New book reveals challenges of being minister's wife

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Author Sandra J. Atwater relates personal experience as minister's wife in 'Serving the Servant'

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Being married to a minister has never been the desire of author Sandra J. Atwater. So when her husband was called by God to serve the church in 1975, she was not prepared for the life that being a minister's wife would entail. In her debut nonfiction "Serving the Servant" (published by Xlibris), she reveals the challenges and secret struggles a minister's wife has to deal with in order to fulfill her obligations to herself, her husband and the Church.

The book offers a look into the often misconstrued life of a minister's family. Atwater sheds light into what it is like to bear the load of responsibilities and expectations placed upon her by society. Being a mother to her children, a wife to her husband and an anchor of the congregation require colossal efforts that are often veiled from the knowledge of many.

"A minister's wife is just as important to the minister as he is to the Church," Atwater believes. "She is the one who is supporting his efforts and probably doing more to see that his ministry is successful."

With drawn insights from over 40 years of personal experience, including input from other ministers' wives she has interviewed, "Serving the Servant" is an eye-opening exposé of the true meaning of sacrifice, faith and character from the rare perspective of the women behind ministerial work.

“Serving the Servant”
By Sandra J. Atwater
Hardcover | 6x9in | 168 pages | ISBN 9781503524088
Softcover | 6x9in | 168 pages | ISBN 9781503524095
E-Book | 168 pages | ISBN 9781503524101
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Sandra J. Atwater originated from Evansville, Indiana, where she met and married her high school sweetheart, Terry V. Atwater. She has two children and six grandchildren. She has been active in the works of the church since childhood, teaching Bible study classes, working with the youth of the church, as well as teaching the adult ladies Bible classes. She has given speeches and lectures at many ladies days and workshops, as well as spoken for civic organizations. Her husband, Terry V. Atwater has been the minister of North Shore Church of Christ in Waukegan, Illinois, since 1975.

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