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Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2008
The day Angela Thomas sold the only thing she had, the diamond from her engagement ring, to take care of her kids was the day she began to believe they were going to make it. In that decision, the faith she had always talked about became the faith she was going to learn how to live. In the years since, God has given Angela a passionate desire . . . to live an amazing life, even while raising four kids as a single mom. In this book she shares her hard-earned wisdom on loneliness, dating, finances, and parenting, encouraging every solo mom. "As a gift to our children," she says, "we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women in spite of our circumstances."
Angela Thomas is an ordinary woman and mom, with an extraordinary passion for God. She's been honored to walk alongside women of all ages and walks of life through her books and speaking engagements. Angela received her Master's degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. For more information on Angela, visit: www.angelathomas.com.
As a survivor of a devastating divorce, Thomas is uniquely qualified to report on the subject of single moms. In her book, she encourages the reader, "Press on, my friend. God is for you. The days will not overtake you. As a gift to our children, we can become healthy moms who are strong and amazing women, in spite of our circumstances (p. xvi).
The author has some powerful lessons, goals, plans, and systems she shares. A few of the spiritual and pragmatic lessons mentioned in the book are: God is not mad at you; even when you are lonely you can maintain your integrity; life needs boundaries; and finances must be managed carefully. Through all of the lessons, Thomas' one constant is her relationship with God. His will comes first in every decision.
Though I am not single, My Single Mom Life has encouraged me. One piece of advice Thomas gives that any parent, grandparent, or teacher can use with their children is, "I am responsible to God for your protection. This really isn't about you or being your friend or what you think in that head of yours. This is about me, answering to God for how I have protected you. I don't care if it makes you mad or sad or glad. I am the mom. I will stand in front of God one day, and I'm taking that seriously (p. 74).
So, whether you are a single mom or have someone in your life who is, read My Single Mom Life. It will provide you with invaluable advice. Vicki Borgman, Christian Book Previews.com.
anneAge: 25-34Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5June 7, 2013anneAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4I thought this book would be more of lecture but it was more of her personally life...but it was interested to kno that we single mom's work hard to achieve and struggle with kids to achieve our goals. I love how honest she was in explaining her feeling and how her life journey with God made it possible for her to stand on her feet being a single more
lissakay123Grand Junction, COAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 16, 2013lissakay123Grand Junction, COAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Absolutely loved this book. Its like she knew me haha! Finished in two days, great tips and advise!
Thank you thank you!
TraciAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Love this bookDecember 4, 2012TraciAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I read through this book in several days. It really spoke to my heart. I think any woman who is trying to raise kids on her own would benefit in reading this book. I ordered one for a friend when I was halfway through it.
TamaraIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Great Book!November 16, 2012TamaraIndianaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This has been a great book. It has made me laugh and cry but most importantly; I feel encouraged that I can make it through this difficult season in life.
WonderWoman4 Stars Out Of 5Great for Single MomsOctober 31, 2012WonderWomanQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Angela does a great job showing her vulnerability and strength in this book. If you are a single mom and at your wit's end, you will definitely NOT feel alone. I think it's good to hear about her low times but also how she picked herself back up. Great read :)
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