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Old Wives Tales

Old Wives Tales

Twenty-first century lessons from the lives of eighteenth century women

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Lessons for today from lives of eighteenth century wives.

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In the eighteenth century God used men such as John and Charles Wesley, George Whitefield and Jonathan Edwards to bring spiritual revival to both Britain and America – but what about the women in their lives? What was it like to live and work with such dynamic and demanding men?

While looking through the lens of history, Clare Heath–Whyte draws out lessons for today, via the honest portraits of these seven unique women.

From godliness to bitterness, hostility to courage, the lives of these extraordinary women point us to a faithful God, even in the midst of the most difficult of life’s scenarios.

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Contributors Clare Heath-Whyte
ISBN 9781909611122
Format Paperback
First published October 2005
Dimensions 130mm x 199mm x 14mm
Weight 0.22 kg
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher 10 Publishing

Lee Gatiss

Director of Church Society and Adjunct Lecturer in Church History at Wales Evangelical School of Theology

Fascinating, insightful, challenging.

Alison Wynne

Member of General Synod

An inspiring and insightful book

Rachel Baughen

Trustee, The Keswick Convention

I challenge anyone not to finish this book! It will inspire, challenge and entertain as we continue to be Christian wives in the 21st Century

Customer reviews

4 May 2018

“Living lives in the light of the gospel”

Old Wives' Tales is an easy, enjoyable and thoughtful read. I loved its focus on living lives in the light of the gospel. It doesn't shy away from admitting these wives' sins and this was a helpful challenge to my own relationships.

27 Jun 2017

“A Good Read”

Personally as yet I haven't read this book, however I did lend it to a friend who thoroughly enjoyed it. She felt the title didn't give the content the justice it deserved and would highly recommend this as an excellent read.

4 Dec 2013


I loved this book! The stories are varied and fascinating. It has an engaging style so that you could give it to a younger teenager, but at the same time it deals with profound issues with compassion and insight. I appreciated the applications to our own lives and especially the study questions with each chapter, which are based around a bible passage rather than just the chapter itself. This makes it a really useful tool for small groups or one to one partnerships. I wanted to give it to everyone for Christmas and found myself planning where I could use it in church life.

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