Book Review & Blog Tour: The Beautiful Wife

Book Title: The Beautiful Wife – Focused on Christ, Fulfilled in Marriage

Author: Sandy Ralya

Published: 2012

My Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Overview

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.

Chapter titles include
  • Cultivating Mystique
  • Opening Lines of Communication
  • Speaking Truth in Love
  • Choosing God’s Best

Written from her own experience, including failure & success, this book offers biblical principles and practical tips for strengthening your marriage.

My Review

In the first paragraph of the introduction, Sandy Ralya writes,

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.

I knew it was going to be a GOOD read! Reading through the first chapter, words just leapt off the page at me. I was highlighting and notating statements and paragraphs that just really spoke wisdom to my heart.

Sometimes, I wonder about being a wife – am I a good wife? Do I have what it takes to be a good wife to my husband? How can I be a better wife when I feel like I fail in so many ways?

Rather than beating me down with a list of “shoulds” – this book is written in a conversational tone that invites me to appraise both my strengths and areas that need work.

I have not finished reading this book, but using it in conjunction with the prayer journal, is proving to be very encouraging and takes me into deeper thought and application than I imagined. While it is designed for group work – it is not impossible to walk through it individually and apply it to my life.

The Mentor’s Guide is incredibly helpful for anyone who leads women’s ministry or serves as leader for The Beautiful Wife group.

I am really glad I had the opportunity to read this book and review it. It’s a great handbook to give me a fresh perspective on my God-given role as wife to Roy.

I will feature a few more guest posts from Sandy throughout March, so stay tuned to get a little taste of the kind of writing that has already inspired me!

BE SURE TO MARK YOUR CALENDARS AND RSVP for Sandy’s Beautiful Womanhood Facebook Party TOMORROW 3/8. She will be celebrating the launch of The Beautiful Wife and giving away a Kindle Touch with WiFi, a copy of The Beautiful Wife, and the coordinating Prayer Journal and Mentor’s Guide!

Welcome to part of the Litfuse Publicity blog tour for Sandy Ralya’s new book, The Beautiful Wife. As part of the Litfuse reviewers group, I received 1 copy of The Beautiful Wife, the Beautiful Wife Prayer Journal, and the Beautiful Wife Mentor’s Guide for review. As always, the opinions expressed here are fully my own and I only recommend books & products that I feel will benefit you, my reader.