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Ruth SchwenkZondervan / 2018 / Trade PaperbackOur Price$3.994.5 out of 5 stars for The Better Mom: Growing in Grace Between Perfection and the Mess. View reviews of this product. 7 Reviews
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Womderful book5 Stars Out Of 5read it!December 30, 2020Womderful bookThis is such an amazing book. I bought it for my 2 bestfriends and they loved it too. I cried a lot, I cant imagine anyone not liking it.
Kris BushOrlando, FLAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Ruth relates to moms wellOctober 26, 2018Kris BushOrlando, FLAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Ruth does an amazing job in reminding us moms that we aren't called to perfection but to grace and to Jesus. We are called to steward the hearts of our babes. And it's ok that the season of parenting that you are in is hard. Parenting was not made to be easy but give yourself grace and turn to Jesus to allow Him to refresh you, to be your refuge, to give you wisdom as you parent your children.
As you see above in the table of contents Ruth covers the real topics and seasons of life. There are days when I feel like I need alone time. I've got 5 kids and stay home with 3 of them. There are days when I question if I make a difference. There are days when I question my identity because I feel all consumed with my husband and children. And that's where I NEED God's Word to refresh me and remind me of why I do what I do and who I am. And Ruth helps us that struggle with this. But in everything she points back to the cross instead of to herself. And THAT is what I l or and my biggest takeaway from this book.
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(FYI: I received my book from the publisher in exchange for my HONEST OPINION.)
Joy5 Stars Out Of 5Great book on the heart issues of motherhoodAugust 28, 2018JoyQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I wasn't sure what to expect when I ordered a copy of "The Better Mom: Growing in Grace between Perfection and the Mess" by Ruth Schwenk. The title intrigued me and I respected many of the ladies who wrote endorsements in the book. Honestly, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did!
This book isn't a 'how-to' manual for being a mom or tricks on how to perfect our motherhood. Rather, it deals with our hearts and points us to the One who has power to make us a "better mom". The chapter titles were rather fitting! They included "I miss my friends!", "No one appreciates all that I do!", "I need some alone time", and "I have no idea what I'm doing!". I totally understand those feelings!
I'm thankful to Zondervan and Booklook Bloggers for letting me receive a complementary copy of "The Better Mom" for review purposes. As you can tell by my folded corners, there were many loved pages! This book will definitively go on my recommended list, and in my collection to loan out to others!
Crafty Moms Share5 Stars Out Of 5A Wonderful Book with Great Advice as We Mother Our Kids and Grow in ChristJuly 9, 2018Crafty Moms ShareQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book is a refreshing breath of air in a world where perfection is shared on-line and the truth of life and motherhood is often does not match the on-line photos. Ruth shares her own stories and experiences as well as the lessons she learned. The most important being that God loves us no matter what. I found this book hard to put down and always found it to set my mind to a better mood and a focus on Jesus. I enjoyed being reminded that there is no perfect parent and the best place to look for parenting advice is the Bible. Disclosure: I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
knb7274 Stars Out Of 5Refreshing EncouragmentJune 29, 2018knb727Quality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0This was such a refreshing read on motherhood, or "momming" as Schwenk calls it. She has such a balanced perspective: embracing the chaos while not glorifying the failures and mess of motherhood.This is not a book about doing better as a mom, but about becoming better in Christ. If you want to be encouraged in your parenting and in your walk with Christ, this book is for you!