I am going to keep it SIMPLE this month and in my attempt to keep it SIMPLE, here’s how I’m going to introduce my book give-away for the month of May.
- Being a wife, a mom, and a follower of Jesus is hard.
- Being a wife, a mom, and a follower of Jesus is also a gift.
- Being a wife, a mom, and a follower of Jesus is sometimes a hard gift.
- And because it can be a HARD gift to be a wife, a mom, and a follower of Jesus, we need encouragement, support, and challenge to help us embrace the GIFT that can sometimes be HARD.
- And that is why I’m giving away a stack of book-love.
So what books am I giving away this month?
This stack includes Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman, From Good to Grace by Christine Hoover, Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson, and Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife by Barbara Rainey.
And why am I giving away these books?
One, simple reason.
These books have been an encouragement to my heart, a challenge to my mind, and a breath of fresh air for not only my “mama, wife, follower of Jesus” soul, but also to those around me who also share a love for Jesus, books, and their families! Some of them I have read in entirety; some of them I have just started; and some of them I have read at chunks of time over the course of months, but they ALL have been a blessing.
So what are a few of my favorite line(s) from these books?
Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full by Gloria Furman
“I know that I may not be rescued from the next blow-out diaper that leaks onto the floorboards of my car while I’m stuck in traffic with whining children who just want to get out and play . But because of the Gospel, I am rescued from having to respond to those troubles in the way my sinful flesh would prefer.”
From Good to Grace by Christine Hoover
Our ideas of pleasing God involve being good at everything, never having weaknesses or mess-ups, having every skills and gift, and keeping the religious plates spinning at all times…[we’re] obsessed with being good.”
Give Them Grace by Elyse Fitzpatrick and Jessica Thompson
“And instead of transmitting the gloriously liberating and life-changing truths of the gospel, we have taught our children that what God wants from them is morality. We have told them that being good (at least outwardly) is the be-all and end-all of their faith.”
Letters to My Daughters: The Art of Being a Wife by Barbara Rainey
“Like misreading one teaspoon of salt as one tablespoon of salt, how we interpret his words or actions makes or ruins the recipe. When I interpret his clothes left on the floor as a message that says, “You are my servant,” I believe the worst.”
So how can you win this stack of books?
In the comment section below, share something that has recently encouraged your HEART and on Thursday at 4PM (EST), I will randomly select ONE winner to enjoy this entire stack of books. Oh, and if you already own one of these books or have already read one of them, bless someone else with the gift of some book-encouragement! Oh, and one last thing…you don’t have to be a mom or wife to win! Being a follower of Jesus is the VERY most important, and there are a boatload of ways that YOU (without being a wife and mom) can be a blessing and support to those you love. Not to mention, From Good to Grace is for ALL of us–mom, wife, or NOT!
Big Hugs, Big Love!!