Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Good Wife's Guide - Book Review

I really enjoyed this eBook; I put it on my phone and read it whenever I had a few moments! I appreciated that it was a quick read and straight to the point. Being a wife and momma means you don’t have as much time to read. : ) It’s a very encouraging book packed full with truth & inspiration to be a good wife.

The first part of this book goes through life experiences and pares them up with the Bible. Encouraging & inspiring us as wives to take on our God given role and flourish.
Purpose is found in those quiet moments when no one but God sees the work of your hands. ~ Darlene Schacht 
The second part of this book is about “Practical Application” - managing your time and housekeeping well. This section is extremely thorough and goes through so much. Darlene shares her best tips on organizing, deep cleaning, regular cleaning schedules & cleaning recipes.

In the deep cleaning your bathroom part (section 2, schedule 6) Darlene gives 53 steps to get it done. I didn’t know you could find 53 things to clean in the bathroom, it’s pretty much the smallest room in most houses. I feel quite motivated after reading this book and want to get some deep “Spring Cleaning” done, hopefully soon!

I loved this poem that was in the book:

A Kitchen Prayer 
Thank God for dirty dishes, 
They have a tale to tell; 
While others may go hungry 
We’re eating very well. 
With home, health, and happiness, 
I shouldn’t want to fuss; 
By the stack of evidence, 
God’s been very good to us! 

I didn’t necessarily learn something “new” from this book but was encouraged to continue to strive towards always being a better wife to my husband & momma to our children.   A good, respectful, godly, happy, joyful, etc wife makes a happy mom & example to her children.

I think this book would make a great gift or read for a new wife or one who has been married for awhile!! :) Its well worth the $2.99 for the eBook format and the $11.95 for the printed copy (I’d love to get a printed copy some day – this is definitely a read again book!)  The printed copy just was release April 16th!

You can read more about Darlene on her site here, I'm sure you will be encouraged there by the things she shares - I have been!  The Good Wife's Guide can be purchased here.

{I love the background song...}

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Candace Cameron Bure
Part 1:
The Good Wife’s Guide
Learning to Manage Ourselves
Being Selfish is Not Okay
Group Your Life Inventory
Time Well Spent
My Desire for Curb Appeal
Domestically Challenged
What Will They Take Away?
Repetition, Pattern, Order
Laughing Over Spilt Milk
Biblical Submission Defined
No Need of Spoil
Living in Unity
The Treasure of Your Heart
Enhance Your Inner Beauty
Love and Let Go

Part 2:
Toss Out 25 Things
Organizing Your Home
Housekeeping Schedule
Deep Clean Your Kitchen in 5 Days
Deep Clean Your Bedroom
Deep Clean Your Bathroom

Which Chapter would you like to read the most?

**A big thank you to Darlene Schacht for providing a copy of this book for the purpose of this review.  All opinions are my own.


Darlene Schacht said...

Thank you so much for your awesome review!! I'm going to tweet the link to my readers. I really appreciate you taking the time to read it AND write down your thoughts. That is so kind. :)

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

I have the book and my favorite is the housekeeping schedule ;) :) Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

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