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You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes [Paperback]

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An utterly honest, charmingly-witty, and biblically insightful guide for every minister's wife who wants to serve the church and support her husband—without losing herself along the way.

When most women think of a "pastor's wife," certain images come to mind: either a woman who's so holy she doesn't seem human, or someone sentenced to a life without fun, fashion, or friends. You will feel an instant sisterhood with Lisa, a senior pastor's wife happily serving in the trenches. She understands the challenges of a life lived before a congregation, from finding friends and coping with criticism to saying goodbye and starting all over again.

Through Lisa's engaging style and fresh perspective, you'll be encouraged to fully embrace being "married to the ministry"!

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Pages   206
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.4" Width: 5.4" Height: 0.6"
Weight:   0.54 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2010
Publisher   David C. Cook
ISBN  1434767264  
EAN  9781434767264  

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Enjoyable-Encouraging and Enlightening  Apr 16, 2010
"You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes" is a humorous and yet deeply encouraging book, written by Lisa McKay.

Don't let the title mislead you into thinking that you have to be a Pastor's wife to enjoy it. With a very humorous and deeply human touch, Lisa McKay, shares a witty look at the behind the scences experience of being a Pastor's wife.

Bringing a human look at an oft not thought about position in the church, it was both touching and engaging how Lisa McKay, explore the trials, tribulations and joys of being a Pastor's wife and not only provide sound advice for both those who are involved in the ministry and those who are not, but "You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes" also addresses issues that the "non-pastor" wife may experience, including issues such as a church that hurts.

The ancedotes that she shared from her beginnings prior to being a Pastor wife, to deep observations of interactions from before and behind the pulpit, I finished "You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes" not only chuckling and being reminded that Pastor Wives are human beings too, but also a look at my own preconceptions of Pastor Wives and also how, in the long run, we are all fellow believers, both with like and different opinions, in this awesome journey with our Heavenly Father.

Each chapter ends with not only insights to think about, but challenging questions as well, that is applicable to anyone whose involved in any level of ministry and a great reminder that we don't become any more of a "Super Being" but are still human beings.

I was pleasantly surprised as well, in Lisas' insight about blogging that I felt for many of us who blog for various reasons, could benefit from as well as encouraged in our blogging experiences.

A light and fun read, "You can Still Wear Cute Shoes" reminds all of us, that if we choose to go into ministry, be it through our spouses or personal decisions, that it's about who we are and yes, cute shoes are still applicable!
Understanding for Ministry Wives!  Apr 15, 2010
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes by Lisa McKay is a great encouraging read about the challenges and unique situations that come with being a preacher's wife. Don't you love that title? Any woman who has a husband in the ministry should read this book. In addition - this book would make a WONDERFUL gift to encourage your pastor's wife - or anyone in your life who is in the ministry. I think a lot of people take for granted the difficulties associated with a calling to a ministry life. This calling is a particular challenge when it is your husband's calling - not yours. It is truly a unique life - both difficult and wonderful at the same time.

This book is packed with advice, scripture, Biblical application, personal examples, and encouragement; but what is most valuable is the understanding. It is hard in the ministry to find someone who understands the challenges of life in the ministry; particularly if you are serving in a small church in a small town. Lisa tackles some HUGE issues like involvement, privacy, hurts, PK's, and serving in your own ministries.

You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes should be required reading for ministry wives! One of the neat things this book includes at the end of each chapter is the "Round Table" insight from other women in all walks of life, not just ministry wives. I loved this book, and Lisa McKay! She has such a "girlfriend" casual feel to her writing; you feel like you've known her forever. Her sense of humor and fun make this book fun to read, too. She did a great job with a pretty complex topic.
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes  Apr 7, 2010
Who is a pastor's wife? What does she do? How should she dress? Believe me all of these questions will run through your head once you find out your husband is called to be a pastor. Lisa McKay faced each of these questions. Lisa and her husband were not even saved when they married, but came to find the Lord right before their divorce was final, they were on the brink of divorce and found the Lord. Imagine though if you will a young couple who really were not familar with church and "churchese" finding themselves facing the call into ministry.

Lisa's book will address her journey of learning to live in that calling. A humorous yet serious look at the expectations pastor's wives face and often put on themselves. She will show how to find that happy medium, when to say yes and when to say no to the requests made on a family. A valuable tool for all pastor's wives!What sets this book apart from all other books about being a pastor's wife? For me it is the sections in the back of the book, the section for lay people to understand more about their pastor and his wife. The section for the pastors to understand and minister to their wives. Definitely a tool that all lay members should have in their hands. 206 pages 4 stars

This book was provided for review by B & B Media group for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review.
You Can Still Wear Cute Shoes  Mar 24, 2010

YOU CAN STILL WEAR CUTE SHOES is a book to help women who's husbands are planning on going into the ministry. Or, perhaps he's already in it, and you just aren't sure what your duties are when you are married to the pastor. Suddenly, you're living in the fishbowl and struggling to survive.

Lisa McKay is a pastor's wife and in honest terms described how she and her husband were close to divorce when he started going to church. He found the Lord and was called into the ministry, and she tried to copy a stern-faced old lady by dressing in old-person clothes, taming her hair and baking casseroles for everyone.

Most of us weren't that extreme when our spouse announced his call to the ministry. But we all were a little lost. Are the churches going to get a "Two for the price of one" couple, or will she be able to stay home and raise her children while supporting her husband?

In a witty manner, you will be able to relate to Lisa McKay as she shares the challenges of a life lived before a congregation. She'll walk you through finding friends to coping with criticism, to saying good-bye to a church family and starting over again.

YOU CAN STILL WEAR CUTE SHOES is a must read for every woman who is doing the ministry wife "thing." If your husband is a pastor, or is in school to become a pastor, then YOU CAN STILL WEAR CUTE SHOES is a book you must read.

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