Monday, March 7, 2011

Meet Mrs. Smith: A Book Review

About The Book:



With a good dose of spiritual insight, parenting advice, and wry humor, Anna Smith chronicles her life as wife of the lead singer of Delirious?, the history-making band that launched the modern-day worship movement.

A feast of behind-the-scenes insights about life as an international celebrity, this book is also a profound look at one family's quest to foster a rich spiritual life and care for others while living well in a consumption-driven world. This book is about not settling for less-in life, as a parent, and as a rock star-but doing everything with soul purpose. Readers will come away entertained and inspired, ready to surprise the world with their desire to do great things for God.


About The Author:


Anna Smith is the wife of Delirious? lead singer, Martin Smith, and the sister of band member John Thatcher. Anna and Martin founded CompassionArt, which raises money through art and music to help the poor around the world. The Smiths have six children and live in the seaside village of Rustington, England


My Review:


Written in a very conversational manner, I felt like I was sitting with Anna Smith in a little coffee shop and reminiscing over her time as a wife to lead singer of Delirious?, one of the most prolific and influential worship bands in the last 20 years. 


Meet Mrs. Smith is a very open and honest look at being a wife of a rock star, and how, when we are open and obedient to what the Lord wants to do in our lives, for His Kingdom, all kinds of wonderful, and at times, chaotic, things can (and will) happen. What I really enjoyed was the questions at the end of the book regarding how Anna runs her household (particularly when Martin is away), how she makes time for each of her six children, on an individual basis, and how she makes time for her marriage and for herself. Wonderful, easy to implement ideas and tips are also included.


A great companion read to the book Delirious by Martin Smith (you can see my review here).


I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: You can purchase Meet Mrs. Smith online through David C. Cook - it is also available through your local Christian bookseller


***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of David C. Cook and The B and B Media Group Inc., for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

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