Motherhood Book Picks

We know that there's nothing better than being able to sample the content of  a good book when deciding on if it's the right fit for you or a giftee.  Because we want to encourage everyone in their faith walk, we're supplying you with a selection of sample chapters to allow you to start digging in. Enjoy, and be sure to share these with others you may think would appreciate them too!

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The Blessings of Motherprayer

By Barbara Mahany Published 4/2018 ISBN: 9781501857829

Soulful sustenance for your motherheart. Inspired by her book Motherprayer: Lessons in Loving, Barbara Mahany presents The Blessings of Motherprayer a lovely gift book featuring wisps of inspirational writings to carry you through the day, the hour, and whatever comes your way. The book is a patchwork quilt of… read more

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Heavenly Minded Mom

By Katie Bennett Published 4/2018 ISBN: 9781501845529

Re-infuse hope and meaning into your everyday life. The lives of moms are all too often consumed with wearisome, empty striving. We work to keep up appearances, meet worldly standards, and find satisfaction in the offerings of this life such as success, admiration, and ease. However, God has set eternity in a… read more

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Motherprayer

By Barbara Mahany Published 4/2017 ISBN: 9781501827273

As mothers, prayer is at its glorious best when we soar beyond words; it’s how we breathe; it’s motherlove. Barbara Mahany writes, “Mothering was my crash course in love. Love of the sort I call Divine. Love in the way we yearn to be loved: Without end. Without question. Without giving in to exhaustion. Love… read more

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Stepping on Cheerios

By Betsy Singleton Snyder Published 4/2017 ISBN: 9781501827259

Family life is beautiful and motherhood is a privilege, but it ain’t no picnic! Being a mother isn’t easy. Sometimes it’s hard to experience a personal connection with God and community when you are caught up in the chaos of just “doing family”. Independent and self-sufficient, author Betsy… read more

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40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood

By Sarah Humphrey Published 8/2016 ISBN: 9781501834875

Nourishment for a mother's soul through 40 days of devotion and... doodling! Wouldn't it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and … read more

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Total Family Makeover

By Melissa Spoelstra Published 9/2016 ISBN: 9781501820656

Train children in the way they should go; when they grow old, they won’t depart from it. ~ Proverbs 22:6 God calls us as parents to be key disciple-makers in our children’s lives, but if we’re honest, some days it’s a battle just to get them dressed and ready for school on time. How can you mold… read more

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Waiting for Wonder

By Marlo Schalesky Published 11/2016 ISBN: 9781501820106

Because God’s timing is so rarely our own. It’s easy to believe God when a promise is new. It’s hard when the years pass and nothing changes. It’s even harder when desperation strikes, your plans backfire, and still God does not fill the emptiness. But what if, in this waiting, God is calling us to… read more

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About the Authors

Barbara MahanyEnlarge Image
From the front pages of The Chicago Tribune to her revered page-two columns, Barbara Mahany has opened her heart and told her stories and the stories of her family’s life that have drawn in thousands of readers for decades. Bracingly honest and heartachingly daring, she explores the sacred mysteries with a voice recognizable and clear. Barbara is a sought-after speaker, retreat leader, and writing teacher. She lives with her husband, Blair Kamin, and two sons in Wilmette, Illinois. Learn more about Barbara at BarbaraMahany.com.
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Betsy Singleton Snyder, author of Stepping on Cheerios, is a pastor, a former missionary to the arts community, writer, and blogger. She and her husband, Dr. Vic Snyder who formerly served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 14 years, live in Arkansas with their four sons, Penn (10), and triplets Wyatt, Sullivan, and Aubrey (8). Visit her online at WomenadeStand.com.

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Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children’s books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.

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Melissa Spoelstra is a popular women’s conference speaker, Bible teacher, and writer who is madly in love with Jesus and addicted to the study of His Word. Her passion is helping other women to seek Christ and know Him more intimately through serious Bible study, attentiveness to the Holy Spirit, and a tenacious dependence on God at all times, even through the storms of life. She lives in Dublin, Ohio, with her pastor husband and four kids. Find her on Twitter @melspoelstra and Instagram @daring2hope, and follow her blog at MelissaSpoelstra.com.

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Marlo Schalesky is an award-winning author of ten books, including Wrestling with Wonder: A Transformational Journey Through the Life of Mary. A regular speaker and columnist, she has also published nearly 1,000 articles in various Christian magazines, including Focus on the Family, Today’s Christian Woman, In Touch, and Marriage Partnership. Marlo lives with her husband, six young children, nine horses, two dogs, five cats, two parakeets, ten rabbits, two chinchillas, three hamsters, and a bunch of fish in a log home in Salinas, California. Find out more at VividGod.com.

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Katie Bennett, author of Heavenly Minded Mom and the award-winning blog and podcast, Embracing a Simple Life, beckons mothers into a new way of seeing their present reality. An educator by trade, she stepped out of the career world and embraced a no-frills, no-extravagance lifestyle. Katie and her family live in rural Missouri where they practice clearing out the excess and making the most of what matters most. Follow her at embracingasimplerlife.com.