In 'For Richer, For Poorer', Clare Heath-Whyte highlights the lives of six women from the nineteenth century who were married to notable men. She aims to give an insight into their characters and ministries, weaving biographical details with gentle challenges for us to take away for our own lives. A couple of the more familiar names are Susannah Spurgeon and Elizabeth Fry, but it’s a great encouragement to see how each of these women served the Lord in supporting their busy husbands alongside ministries of their own. The women come from a variety of backgrounds yet all share a deep love for Christ, and I was struck continually by their dedication to him in the midst of their often very trying circumstances of poor health and poverty. It’s an inspiring read, and has helpful bible study questions at the end of each chapter for those who would like to read it with others.

Jody Guy, St Andrews Free Church