Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Book Review: The Missional Mom




I just finished reading "The Missional Mom" by Helen Lee. This is a guide for mothers who are struggling with feeling that there is more to life than changing diapers. This guidebook leads mothers to think more deeply about what they are doing to help others and obey the commandments to love God and neighbor.

This book is a useful resource for all moms but I felt that it was directed towards upper-class women. Some of the chapters were irrelevant for me because I already do the things mentioned or they did not apply to me. For example, one chapter tells me to go out and meet people of other races. Living in a multi-racial family and working in a low-income preschool has afforded me many opportunities to meet people of different races and cultures.
My favorite chapter in the book is chapter 5. As a Catholic, I have heard that we should evangelize by living our lives as God intended. I have never heard this in a non-Catholic forum. This chapter (and other chapters) show practical ways to do this. That is what I needed to learn.

Overall, I think the book is one of a kind and I really enjoyed completing the discussion guide that I downloaded free from the website (see links below!). If you are unsure whether you want to purchase this book, check out the links below and download a free chapter!

I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own

Related Links:
The Missional Mom Resources
The Missional Mom Blog

Thanks for stopping by! Alicia
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