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Meet Mrs. Smith: My Adventures with Six Kids, One Rockstar Husband, and a Heart to Fight Poverty by [Smith, Anna]
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Length: 242 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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About the Author

Anna Smith is the wife of Delirious? lead singer, Martin Smith, and the sister of band member John Thatcher. Anna and Martin founded CompassionArt, which raises money through art and music to help the poor around the world. The Smiths have six children and live in the seaside village of Rustington, England.
 


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  • File Size: 846 KB
  • Print Length: 242 pages
  • Publisher: David C. Cook (April 5, 2013)
  • Publication Date: April 5, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00C6PX036
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,605 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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By amy clark on July 26, 2012
Format: Paperback
Does anyone ever wonder what the wife of a famous lead singer does? This book gives you a huge glimpse into what Anna Smith, the wife of Martin Smith, frontman for Delirious? does. And boy is she an amusing and amazing person. Basically this is a book that chronicles what has gone on in their lives from the time they were just starting to date to when they married and grew their family.

It is a really enjoyable read. Through the happiness and the heartache you truly learn what goes on with the wife of a band member - all the stress, the worry, and the cross country trips. It is really amazing what wives and the kids deal with when their husband/father is gone on tour.

They also open their home to tons of people at any given moment, which goes from being a hangout to a shelter for someone who was needing some support, all throughout their marriage, having 6 kids and then the general every day life things. And as if that weren't enough, they started a charity organization called CompassionArt along with other songwriters participating in the project. But with such a busy life, they still always had their eyes on each other and looked at what was best for their family.

Reading this was super enjoyable for me. This made a great transition back to non-fiction on a rainy Seattle day. Speaking of which, it was especially nice to read that while visiting the U.S. one of Anna Smith's favorite tour cities was Seattle. Does a native proud!

This book was hard to put down and reading it in two days made it really rewarding.
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Alright, out of complete honesty, I have several basic problems with this book:
1) The narrator is normally a very super-positive, Godly woman. However, when faced with adversity, her memoir (for this is what the book really is and the core of why I don't like it, I suppose) devolves into...well, nothing. She comes to the cusp of anger, disappointment, and general malaise and then it goes away, gets ignored, or is explained away by something positive but totally unrelated. In other words, we get no practical resolution. We don't even get any advice on how to get through these obstacles. When Martin is dreaming, flying off to India, and wants to adopt a child while basically ignoring his 5 children at home, she gets frustrated and upset. She even defines her disappointment. Her feelings of abandonment. She just never deals with them. It is empty. It is almost like someone cut those parts out. All we get are references to pillow talk and more pregnancy. Is that how a Godly woman handles abandonment? I am a man and a Christian. I think this is unrealistic.

2)She juggles all these children and keeps making more but is completely overwhelmed. I am not saying the children are the source of her issues in life. But, adding more does not solve anything. It only compounds problems. I love my 4 children. After Isaac was born, we knew we had enough. God was calling us to give these children our best and part of fulfilling that expectation was to stop having more children.

3)Everyone is a cardboard cut-out except Martin. He is the rock star of the book and we aren't necessarily given the best picture of his contribution to his family. Granted, he has a calling to reach the world, but we all do. I think sometimes we have to make sure to tend to our home as well reach out to others.
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This book was ok. I'm amazed at Ann's memory over the years with six kids and two miscarriages. I would have been more encouraged as a mom with more specific helps throughout the book, Scriptures pointing me to Christ, along with the song lyrics. She has had quite the adventure as a mom. The book however, never really had a conclusion as to why it was written.
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Good autobiography of the life of a busy mom, and the way God uses her husbands internationally known band to expose her family to poverty. Not so much about application, but looking at the problem of HOW to respond. Very enjoyable read.
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A refreshing book, about a celebrity with a "normal" life, being as normal as anyone can be who travels a lot. I found her spirit refreshing toward her day to day activities, instead of grumbling why isn't he here, she seemed genuinely encouraging to him to be his helpmeet so he could spread the love of Christ. It was also interesting to see how they managed 6 children on tour with all their varying needs. Any fan of Delirious? would enjoy seeing the start of their band and how it evolved over the years. I must say I was more interested in her life than the band for I hadn't really listened to them as a band. Now seeing the love of God that the entire band had, it's a shame they are no longer working as such. All in all it was a very interesting read of a rockstars life behind the scenes.
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Great read for anyone living in between where they are and where God is calling them. Perfect for wives of those in ministry or have husbands that travel for work. Really encouraging read.
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"Meet Mrs. Smith: My Adventures with Six Kids,One Rockstar Husband, and a Heart to Fight Poverty" by Anna Smith, is the story of a devoted Christian woman and her life as the wife of a Christian rockstar. Mrs. Smith opens her home and her heart to share what life is like when her husband is leading worship on stages all over the world. Anna is not only the wife of Martin Smith but she is also the mother to six children.
Anna's story begins with a terrible car wreck that seriously injured Martin as they drove home late one night. It was during his recovery that he decided to make his Christian rock band a full-time endeavor and Delirious? was born.
Mrs. Smith shares incredible insights and behind-the-scenes adventures that she has experienced over the past 20 years. Many time Anna was left behind to care for the children while Martin toured the world. The Smith family was often separated but they always stayed connected and devoted to each other. The entire family would sometimes join Martin on his foreign tours. They traveled to America, India, Australia, Cambodia, Africa and many other destinations. The entire Smith family experienced a close-up look at extreme poverty when they visited India, Cambodia and Africa. Anna and Martin worked together to form CompassionArt, which raises money through art and music to help the poor around the world.

The honesty of this book really touched my heart. Anna provides a realistic look at what it is like to be the wife of a rockstar. She admits that things are not always easy, but she is devoted to her family and adjusts to all the challenges that come her way. She makes it clear that God is first in her life, then her marriage and children and finally her husband's career.
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