The Pastor’s Wife

Mary Somerville | May 15, 2015

Gloria Furman. The Pastor's Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2015. 160 pp. $11.99.

Though young in age, Gloria Furman displays maturity beyond her years in her new book on the role of the pastor’s wife. Her forthright honesty, as well as the wisdom she’s gleaned from God’s Word and from serving as a pastor’s wife, is both convicting and encouraging.

“We wander around like poor lost sheep, bleating that nobody loves us,” the author and blogger writes, “all the while we are actually safe forever in the arms of our Savior.”

Throughout The Pastor’s Wife: Strengthened by Grace for a Life of Love, Furman continually reminds us of the gospel and who we are in Christ. She rightly and boldly affirms that our relationship with the Shepherd and his great love for us will see pastors’ wives through the hardships of ministry with their undershepherd husbands.

Aiming at the Heart 

Furman lives in Dubai, where her husband serves as senior pastor of Redeemer Church of Dubai. It’s a hard area to serve and a place where one’s soul can become as dry as the surrounding desert. We ought to listen, then, to what this young woman has to say. She challenges us not to become…

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