My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Reading The Mission of Motherhood is like sitting down for a long, warm conversation with a friend. Sally's approach is compassionate and affectionate no matter whether her words are bringing hope and encouragement or some humbling challenge. I felt loved from cover to cover as she taught God's truth as well as applied it to the stage of motherhood that I am in and that any mother reading this book is currently going through. I felt that Sally - in her written words - came along side and breathed new life and passion in to my mission as a mother...that she cheered me on with hope.
I highly recommend this book, but I also agree with some of the reviews that I read that sometimes I felt like I could never live up to all Sally has done in raising her children. So if you read it and feel a bit overwhelmed, you are not alone. However, the books as a whole tends to focus on the positive notes rather than on the negatives of motherhood - so keep that in mind as you read.
For me this book was review of things I already know but that I tend to lose sight of in the middle of the daily crisis. I enjoyed the reminder, the refreshment, and the rehearsing of truth all the while gleaning from Sally's personal stories of how to continue to grow in my role as Mom. If you have never given much thought or studied Biblical Motherhood than I highly recommend this book as a beginning introduction into the joy of being a Biblical mother. And to those who know all about Biblical mothering, I strongly urge you to pick up a copy and let yourself be refocused by her encouragement. I personally look forward to now reading my copy of her other book, The Ministry of Motherhood.
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