Friday, February 24, 2012

"gloriously messy"

Focused on Christ
Fulfilled in Marriage
The Beautiful Wife: Focused on Christ, Fulfilled in Marriage
"Don't let the title confuse you.  This isn't a book for women pursuing physical beauty or perfection as defined by our culture.  The Beautiful Wife is a book for the gloriously messy woman who has serious and not-so-serious questions about her role as a wife..."
Sandy Ralya challenges women to create an attitude of beauty in the home.
to promote peace
(instead of quarreling)
(instead of complaining)
to be slow to anger 
The Prayer Journal provides a place to "do" the hard work needed to produce desired beautiful results.  The journal is made up of organized spaces giving opportunity to memorize, respond to Scripture and write in prayer.  Each section in the journal is a response to the corresponding chapter in the book. 
I also received a copy of the Mentor's Guide.  This book is specifically put together to use with the Beautiful Wife curriculum.  However, in many ways it is practical for anyone who is hosting a small group with practical tips on simplifying hospitality and creating a warm atmosphere, guidance on becoming a confident mentor, as well as weekly leader materials and optional activities.

caution:for the humble. the broken.for the woman willing to be last and serve.

About the book:
The Beautiful Wife uses these inspiring stories along with biblical principles to guide and encourage any wife looking for God's best in her marriage. The Beautiful Wife answers serious questions women have about their roles as wives. Discussing everything from romance and money to beauty, communication, and sex, Sandy challenges women to open up and share their journeys so that together they can see God's plan for their marriages. "It is my passion to help women discover God's heart for their marriage, just as the other women helped me," writes Sandy. "When women share with each other the details of their journeys with God as wives, it's a beautiful thing indeed." The Beautiful Wife has two companion resources - Prayer Journal and Mentor's Guide.

Meet Sandy Ralya:
Sandy Ralya is the founder and director of Beautiful Womanhood, a marriage mentoring ministry based near Grand Rapids, Mich. Her marriage testimony was the focus of a popular three-day interview on FamilyLife Today, TV's Walking by Faith, and Time Out for Women. Sandy is a sought-after speaker, presenting Beautiful Womanhood seminars to hundreds of women each year at MOPS groups, women's retreats, and church leadership conferences across the country and in Canada. Sandy and her husband Tom have been married since 1980, and have a growing number of grandchildren.

Link to buy the book
Beautiful Womanhood

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends 3/7/12. Winner will be announced at Sandy's "Beautiful Womanhood" Facebook Party on 3/8. Sandy will be hosting an evening of chat, laughter and encouragement - bring your friends! She'll also be giving away some GREAT prizes: gift certificates, books, prayer journals, gift certificates and a live chat with Sandy for your Bible study or small group!

So grab your copy of The Beautiful Wife and join Sandy and friends on the evening of March 8th for an evening of fun.
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Win a Kindle Touch and RSVP for FB party 3/8!
One beautiful winner will receive
  • A Brand new Kindle Touch with Wi-Fi
  • The Beautiful Wife by Sandy Ralya
  • The Beautiful Wife Prayer Journal and Mentor's Guide by Sandy Ralya
Enter Today and Save the Date-3/8!

I received copies of these books for the purpose of review.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like another good book to read. Thanks for the review.