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The Pastor's Wife: The Life And Role of The Pastor's Wife

Peggy Ama Donkor

"The Pastor's Wife - The Role and Life of the Pastor's Wife" is a well-written and insightful real-life ode to pastors' wives. The author, a renowned broadcast journalist, writes in simple, relatable English, offering readers a glimpse into the pastor's wife's (Osofo/Asafo maame's) often lonely and misunderstood unscripted life.

She translates her pain from the loss of a dear friend into an opportunity to give pastors' wives a voice to share their secret pain and burdens with the world. This is not in a sense of seeking sympathy but rather in an appreciation of their public life, which has often overshadowed their individuality and the challenge of "living above reproach." She reveals how some pastors' wives have virtually lost themselves in ministry as they submissively help their spouses work towards fulfilling the mandate of their calling.

This is a must-read for all church members, helping them to appreciate the vulnerability and secret cries of the pastor's spouse. It does not paint a gloomy picture but rather sheds light on the reality and suggests how the situation can be improved through policies that allow wives to also live their calling as they support the Pastor."

Deaconess Sophia Nana Kudjordi, Pentecost International Worship Centre (PIWC), Graceland, Chief Corporate Communications Officer, ZoomLion.

In the book, Peggy raises questions about the preparations that ministers' wives undergo and how this affects them in their roles. She accomplishes this by examining the perspectives of a cross-section of ministers' wives from various denominations in Ghana and beyond. The author achieves this by beautifully weaving the biography of a minister's wife and her personal reflections on her life.

Based on these insights, she identifies the challenges faced by ministers' wives and offers useful recommendations to improve their ministry. The book carries a great deal of credibility and specificity. I am hopeful that it will inspire ministers and their wives to appreciate the circumstances in which ministry is conducted, and I highly recommend it to all.

Samuel Gyau Obuobi (Apostle)
General Secretary, The Church of Pentecost

Peggy Ama Donkor delves into the rare subject of the role ministers' wives play in the lives of ministers within the body of Christ. In her book, "The Pastor's Wife - The Life and Role of the Pastor's Wife," she recounts the life story of her late "sister" as a minister's wife and extends her observations to the roles of other ministers' wives from The Church of Pentecost and other Christian denominations.

The author raises questions about the role ministers' wives play in their husbands' ministry. She contextualizes the role of the minister's wife in The Church of Pentecost by comparing it with that of other churches. After gathering the views of a wide array of ministers' wives, she enumerates several challenges faced by ministers' wives across the spectrum and offers recommendations for addressing some of those challenges, as suggested by those already in ministry. She also provides guidance for the wives of young ministers and those entering ministry.

Undoubtedly, the author utilizes her journalistic expertise to enrich the writing. The result is a simple and easy-to-read book suitable for all audiences. I encourage everyone to obtain copies, as it will undoubtedly change your perception of who a minister's wife is for the better.

Elder Engr. Eric Atta-Sonno
Head, Project Development and Operations Department
Ghana Libyan-Arab Holding Company
Pentecost International Worship Centre, PIWC Atomic

Book Details

  • Publisher: Ghana Library Authority
  • Publish Date: Apr 7th, 2024
  • Pages: 132
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.00in - 0.28in - 0.30lb
  • EAN: 9789988374518
  • Categories: Christian Ministry - Pastoral Resources

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