Saturday, September 29, 2012

Review: The Fruitful Wife by Hayley DiMarco


SUMMARY FROM NETGALLEY.COM:
Marriage is God’s tool of sanctification and that ought to bring women hope when things get hard. Yet very few women have the idea of spiritual growth at the front of their minds when conflict arises. In The Fruitful Wife Hayley DiMarco applies the fruit of the Spirit to wives, taking a look at how each fruit impacts a woman’s day-to-day life and manifests itself (or hides itself) as she attempts to love others the way God loves her. DiMarco is readily transparent about her own failures, sharing with readers her fights for control, authority, and respect. Ultimately, DiMarco teaches how even the rockiest of marriages can become fruitful and generate the fruit God intends to produce.
MY TAKE:

The premise of this book intrigued me. I do read and review Christian books, but I'm very choosy about which ones I read. I'm glad I picked this one up.

In The Fruitful Wife, Hayley DiMarco discusses each fruit of the Holy Spirit and how it can be applied to a woman's life and marriage.

I remember being taught about the fruits of the Holy Spirit when I was in elementary, as I went to a Catholic school. However, I don't think I really truly got what they were about. After reading this book, I totally get what the fruits are about. The book, I can say, does a good job of explaining how the fruits can be applied in real life.

The things that the books suggest aren't all that easy. I did give it a try, though, and it did my relationship a lot of good. Although I'm not sure if it's more of because of the book's influence or because it was coupled with lots of prayers. :P You might want to give it a try too.

Thanks to NetGalley and Crossway for the e-ARC. Publication date of The Fruitful Wife is on September 30, 2012.

THE GOOD:

  1. It will help you get a better grasp of the fruits of the Holy Spirit.
  2. The book makes a lot of sense.
  3. The book's lessons are doable.

THE BAD:

  1. Some women may find some of the advice tough to follow.

FAVORITE QUOTE/S:
It is important, then, to realize that the opposite of love isn't hate, but selfishness.
READ IT IF:

  1. You are having relationship problems.
  2. You want to become a better person.
  3. You want to understand the fruits of the Holy Spirit.

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