Wednesday, November 6, 2013

The Good Wife's Guide: A Book Review and GIVEAWAY!!!!!

About The Book:

Author Darlene Schacht encourages women to joyfully serve their families from a place of sacrificial love. She beautifully demonstrates how supporting our husbands and living in unity is a reflection of  God's blueprint for marriage.

While doing so, The Good Wife's Guide offers reasons for achieving a well-managed home backed by scripture and gleaned from experience. As well it provides readers with detailed cleaning and organizing schedules for practical application.

If you like tips on organization and housekeeping, this book is for you!

About The Author:

Darlene Schacht is the mother of four children, help meet to her husband Michael, and co-author of the award-winning and New York Times best-seller, Reshaping it All: Motivation for Physical and Spiritual Fitness. 

My Review:

I absolutely love reading books about marriage and homemaking, but I also love to promote fellow bloggers when they have released a book! Today I get the awesome opportunity to share with you a book from the wonderful Darlene Schacht from Time-Warp Wife. I have truly been encouraged, blessed and challenged as I read her blog. I had the opportunity to read her book Reshaping It All, co-written with the wonderful Candace Cameron Bure, and when I found out about the release of The Good Wife's Guide, in print form  (it was originally released as an ebook in 2011) I knew I had to share my thoughts about it with you.

First of all, for a little book (162 pages) it packs a lot into it! But Darlene does a wonderful job at not overwhelming you with all the good information you will read. Here is a peek at the 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

She seriously covered every possible issue that a wife needs to be aware to ensure a household is run efficiently and with love. She really does. I loved all the practical ideas and have already implemented a number of them! My most favorite part was the the housekeeping schedule which I had to adapt to meet the needs of my home child care business and my own family needs. That is wonderful thing about not only this schedule but all the tips and ideas you will find in this book! They are all easy to adapt to your own family needs!

Reading this book at this point in my marriage has been a true God-send! We celebrate our 16th anniversary later this week and yet there was so much in this book that was a great reminder to me, convicted me and showed me in a loving manner what my God-given job is as a wife and mom and to make some priority changes that have been necessary for quite sometime! I admit to sometimes feeling overwhelmed as a WAHM and wife, and this book was just the encouragement I need at this stage in my journey as a Christian wife and mom!

If you are looking for a great wedding gift or bridal shower gift, this would be perfect! And even for the upcoming Christmas shopping season, this would be a great gift idea.

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

Find out more about The Good Wife's Guide here!

BUY IT: You can purchase The Good Wife's Guide online here, both in paperback or e-book format!

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The Good Wife's Guide

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  1. I'd love to win so I can donate it to my church library. :-)

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  5. I'd love to check this book out! It sounds like a great book and one all Christian wives could benefit from! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Not sure if we are supposed to leave a comment to tell you of each extra entry but I follow on GFC.

  7. You can put me down for an entry Shirley. I've been intrigued by this woman's perspective and would love to read deeper into her book to learn more about where she is coming from