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I love my 4 children. After Isaac was born, we knew we had enough. God was calling us to give these children our best and part of fulfilling that expectation was to stop having more children. He is the rock star of the book and we aren't necessarily given the best picture of his contribution to his family. Granted, he has a calling to reach the world, but we all do. I think sometimes we have to make sure to tend to our home as well reach out to others. His rock-star status comes as much from the fact that everyone else seems to be dependent upon his whim.
The children: I can barely remember their names and I just finished the book. The narrator: since she never deals with her issues, I never get a feel for her as an individual because she is an extension of Martin. I know this is true of many happily married couples, but in terms of reading a book, I almost would prefer just an autobiography of Martin. So why did I give this book a 3 star? Well, because of 3 things. While we worry about hair appointments, internet connection speeds, sports, and eat take-out pizza, there are people in the world who are starving.
Sometimes just across town. Perhaps this is why she so annoyingly omits the make-ups, compromises, and arguments. Although this does not appeal to me, I can see that some people would be helped by some of her practical experience. I cannot recommend this to everyone. I also cannot bash it too harshly.
Wish that I had read something else, though. Mar 02, Katie rated it it was amazing.
Anna's conversational and descriptive writing style brings her beautiful, moving story to life with the ease and grace most professional authors can only hope to achieve. This book has taught me so much about family, faith and well-learned lessons! Highly recommend. Mar 18, Janette Fuller rated it it was amazing Shelves: christian.
Smith opens her home and her heart to share what life is like when her husband is leading worship on stages all over the world. Anna is not only the wife of Martin Smith but she is also the mother to six children. Anna's story begins with a terrible car wreck that seriously injured Martin "Meet Mrs.
Anna's story begins with a terrible car wreck that seriously injured Martin as they drove home late one night. It was during his recovery that he decided to make his Christian rock band a full-time endeavor and Delirious? Smith shares incredible insights and behind-the-scenes adventures that she has experienced over the past 20 years.
Many time Anna was left behind to care for the children while Martin toured the world. The Smith family was often separated but they always stayed connected and devoted to each other. The entire family would sometimes join Martin on his foreign tours. The entire Smith family experienced a close-up look at extreme poverty when they visited India, Cambodia and Africa. Anna and Martin worked together to form CompassionArt, which raises money through art and music to help the poor around the world.
The honesty of this book really touched my heart. Anna provides a realistic look at what it is like to be the wife of a rockstar. She admits that things are not always easy, but she is devoted to her family and adjusts to all the challenges that come her way. She makes it clear that God is first in her life, then her marriage and children and finally her husband's career.
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Anna does not let the fact that her husband is a celebrity go to her head. She keeps her priorities straight and is leading a very rewarding life. This book is a real inspiration. Jan 20, Amber French rated it it was amazing. Anna lives the normal life of any mother of six married to the lead singer for a hugely popular Christian band. She talks about her miscarriages and the desire she and Martin have for their kids to have compassion for others.
She talks about how she loves having people over though you may be asked to pitch in! Uncertain but hopeful. I want to find a new way of living, to find a new way of life with Martin, my children and, with my heavenly Father.
I want to reconnect with my soul, feel my heart beating again, and feel the breath of God flow through me. It was fun comparing stories with the book Delirious he wrote. Hearing her side and his gave me a better picture of what life was like for the Smith family during the seventeen years Delirious? Their heart for others is obvious and they seem like such a real couple. Loved the book! Nov 23, Zoey rated it it was ok Shelves: read-in A friend lent me this book because I am also a Christian wife with a traveling husband who loves India and because I am also a Smith!
Anna's story is straightforward and simply, humbly told. Despite the fact that she is no doubt rather wealthy and has the resources and support system to raise a large family and fly them all over the world on tour and for missions, Anna manages to sound quite relatable. Her story is about meeting her husband, getting married, having kids, see 2. Her story is about meeting her husband, getting married, having kids, seeking God's will for their lives, and doing their best to impact others with love and selflessness.
The story was hard to stick with for many pages; perhaps it would have meant more if I had known Anna personally. As the narrative continued, I began to get interested in the development of the band and its charitable projects.
The book ends with some tips from Anna on parenting and housekeeping: while these subjects are relevant to me, I didn't feel like she was sharing anything new or groundbreaking. My biggest takeaway was my surprise in finding that the wife of a Christian rock star could spend her life in ways and with concerns that seemed so familiar to the life I know. It provoked some musings on Christian culture, that's for sure. Anna Smith is a mother of six and the wife of Delirious?
For the families this meant a lot of time spent apart whenever the band was touring the planet although they did try to take their wives and kids with them whenever possible. This book tells the Delirious?