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 17 Reviews
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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.
JMM5 Stars Out Of 5thought provoking readJuly 25, 2017JMMQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This has been a wonderful read for me, very thought provoking and challenging to my thoughts on parenting my children..... Brooke presents the thoughts she has in a simple and easy to read manner, backs up her conclusions with Scripture and has left me encouraged in my mothering journey and spurring me on to new concepts and thought patterns that will benefit me greatly in the years to come as my children get older and I am intentional about how I respond, react and train them up.
Latisha5 Stars Out Of 5Goapel Centered MomJuly 25, 2017LatishaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Brooke McGlothlin's book Gospel Centered Mom speaks right to my heart. If you are looking to read something that will impact and empower you as a Mom, this book is for you!
AZ5 Stars Out Of 5ALifechanging bookJuly 24, 2017AZQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Brooke offers wonderful, practical steps for moms to keep their eyes fixed on Jesus during this chaotic time raising children. There is no tip toeing around the truth, she gives it to you straight up and my heart, life and relationship with my kids is forever changed. Read this book now if you have ever doubted yourself as a mom!