Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Grace for the Contemplative Parent

Based on Brother Lawrence's classic Practice of the Presence of God, this book is geared for real-time moms whose lives are full of dirty diapers and soccer practice. Don't have luxurious hours of quiet time like a 17th century monk? You are not missing out. The gospel awakens us to the very real presence of Christ in our everyday, seemingly "mundane" state of affairs. Full of practical, down-to-earth, real-life examples and wisdom from a mother of four, Lily draws readers to the simple awareness of God's presence in the day-to-day role of parenting. Experience fulfillment of a Holy Spirit saturated life in the midst of doing laundry! Realizing the grace of the gospel and our effortless union with Christ enables mothers to enjoy and rest secure in their spirituality. Religion-free parenting. Letting go of guilt and shame. It's all found in the finished work of the cross.

Lily Crowder gives mothers a whole new meaning of being a stay at home mom.  Gone is the stereotype from the world, and in comes the warmth and love that God wants us to feel as mothers.  We are reminded that children are a gift from God and that we should cherish them.  

Lily Crowder has a great writing style, and any mother or soon to be mother will enjoy reading this book.

 I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

No comments:

Post a Comment