I’m such a book worm and I love sharing books and authors that I think you might love. There are just so many great books to read this Fall and I’m all about the mom books this season! My Amazon shopping cart has been getting a workout!
Here are some of my favorites right now that will help you grow,
challenge you, and encourage you.
Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors:
How Less-Than-Perfect Parents Can Raise (Kind of) Great Kids
by Jami Amerine
This book just released and trust me, you need my friend Jami’s grace filled, truth laden, nitty-gritty, and laugh out loud funny book in your life!
Here is a little excerpt from google.
“”If, like me, you’ve stepped on a Lego while barefoot, it can be difficult to wrap your mind around the divine qualities of the path beneath your feet.” Jami Amerine
Come find the miracle in the mayhem.
As moms, we know we’ve messed up in so many ways. Royally. Maybe you think you’ve failed your children, your spouse, and your God.
But did you know that in the midst of your failures and fears, you are still loved—royally? As a child of noble birth? Do you believe your children are in better hands than your own and that you don’t need to hold on so desperately?
Jami Amerine, author of Stolen Jesus, delivers a totally relatable account of her hilarious and honest experiences and misadventures in motherhood. She’s eager to help you see how to let your Heavenly Father parent you, so you can embrace peace as you parent your children.
Come meet with the One whose presence turns sticky floors into sacred ground.”
Cheers to the Diaper Years:
10 Truths for Thriving While Barely Surviving
With her sweet humor and style, my friend Erin cheers on mamas in a way that will make you feel like you are chatting with a girlfriend.
Here is the Amazon description.
“Welcome to Crazy Town.
Population: Every mom with kids in diapers.
As moms, we drive ourselves crazy striving for perfection. We try to prepare the healthiest meals, install the safest car seats, plan the best birthday parties, and still we lie awake at night wondering if we’re doing enough. The pressures can be overwhelming.
Thankfully, the Bible provides us with an encouraging framework for godly parenting. Cheers to the Diaper Years shares ten biblical truths that will help you:
- find something great in every day,
- manage your time around what matters most,
- go from worrier to warrior,
- dump the mommy guilt,
- celebrate your unique awesomeness, and
- rely on God’s Word to guide your child to Christ.
Out of all the mothers in the world, God selected you to parent your child. You can survive the diaper years because you are more than enough in Christ. Cheers to the grace and goodness found in him!”
Embracing the Mission Field Right Under Your Roof
We are reading this awesome book by my friend Shontell in the Book Club Community and if you join us there, you can get a free digital copy this month! You are going to love the way Shontell challenges you to love the people God has given you with intention.
Here is how Amazon describes this book.
“Mission work is not for the faint of heart. We admire those brave souls who leave behind the comforts of home and go to foreign fields to bring the love of Christ to people in need. And sometimes it feels uninspiring to be stuck at home in the day-to-day of parenting when others are out there changing the world, soul by soul.
Shontell Brewer has a message to renew the spirits of everyday moms: they too have a critical calling as the very first missionaries their children meet. In her informal, funny voice, Brewer points out the many unexpected parallels: A missionary may need to learn a foreign language and new customs to understand and communicate with those around her. A missionary has to follow the path God puts before her, sacrificing sleep, comfort, time, and toilets. Sound like any moms you know?
Brewer tackles common challenges from mom-guilt to the temptation to be a martyr to those days when it feels like only a box of cookies and a Netflix binge can restore a sense of peace. But through it all, she shares the truth that there’s more to parenting than potty training and orthodontist appointments. Mothers make the love of Christ tangible and understandable to their children. With determination and a few purposeful steps, moms can embrace their own mission field, leading their families–heart, soul, mind, and strength–to Christ.”