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  • Paperback: 160 pages
  • Publisher: AliBelle, LLC (July 14, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0985461306
  • ISBN-13: 978-0985461300
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.4 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (86 customer reviews)
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I've had this book for a few months and have read it through twice, thinking that maybe I was being overly harsh. The author has wonderful intentions and clearly a good heart. That said, I wouldn't recommend this devotional to others. It is essentially a handbook on transforming yourself, by your own efforts, into what the author interprets God's idea of a pleasing wife to be. Wonderful, useful things like "stop nagging" and "do one thing today that you know your husband would appreciate" have their impact lessened by "put on some make up" and "Have sex when he wants to". The author even admits to believing that if your husband stares at other women, it is probably because you aren't taking time to look pretty. I believe Proverbs 31 to be an incredibly valuable resource to the Christian wife and I believe the author to be, truly, a woman searching for God's will in her life and marriage. I have to be honest, though, in saying that I found this book to be incredibly superficial and much too reliant on one's own efforts, leaving out entirely the transforming work of the Holy Spirit. Until we surrender to the idea that we can't become new people by wearing makeup, cooking dinner or working out, those efforts will be grudging, desperate and ineffective.
I'm truly sorry that this book wasn't all I hoped it would be but I must honestly recommend looking elsewhere for insight into the Proverbs 31 wife.
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I stumbled upon this book and it is amazing being a new wife a lil less than a year this book was a tremendous help. It taught me what Gods purpose for a wife and mother is. I strive to be a Proverbs 31 wife, this book is clear and concise. Easy to read a chapter a day as a daily devotional or dive right in and read at one sitting. A book once you start you cant put down.
I will be giving this book to all my friends as a wedding gift. This is a must have of all wives and mother, any age and amount of time married. Everyone can receive a blessing from the inspired words written in it. Would highly recommend to any women.
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The Proverbs 31 Wife Handbook is exactly what the title says - a handbook to teach wives of today how to be what God calls them to be in Proverbs 31. And ladies, it can be done!

Sometimes we read Scripture and it seems so old fashioned and out of date that we ignore what it is saying, but Lara Velez has a gift (which I firmly believe is from God) that allows her to be able to take those words and transform them into a deeper, more timely, understanding that we can all relate to. She's written the handbook verse by verse, explaining what it all means and how we can bring it into our own lives no matter what our circumstances.

This is a very powerful and useful tool for every wife out there and I think anyone who gets it will be blessed in their reading and study of it. I know that for me personally it has really opened my eyes and made me want to be the wife that God made me to be - not just in words, but in actions. My Husband deserves it.
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This book is poorly written. The application the author gives is misguided. If you're looking for a sound book on marriage, please read The Meaning of Marriage by Timothy Keller. I have yet to read a book more helpful and biblically sound on this topic. The Meaning of Marriage: Facing the Complexities of Commitment with the Wisdom of God

I would have loved to hear the author talk about ways to become the best wife you can be by working with your spouse and doing things that promote the best for each other. Her views seem to promote the idea that women work for their spouse as opposed to with their spouse. The latter would have been more balanced.

The author of this book suggests things like "wear make up" and "have sex when he wants to." Make up and sex are not a cure all for marriage. These seem like worldly things to suggest to a Christian woman. There is nothing wrong with wearing make up or having sex, but she seems to feel that it's a wife's duty to bow to her husband's every desire. The thing is, marriage is about two people serving one another. Sure, compromise sometimes. But she makes it seem as if it's always the wife's duty to compromise.

Regarding cleaning the home, she says "If your husband is not helpful and does not feel obligated to help you, it is still YOUR job to manage the home." Both spouses should manage their home and split their daily tasks in whatever way they like. She is assuming every marriage is set up the exact same way. A book geared toward women about marriage should have principles that apply to all Christian women in marriages, regardless of the way responsibilities are split.
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I am halfway through completing Proverbs 31 Wife handbook and I have to say that its been a blessing to me in the area of becoming a helpmeet to my husband! I especially enjoy the way its laid out and have learned a new style of bible study that I have even started to use during my regular quiet time.

The author really shows enthusiasm for being a "Proverbs 31" wife and I am so glad that I found this handy resource. I also love her "Fruit of the Spirit" Series which are small bites of devotions that I am loving!

Keep up the great, motivating work. I look forward to more of what the author brings forward this year!!
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