About the Book
Author: Nancy Kaser
Genre: Christian Non-Fiction, Biblical Marriage
Release Date: August 20, 2019
NOTE: I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN. LINKS IN THIS POST MAY BE AFFILIATE LINKS.
Whether you’re in the honeymoon stage or celebrating your fiftieth anniversary, you have never before been in this season of your marriage. Your family dynamics, finances, health, emotional state, location, ministry, employment status—all the factors of your life—are in a perpetual state of transition. As a married woman, you are continually wife-changing. The Scriptures never change, but they can always be freshly applied to every season of marriage.
Crown is a resource that combines solid Bible teaching, humorous and humbling tales from the author’s own marriage journey, and dozens of compelling stories from real women just like you. Based on Proverbs 12:4, “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,” Crown includes concrete Scriptural truths and real-life examples that will equip you to be the excellent wife God created you to be. Complex issues such as biblical roles within marriage, physical intimacy, communication, forgiveness, and home management are all addressed with candid honesty, encouragement, and biblical substance. In thirty wife-changing lessons, you will be instructed, challenged, and motivated to walk in obedience to God’s beautiful design for marriage.
I have read quite a few books about marriage. They are always inspiring, but I rarely think about them after I have finished. A friend of mine reviewed Crown a few months ago, and her review made me want to read it—it sounded great. When the chance came up to review the book myself, I grabbed it, just because of her recommendation! I now know firsthand why she gave the book such a glowing review. This is one that (I hope) will stay with me for a long time.
Nancy Kaser has divided her book into 30 wife-changing lessons. These are grouped into six sections, so the reader is intended to study one topic a week. These topics are Yield, Help, Smile, Order, Gift, and Increase. She begins the study with the need to lay a foundation on the Word of God, and be yielded to Him, and then goes on to the practical, daily life things. She ends the study with several chapters about keeping our eyes fixed on our heavenly bridegroom. All the way through, she keeps the focus on Jesus, and refers to the Bible frequently. This book is based on the Bible!
I would say that the topic that I think about the most, after reading the whole book, is Smile. What I took away from it is to delight in being with my husband. Greet him with a smile and show him how special he is to me! I also appreciated the encouragement in the Order section. Nancy points out that our primary sphere, as Christian wives, is the home. Keeping the home in order and running smoothly is the Lord’s work! If you know me, you know that I like to be at home, keeping things going here. Another thing she points out in this section is that our home is the bridge between our family and the outside world. I was thankful for the affirmation that this is a good thing. Another thought that keeps coming back is from the Increase section. This is the quote that I keep mulling over: “I have been to more than one Bible study where the first question asked after reading a passage of Scripture isn’t “What do you learn about God in this passage?” But rather, “How does this apply to you?” This thought has been challenging me as I read my Bible the last several days.
There is only one thing I found in this book that I didn’t agree with 100%. In chapter 3, she is talking about the permanence of marriage, and discusses situations where it may be all right to divorce. I agreed with everything she said except for one sentence in which she states that a believing woman who is abandoned by an unbelieving husband is free to remarry. Other than that one statement, I wholeheartedly endorse Crown. Every wife should read this, probably more than once. I just finished a quick first read through it, and now I plan to go back through and read it as it is intended, a lesson a day, five days a week for six weeks. (That’s what I should have done for the first time through, but didn’t open my review copy till three weeks before the review was due! Oops.) And, if you want any further proof as to how I feel about this book? I just ordered two print copies, one for myself and one for a friend.
About the Author:
Nancy Kaser is a passionate pastor’s wife and veteran missionary. For over twenty-five years, she has taught women’s Bible studies, provided biblical counseling, and been a dynamic women’s conference speaker. Based in Southern California, Nancy teaches literature and history classes at The Writtenburg Door. She and her visionary husband also lead short-term mission trips with the Calvary Chapel movement and run a child-sponsorship organization.
More From Nancy:
Closing the church door after my seventh counseling appointment that week, I was overcome with the realization that every appointment had been relatively indistinguishable. The women I counseled from our congregation were generally unsatisfied, disappointed, and disillusioned with their marriages, and some were downright rebellious in their role as wives. The same anxieties, the same troubles, (and the same sins creating the anxieties and troubles) came up in almost every meeting. Though these church ladies may have been well-versed in the scriptures, no one had taught them how to live out biblical principals in their everyday lives.
As a pastor’s wife, I wished I could meet with every married lady in my church and offer practical discipleship with this hope: that a glorious, fulfilling, and God-honoring marriage—to the same guy she is married to right now! —is absolutely possible through obedience to God’s word.
Crown – 30 Wife-Changing Lessons is a resource that combines solid Bible teaching, humorous and humbling tales from my own marriage journey, and dozens of compelling stories from real women just like you. Based on Proverbs 12:4, “An excellent wife is the crown of her husband,” Crown includes concrete, scriptural truths and real-life examples that will equip you to be the excellent wife God created you to be. Complex issues such as biblical roles within marriage, physical intimacy, communication, forgiveness, and home management are all addressed with candid honesty, encouragement and biblical substance.
Whether you’re in the honeymoon stage or celebrating your fiftieth anniversary, you have never before been in this season of your marriage. Your family dynamics, finances, health, emotional state, location, ministry, employment status— all the factors of your life—are in a perpetual state of transition. As a married woman, you are continually wife-changing. The scriptures never change, but they can always be freshly applied to every season of marriage. In thirty wife-changing lessons, you will be instructed, challenged, and motivated to walk in obedience to God’s beautiful design for marriage.
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It’s easy for me to have a smile at work and with my friends, but sometimes hard to have one at home when I’m most “real.” It really hits home that I need to have a smile for my husband!
James Robert says
I really appreciate getting to read about your book since I have so many in my family who are huge readers. Thanks for sharing and for the giveaway.