the fact that it’s packed with wisdom and scripture is that Lindsey offers women practical ways to adhere to the Word while encouraging us in our roles as wives and as mothers. When I came across this book, I was excited, and my first thoughts were How can I get this into your hands? 🙂
Lindsey has graciously offered a FREE eBook copy to anyone who purchases a paperback copy of my book between now and Valentines day! It’s brand new–never before released. She likes us that much!


All you have to do to get your free PDF copy is email me the order confirmation number on your Amazon receipt here: virtuouslifebook@gmail(dot)com


About the Book
Called to be His Beloved: Finding Purposeful Security in a Crumbling World is a weekly devotional that addresses the everyday fears and challenges of the modern woman. Through the devotional, the reader will have opportunity to see God’s love, grace, and provision firsthand, while developing an understanding of His living, breathing word. As each chapter builds on the last, readers will discover that they are God’s beloved. They are treasured and secure in His arms and that He has called each of them to a beautiful and unique purpose in this crumbling world.


About the Author
Lindsey Hayes writes, I’m a follower of Christ. I am a Wife. I am a Mother. I am a chef, baker, and house maker. I am crafty. I am a lover of any project that requires power tools. I am a blogger and a writer. Most of all I am Resolved to take every single one of the above and use it to further the Kingdom of Heaven. I am a multitasking Wife and this is my Resolved Life.


Visit Lindsey around the web:
At her blog, “The Resolved Life”
At Deliberate Women


For more information, or to pick up a copy of The Virtuous Life of a Christ-Centered Wife, visit Amazon.
Available both in Paperback and Kindle and PDF


You are loved by an almighty God,
Darlene Schacht

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