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Hi, reader friends! Today, we welcome author friend Debby Thompson to celebrate her new release with a JustRead book blitz!
about the book
Title: The Leader’s Wife
Author: Debby Thompson
Publisher: Ambassador International
Release Date: May 11, 2018
Genre: Christian NonFiction, Marriage
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.
I never knew what I was supposed to do. (Silence) I never knew my contribution. (More silence.)
Her quivering voice and teary eyes spoke of a deep, hidden pain. Her husband’s shoulders slumped. He took a breath and exhaled slowly, before looking to see if anyone could throw an emotional lifeline to his wife. Awkwardly, those of us seated nearby lowered our gaze. No one knew how to respond, and her two painful, vulnerable statements simply hung in the air.
Forthwith, the international conference for couples in leadership derailed. The carefully crafted agenda seemed unable to address the pain and confusion for the wife of one of its leaders.
As I listened, her two sentences gripped my heart, and I made a commitment: By God’s grace, I commit to share what I know, to impart lessons I’ve learned. I knew hers was not an isolated voice, rather a consistent chorus of women from around the world who live life with world-changers. That day, my existing passion for this subject intersected with my friend’s desperate plea for help. The convergence became the volume you hold.
To restate, this book is not a job description, but a GPS; not a to do, but a to become; not a how to, must do, but a directional compass. Let me explain.
Personally, I am married to a leader with a capital L. Larry’s marriage proposal asked: Will you go with me in helping to reach the world for Christ? My answer, yes, catapulted me into an extraordinary journey (which continues to this day) of life lived alongside a world-changer.
(from page 25, The Leader’s Wife by Debby Thompson)
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.
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)
Enter via the Rafflecopter below. Giveaway will begin at midnight May 5, 2018 and last through 11:59 pm May 12, 2018. Winners will be notified within a week of close of the giveaway and given 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. Giveaway is subject to the policies found here.
Are YOU a leader’s wife, reader friends?
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