The Excellent Wife
Author: Peace, Martha
Genre: Bible Study, Family, Women's Issues
Publisher: Focus Publishing, 1999
Tags: Women's Ministry, marriage, submission
Last year I enjoyed a Bible Study which centered around this book, and I enjoyed it immensely. It is written from a Christian perspective of complementary gender roles and biblical submission to husbands. The layout was helpful with discussion questions at the end of each chapter. Study materials are also available. I appreciated how Martha Peace successfully refutes the so-called “doormat theology” by showing how God has made provision for a wife’s safety and protection in the cases of abuse. “The Excellent Wife” is not a theology book, but rather a devotional that helps Christian women to see how a biblically submissive woman behaves. What does that look like in practical terms? Martha Peace did a great job.