Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really NeedBrooke McGlothlinMultnomah Books / 2017 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:5 Stars Out Of 5 15 Reviews
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lnr5 Stars Out Of 5Not afraid to speak TruthAugust 1, 2017lnrQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book had touched my heart in so many ways- comforted, challenged, encouraged, convicted... I cannot recommend it high enough. If you have ever struggled with not feeling like you are enough or are feeling overwhelmed by you current circumstances- as a mama or in any other area of your life- this book will reorient your heart and attitude. Brooke's bravery to speak the TRUTH and obey God's calling in her life has been such a blessing to me and I know it will be a blessing to you too. Although the Bible speaks for itself, so many of us have allowed the filter of our society to influence whether we will actually live out what the Bible teaches. Brooke points you back to the Word, and the Truth of how we are to apply the Word in our mothering. In a world focused on self and personal achievement, this book is a breath of fresh air.
beloved569Sterling, COAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5RefreshingAugust 1, 2017beloved569Sterling, COAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This is such a powerful book. Full of hard truths I needed to be reminded of, it is also full of beautiful truths that were so refreshing and encouraging. This is certainly a Gospel centered book for Gospel centered moms. Definitely one I will keep where I can go back to it again and again.
ECBL5 Stars Out Of 5Balm for the soulAugust 1, 2017ECBLQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5If I had tons of money I would buy up all these books and hand them out to everyone I know. This book helps to take our eyes off ourselves and put them on Jesus. It is not a book just for moms, but for everyone. Thanks for your honesty and encouragement Brooke!
knowltonnest4 Stars Out Of 5Challenging, yet encouragingAugust 1, 2017knowltonnestQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0Brooke's new book, Gospel Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need is a challenge for moms to stop living the ME Gospel and live out the True Gospel. This means that instead of focusing on ourselves we are to give ourselves up for the sake of Christ. We are called to embrace our need for Jesus alone and stop taking on all the pressure of responsibility to churn out "Christian" children. We are to fight for our children, not against them and realize that there's more than just now (http://www.themobsociety.com/blog/2017/07/05/theres-just-now/). We are not called to be perfect, we are called to pursue God and grow deeper in love with Him. And He will be the one who works in the hearts of our children. Brooke shares raw and real situations that have brought her to her knees not only for her children but also for herself. She shares many practical ideas along with the hard truths and the beautiful truths for moms to develop a Gospel Centered life. It is when we let go and let God that we will truly find the freedom to be able to understand that the Gospel calls us to serve in a greater way for a greater cause.
I was challenged to live my life in a way that fully embraces the Gospel for myself and to place my hope and faith only in Him. I know that I am not called to change my children, but to live so my children see that I am changed by the power of the Gospel. I want to be desperate only for Jesus. He is to be my prize, not health, wealth, happiness, freedom or safety, just Him! And the best way I have found to fight for my children is being in prayer.
Trisha Goddard5 Stars Out Of 5Personal, humorous, and challenging!August 1, 2017Trisha GoddardQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5In "Gospel-Centered Mom", Brooke challenges Christian moms to refocus from "me" to Christ, and reminds each of us what the True Gospel message is.
She quotes, "There's really no place in the Bible that tells us to focus on our own desires, wants, dreams, or needs. The goal is always, only, and supremely to give up ourselves for the sake of Christ."
I have read different books for moms, yet Brooke made it so personal, humorous, and challenging. Gospel-Centered Mom was exactly what I needed to help change my perspective. I loved the humor of when she was talking about her not-so-easy boys and said, "Never mind, I think I'll just walk the plank myself."
A few chapters later, Brooke is sharing on Luke 9:23 NIV, "Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me." And then, she nicely summed it up by saying, "In other words, 'Come, and die'." These simple, yet profound, words affected me to the core. They were saying, "Dear child of Mine, 'Come, and die'. Deny your rights, your wants, your desires, your dreams - every.single.day. You are dead. I live in you. Follow Me, and bring Me glory."
Brooke's style of writing is one that I truly enjoyed. I highly recommend that you read this book too and become challenged like I was to be a "Gospel-Centered Mom", one who dies to "me" in order that her children and others see Christ through her actions and words, which express that He is enough and worth following
I received a complimentary review copy by the publisher and author as part of the launch team and book tour. This review is my honest opinion.