Thursday, April 28, 2016

Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife by Ruth A. Tucker

I was highly intrigued when I first saw Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife: My Story of Finding Hope after Domestic Abuse by Ruth A. Tucker. I think that there is so much that seems to get covered up in the "church world" so I was thinking that this book would uncover a small portion of that. 

I'm struggling with what to say about this book because I didn't hate it, I just definitely didn't love it. This book was, in my opinion, super wordy. There was so much information in this book but I didn't really feel like the information was what I thought it would be.

After reading the synopsis, I thought that Tucker would be sharing more about her domestic abuse. While she did share about the abuse, she shared a good bit of theological information about wives submitting to their husbands and she uses her experience to back up her reasoning for believing certain things about relationships between and man and his wife. I expected more of a biography and it read more like a school book.

I honestly don't disagree with her point of view and even those she gives scriptures, I didn't feel like it was always appropriately supportive. 

I feel like there is a great deal more I could share about this book, however, I think I've said enough for now. If you are interested in this subject, take a shot at reading it. Let me know what you think.

 **I received this book in exchange for my review.**

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  1. I had seen this book mentioned somewhere and thought the title was so well done, so it's sad to hear that the book itself didn't live up to it! I, like you, would have expected biography/memoir. :( If I ever do get a moment to read it {I fear my stack to read is bigger than my time to read the stack!} I will let you know what I think!

    1. Yes, I had high hopes for it but it just didn't do it for me.