What follows is a review from my wife Tracy.
Motherhood is demanding, even exhausting at times. Many moms struggle with having the energy and fortitude necessary to keep up with the demands of their lives and the lives of their children. What adds to the difficulty, is motherhood doesn’t allow you to have much time to yourself. Getting adequate sleep can be a challenge, let alone carving out time to nourish yourself physically, emotionally, and most importantly, spiritually.
In her book, Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood (Waterbrook), Melissa Kruger gives us an encouraging and helpful antidote to this problem. This eleven-week devotional Bible study addresses many areas in which moms struggle. The first several weeks lay the groundwork by examining faith, wisdom, and prayer. The second part of the book looks at the fruits of the Spirit. Almost all moms will resonate with chapters covering such topics as joy, patience, and kindness. Each week of the devotional is broken down into five studies. The first four days examine topical Scripture verses, and the fifth day features a devotional reading. There is room right in the book to answer the brief, but helpful questions. The devotional contains all the Scripture readings within the book which is useful as well. Most readers could probably complete each day’s study in about 20 minutes. There is also a study guide in the back of the book for readers who wish to use the book in a group setting.
Moms desperately need to be encouraged and challenged spiritually on a daily basis. This practical book is a great resource for helping to make that happen. Pick up a copy and dedicate a few minutes each day to grow in your relationship with God. It is only at the foot of the cross that you will find the rest and energy you need to face the challenges of each day.
I received this book from Blogging for Books for this review.