Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really NeedBrooke McGlothlinMultnomah / 2017 / Trade Paperback$10.49 Retail:4.5 Stars Out Of 5 22 Reviews
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AmyL4 Stars Out Of 5Gospel Centered MomNovember 22, 2017AmyLQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 3In her new book Gospel Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need, Brooke McGlothlin shares her ideas on how we can all parent with the gospel in mind. When our children see the gospel lived out in us, it frees us to be the parents that God created us to be. No longer are we bound by the phraseology of the world. We are bound to the words of the Bible. The truth that Jesus has gone where we are trying to go. And all of it applies to our lives.
McGlothlin focuses in on the idea that we cannot be the perfect mom. LikeUnsupermommy earlier this year, this book carries the reminder that we cannot be all that we think we should be. We have to embrace a life that is fully dependent upon God to give us what we need in the moment. Because we will ALWAYS be overwhelmed by the noise that surrounds us. The constant demands for the same things that wear away at our patience until we erupt like a volcano.
There is a better way. And that way involves remembering that we have to anchor ourselves in the Gospel. We have to rely on God for the wisdom on how to proceed with the child that continually rubs us the wrong way.Gospel Centered Mom doesn't focus on a high level of information. Instead, McGlothlin jumps into the thick of things with you. She shares much of the hardness of raising two boys who are tough. She shares the ways that she has been able to apply the Gospel to her parenting.Gospel Centered Mom will remind you to take yourself out of the equation.
I really wanted to love this book, but it felt like something was always missing throughout. Unfortunately, I can't quite put my finger on what I felt was missing.
I received a copy of this book from the publisher. This review is my own, honest opinion.
rkfall5 Stars Out Of 5Gospel-Centered MomNovember 20, 2017rkfallQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This book talks about the Gospel and what is called the "me-gospel" which isn't the gospel at all. Instead it is what we think might be the gospel that we live out, but it's all about ourselves instead of Christ and coming to Him and dying to ourselves. My favorite part was when she talks about "enough" and the truth involved in our desperate need for Christ each and every day. Learning to speak truth to our children and see our lives in service to Christ as we're given the opportunity to raise some littles that He's given us. What a gift! I recommend this book for those who are looking to walk out their days Gospel focused/driven.
I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Wish I Could Give A Copy TO Every Mom I KnowNovember 7, 2017Seasons of GraceAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0When I received this book I was really feeling the inadequacy of being a Mom. More often than not, I feel like I can't do this, I am not enough, others have it all together me? Help! I'm a failure!
The timing for this book was perfect. In the very first chapter, Brooke gives and example of feeling like no matter what she did... she was not enough, comparing herself to other moms who seemed to have it all together, trying to work, keep house, maintain a peaceful atmosphere, all the while struggling with the feeling of incompetence. Did she just hit the nail on the head? For me, yes! Oh the relief when in the very first chapter, she says ... you will never be enough. And it's ok! For me that was such a breath of fresh air! I don't have too be enough, I can quit trying so hard, because Jesus is the Only One who will always be enough. It was freeing, encouraging and I couldn't wait to read more.
Most of the time I do not read, self help books very quickly. Honestly, you have to process, digest, etc... as you read. But I did not want to put this book down. I was able to relate to so much of what she was saying. I felt like I was in the pit, but she was throwing me a life line, and I wanted to climb out as fast as I could.
Brooke doesn't offer quick fixes, twelve step plans... rather she offers, the GOSPEL - Jesus. She offers encouragement and grace. She offers reminders that we weren't meant to have it all, be everything, or keep it all together. She gives hope for the weary, not in a do-it-better, work-at-it-harder plan, instead in knowing that God is our lifeline, our hope, and that without Him we truly can do nothing. Sounds depressing doesn't it, but it's actually quite freeing to just live in the grace of Jesus!
She gives a contrast between society's focus on self and the subtle "ME"-gospel verses the TRUE-Gospel in which our hope lies.
I was blessed with a copy of this book from Waterbrook Multanomah and Blogging for books. I was not asked or required to review positively. All opinions are my own.
Murphycp5 Stars Out Of 5Spoke to my heartAugust 10, 2017MurphycpQuality: 0Value: 0Meets Expectations: 0I have read most of the chapters in The Gospel Centered Mom several times over, and I keep returning to places in the book that just speak to my heart. Brooke expressed so much of how I feel as a mom, especially in regard to our HTH boy, who I love to the moon and back! I appreciate her wit and wisdom. And I must say there were several chapters that certainly convicted me as well. What a great read.
Adrienne5 Stars Out Of 5Game ChangerAugust 4, 2017AdrienneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was an excellent book full of Truth, wisdom, encouragement, challenge. It convicted me and gave me hope. It is practical. I have 4 young and busy sons, which leaves me little time for reading, yet I'm so so glad that I made the time to read this book. It's for every Mom.