When I read this book my first thought was that I was going to be able to laugh that I wasn't the only mom who ran from diaper changes and things like that. I started the book and the first two chapters to be honest I considered stopping but I am glad I did not. I continued to read through and realized okay this book is relatable, at first I was worried. This book puts you in reality. It does not put moms on a pedestal that stay home or that work. It is just about being you, and being a mom, especially a christian mom. Life is hard and this book shows that you can make it. One thing I did enjoy was Jill's honesty as writing the book. So often people write books and are hypocrites writing books on fixing marriages when they are okay with theirs falling apart etc. Jill doesn't hide from the hardships she had she embraces them, learns from them, uses them to inspire, and works to have a better marriage. Christians are not perfect, moms are not, and marriage is definitely not. This book is a good eye opener, to be honest I would recommend reading it along with power of a praying wife or mother to apply them together, gave me a good list of things to pray for for my family.
No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage is a must read for all moms. It's a reminder that there is no perfect mom. Stop comparing yourself to other moms - they aren't as perfect as they appear to be. If we yield to God he can cover a multitude of our imperfections. Jill gives practical tips for overcoming the perfection infection. Be encouraged! Your kids will survive your imperfections! This book is an easy read with lots of great suggestions to ponder. A must read for any mom in any stage of motherhood.
Jill Savage's latest book is refreshing because it isn't a list of things I should do to be a better mom or to be more organized. At its core, it is about giving ourselves grace, remembering that imperfection leaves room for Christ and that the comparison game women play is harmful. Any mother who reads this book will find at least 2-3 chapters where she is challenged, relieved and refreshed. There will be some chapter you won't relate to because you don't struggle in that area ( I don't try to be a perfect homemaker so this chapter didn't affect me much). I appreciated the message of this book but the message won't really be effective unless is embraced by a whole movement of woman who decide to be real. I am not sure a book can accomplish this. And I am not sure a mom who isn't a Christian can benefit from the message. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
In a culture that expects perfection this book liberates you to embrace the imperfections in your family, home, body, and children. If you are looking for a book to encourage you and find biblical answers to our perfection infection(what Jill calls it) this is the book for you. In the first few pages I found myself saying Jill is just like me! A great book for any parent male or female to help you make wonderful changes in your family life. I LOVED reading this book.
No More Perfect Moms by Jill Savage has been a God-send for me and my family. By letting go of the "Perfection Infection" I am able to grab hold of more grace and mercy. I am free to embrace life and all the opportunities for joy and peace. Most of all, I have the courage to step out and know it is okay if I fall flat on my face! Jill encourages you to focus on what is truly important in life, the relationships and people, not the stuff and unrealistic expectations. This is not an extra item on your to-do list, permission to be lazy or settle for mediocrity. Jill challenges you, through her real-life honesty, to come closer to Jesus and become more excellent in Him.