Mothers are so busy all the time. There are children to care for, a house to clean, food to cook, and on and on it goes. While it is a rewarding life, time with God can come up short. How can you find time to communicate with Him through His Word and prayer while juggling everything else?
Julia Roller is a mother who found herself trying to find a way to do it all, yet feeling there had to be a better way. This book details her year-long journey to find and build a closer relationship with God. She shares her wisdom and knowledge while letting mothers know it is possible to have a rich and full life. The ten disciplines she studied are: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. Each is an essential part of a Christian walk, and each is a vibrant part of the Christian life. Through the pages of the book, mothers can find a way to regain a close walk with God by truly seeking Him.
This is a powerful book about paying attention to our spiritual walk and our relationship with God. I found a great deal of information applicable to my life even though my children are no longer small. If you, or someone you know, are struggling with making it all "happen," this book would be a great place to start. I also think it would make a wonderful study for new/young mothers' groups. I received my review copy from Litfuse in exchange for participation in the blog tour.
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About the book: The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life---and faith. When you're surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don't have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them---even in the chaos of her every day.
Purchase a copy and find out more about Julia at: http://www.juliaroller.com
About the Author: Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God(Abingdon Press), A Year with God(with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan, and 25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children's Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.
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