She Can't Even Play the Piano!
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About "She Can't Even Play the Piano!"
Unfortunately the job of pastor's wife doesn't come with a job description and how-to manual. Ministry wives face many unwritten expectations from the church, their families, and even their husbands. Full of stories from veteran ministry wives who have more than 1,000 years of combined experience ministering alongside their husbands, She Can't Even Play the Piano provides insight and advice for balancing the demands of ministry and family while making time for one's own priorities as a pastor's wife. She Can't Even Play the Piano is guaranteed to encourage and uplift anyone who has ever felt overwhelmed by the stereotypical expectations that come when serving as a minister's wife.
Meet the Authors
Joyce Williams (Ed)
JOYCE WILLIAMS is a native of Roanoke, Virginia. She and her husband, Gene, are founders and directors of Shepherds' Fold Ministries, a ministry of encouragement and affirmation to pastors and their families. Joyce and Gene speak in many settings in the U.S. and internationally including special assignments with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. They live in Wichita, Kansas.
Ruth Bell Graham
Ruth Bell Graham was the child of missionary parents, the admired and beloved wife of world-renowned evangelist Billy Graham, mother of five children, grandmother of 19, and great grandmother to a growing number. Ruth was also an accomplished author. In 1996 Ruth and Billy Graham were awarded the Congressional Gold Medal. Her hometown was Montreat, North Carolina where she died on June 14, 2007.
Kay Warren, cofounder of Saddleback Church with her husband, Rick, is an international speaker, best-selling author and Bible teacher who has a passion for inspiring and motivating others to make a difference with their lives.
She is best known for her 10 years as a tireless advocate for those living with HIV and AIDS, and the orphaned and vulnerable children left behind. As an advocate, she has traveled to 19 countries, calling the faith community as well as the public and private sectors to respond with prevention, care, treatment and support of people living with the virus.
Kay is author of several books including her newest Choose Joy: Because Happiness Isn't Enough, which was adapted from a Bible study she first taught at Saddleback Church in July 2011, drawing more than 5,000 women for the four-week sessions. In the book, Kay describes how painful experiences - two bouts of cancer, watching as life-threatening illnesses attacked her children and grandchildren and living with mild depression most of her life have shaped her conviction that joy is a choice and within the reach of every person, no matter how desperate or dark circumstances may be.
She is also author of Dangerous Surrender, which was originally released in 2007 and revised, expanded and published as Say Yes to God in 2010, and coauthor of Foundations: 11 Core Truths to Build Your Life On with Pastor Tom Holladay in 2004.
Additionally, Kay has also written for Christianity Today, Purpose Driven Life, CNN.com and The Washington Post, and has been featured in Newsweek, Reader's Digest, Guideposts, Sojourners, POZ and Today's Christian Woman magazines, among others.
Kay attended California Baptist College and earned her B.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. She is mother to Amy, Joshua and Matthew, and grandmother to Kaylie, Cassidy, Caleb, Cole and Claire.
"VONETTE BRIGHT, " along with her late husband, Dr. Bill Bright, cofounded Campus Crusade for Christ. Her commitment to helping reach the world for Christ fuels her passion for prayer and a desire to help others develop a heart for God. She has authored or coauthored more than 20 books, including the Sister Circle novel series and many Bible studies and devotionals. Vonette serves as chair of the Bright Media Foundation and maintains a packed schedule from her home in Orlando, Florida. She has two married sons and four grandchildren.
Rogers is a committed home maker and diligent student of nutrition and has been an enthusiastic advocate for healthy eating for more than 20 years.
Jill Briscoe and her husband Stuart have worked together for over 40 years, and have three grown children and 13 grandchildren. A native of Liverpool, Jill is a prolific writer and author of The Deep Place where Nobody Goes, God's Front Door, Prayer that Works and Faith that Works and many other books. Jill serves on the board of directors of World Relief and of Christianity Today, and is a popular speaker at key Christian events around the world. Jill and Stuart live in Milawukee, Wisconsin. - Publisher.
Carol Cymbala directs the 250-member, six-time Grammy Award-winning Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. She and her husband, Jim, lead the unique ministry of The Brooklyn Tabernacle. They have three children and five grandchildren, and live and minister in the New York City metro area. SPANISH BIO: Carol Cymbala. Directa los 250 miembros. Directora del coro del Tabernaculo de Brooklyn que ha sido nominado en cuatro ocasiones alos premios musicales (Grammy) y una variedad de personas con varios antepasados, incluyendo abogados, sientificos y las primeras personas de la calle. Al paso de los anos ella ha