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Thursday, October 25, 2007

Taking Care of the Me in Mommy...Review

About the book:
Moms get so busy with the doing and the giving for their families that they never seem to have enough time to rest and receive. So many moms have bought into the world-view that they can have it all and then believe the self-talk that if I don't do it, it won't get done! Isn't it ironic that so many mothers are running on empty? Lisa Whelchel delivers a book full of practical tips and advice for mothers on how to find lost time in their day to nourish body, soul, and spirit.

I enjoyed this book. I was actually able to review part of it before it was published and my review is part of the reviews in the front of the book. Lisa Whelchel understands mothers. She has tapped into the heart of every wife and mother. She gives us the permission needed, and more importantly, the gentle reminder, to take care of ourselves, as well as our families.

The ideas are easy and practical, but more importantly, it's nice to read a book and know that the author truly does understand your heart and has been where you are. It gets a little preachy and I find it interesting the interpretations that mainstream Christians put on the gospel. At one point she says, "I understand that as New Testament Christians living under grace, we are no longer required to keep the Sabbath." Hello? Since when was a commandment no longer required? She goes on to clarify that she feels the Sabbath is important, but I found it an interesting idea. It's a good book, filled with practical suggestions for enriching your spirit and taking care of you.

Thanks to the author for sending me a copy!

Personal copy last read 7/06

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4/5 Stars

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