Friday, April 25, 2014

Mom Seeks God Book Review & GIVEAWAY!

Today, I'm sharing a review on my most recent Litfuse book - 'Mom Seeks God'. If you are a Mom, this book is for you! If you plan to start a family, this book is for you! Come to think of it, this book is perfect for anyone who constantly seeks more!
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.


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 Renovar√©, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides, including Connecting with God, Learning from Jesus, Living the Mission, and Prayer and Worship. 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. For more information about Julia Roller, her book or the live chat visit her online home at juliaroller.com, become a fan on Facebook or follow her on Twitter.
My days are busy. Every single one of them. And this book spoke to me. Deeply. I am constantly struggling to do all, be all. Julia drives home the importance of prayer and fellowship. Can I tell you how often I get distracted when praying? Or how if I save my prayers at night when I'm in bed 9 out of 10 times, I fall asleep before I finish? And fellowship is so vital for Moms, especially ones who want to surround themselves with Godly examples. It's so easy to just be too tired or too busy or to enter whatever excuse you have here to make it to church, MOPS or a girls night in. 'Mom Seeks God' shares a specific discipline that will allow you to stop unsuccessfully seeking God and start spending quality, heartfelt time with him daily, without hesitation. Julia provides practical tips that are completely doable even in the most chaotic of worlds. 

Thank you to Litfuse for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book. Please note, I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for writing an honest review. I received no other compensation. If you would love to win a copy of your own, enter the Rafflecopter giveaway below! Winner will be chosen next week. 

18 comments:

  1. As a Buddhist, I try to give without hope of receiving back.

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    1. It's always nice to give without wanting something in return.

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  2. I rely on the fact that prayer does not have to be complicated and so I often say small prayers of thanks and need through-out my day. I also get a couple of devotionals delivered daily to my inbox daily and that helps. I would love to read this!

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    1. I find myself praying at different times each day. It's tough when my day isn't going as planned so I tend to pray in the AM before C wakes or at night when he is in bed and I have more time to focus on my prayers.

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  3. I need God to help me make it through the challenges of parenthood. I pray often, go to a weekly bible study and to church, and try to use teachable moments to talk to my kids about Good and His love.

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    1. Without His gentle hand lending the way, I would have never made it this long in Texas without the support of friends and family. He has given me new friends and such a great support system. I can clearly prove that He does answer prayers, you just need to continue to leave them at His feet.

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  4. I'm not very great and fitting it all in, but we attend church weekly, pray nightly, and read the Bible with our son. I also follow along with the She Reads Truth studies sometimes.

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    1. I need to check out the She Reads Truth. I've never heard of that one.

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  5. I suck! I'm the night time prayer that falls asleep in mid sentence.

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    1. That's me most nights but since reading this book, I found that if I do it when I have 10-15 minutes of down time during the day, I tend to stay awake!

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  6. This looks like a really interesting book! I'm keeping it in mind for future reference :)

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    1. It was a great resource and I think it's good for anyone who has a busy life, mom or not.

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  7. This book sounds so inspirational. Thanks for featuring it.

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    1. I'm glad you liked the review Mary!

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  8. I fit Bible study in daily as I pray and write about God. I also love my special prayer time in the mornings. Thanks so much for sharing this opportunity with us.

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    1. Mornings work best for me but if that time of day is too hectic, I usually do it at lunch time since I eat once the little one is down for a nap.

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  9. I make it a priority. I don't try to 'fit God around my schedule'. I fit my schedule around Him.

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  10. I don't at this point, but I really need to!

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