The Peaceful Wife: A Mainstream Book That Promotes Headcovering
April Cassidy runs a blog called “Peaceful Wife” where she writes encouragement to women on biblical womanhood. She’s also practices headcovering and shared her testimony with us here. I got an e-mail from April in August 2014 telling me that she had been picked up by a Christian literary agent . Shortly after I heard the great news that her book was going to be published through Kregel Publications. It’s almost a year later now, and her book “The Peaceful Wife” is about to release on January 27th.
Here’s the book description and cover:
What happens when a woman becomes the wife God desires her to be?
In today’s world, women are often rewarded for having type A personalities. Driven, demanding women achieve higher positions, better salaries, and praise for their ambition. They learn to be confident, take-charge leaders who can handle anything on their own. Yet when it comes to their marriages, those same traits can backfire. After all, no one goes into marriage hoping for a promotion. What is a wife to do?
April Cassidy knows this struggle firsthand. She thought she was a great Christian wife and begged God to make her passive husband into a more loving, involved, godly leader. Instead, God opened her eyes to changes that she needed to make, such as laying down her desire for control and offering genuine, unconditional respect–not just love–to her husband. The Peaceful Wife focuses on Cassidy’s experience and its life-changing properties, providing a template for others to follow.
Cassidy’s conclusions may be as shocking to readers as they were to her, but she backs up her own tale with stories from her blog readers, and also includes recommendations for further study. She walks through baby steps on how to change, addressing questions such as:
- What is respect?
- How can you show respect?
- How is being respectful different from being loving?
In the end, The Peaceful Wife is a powerful path to God’s design for women to live in full submission to Christ as Lord.
One of the things we’re really excited about is that on page 171 she gives positive attestation to head covering. Here’s what she says:
“One of the ways that I remind myself to approach God in humility and honor is to cover my head with a scarf or hat when I pray based on 1 Corinthians 11:3-16. This simple, tangible reminder helps me to adopt a respectful prayer posture in my soul – humbly approaching God and humbly acknowledging that God can and will lead me through Greg.”
The fact that this is said in a mainstream book on biblical womanhood is incredible. Please pray that women’s lives would be changed through this publication. We want to encourage everyone on the Head Covering Movement to support this book. You can get it in paperback (Amazon, Christianbook) or you can read the Kindle version right now.
Here’s a few ways you can support: 1) Buy a copy for yourself and/or for others as a gift. 2) Put a copy in your church library and request it at your public library. 3) After you’ve finished reading it leave a review on Amazon and/or Christianbook.com.
Thank you to April for writing this book and for being a public advocate for biblical womanhood and its symbolism. I’ll leave you with a video from her on why she practices head covering when she prays:
- Is Head Covering Related to Spiritual Gifts? A Response to Barry York - July 5, 2023
- A Husband’s Authority is Limited (He is Not Pastor or King) - November 14, 2022
- Statement from Jeremy Gardiner: Leadership Transition - September 26, 2022