"Black and White Bible, Black and Blue Wife"
Author: Ruth A. Tucker I suppose I should start my first "Book Tales" blog with a book that is nice and fluffy, the perfect beach read. But I've never been one to follow the crowd (sorry, Momma).
I've never met Ruth Tucker, but I caught a glimpse of her heart in this book. A heart that has been touched by more hurt than I could imagine, but is so beautiful. There are two main subjects that I found apparent in this book: Ruth's story of domestic abuse in her marriage, and how the Bible approaches equality in marriage.
On top of an eloquent writing style for such a hard topic, Ruth gracefully approaches each page with an open heart, inviting readers in to catch a look at her past and dig deeper into the Word. She gives a poignant insight into why people stay in destructive marriages, how the Church needs to be handling domestic abuse better, the difference between complementarianism and egalitarianism within marriages, and gender equality.
If you've never been touched by the tragedy that is domestic violence, or would like to dig deeper into Biblical marriage, I suggest you pick up Ruth's book for a new perspective.
I'd even take this one to the beach.