Wednesday, April 10, 2013

The Passionate Mom by Susan Merrill AND a Giveaway!

Today is a special post. I know many of you that follow my blog are moms (and even you dads would enjoy this or could share with your wife). I would like to share a wonderful book with you that I recently read. I'm actually part of the "Delivery Team" for the book. It has been an enjoyable experience and I can't wait until I have my own book to market, as I've learned many new, creative ideas. Anyway, this book is one I plan to refer back to over the rest of my parenting years.  Be sure to read all the way to the end, as I am hosting a giveaway too!

THE PASSIONATE MOM: Dare to Parent In Today's World
by: Susan Merrill
April 2013

The Passionate Mom is a book all moms should read. It provides a clear, organized plan for any mom who cares and loves their kids as much as God Himself cares and loves us. The reader is taken through the book of Nehemiah from the Old Testament of the Bible. Due to a variety of circumstances, Nehemiah took charge of rebuilding the wall surrounding the city of Jerusalem. Using the rebuilding of the wall as a guide, Susan describes how to build a wall around your family for both protection and provision. Each chapter of the book describes a brick that should be part of every passionate mom's wall and the various traits needed that act as the mortar to keep the wall from crumbling. The 10 bricks needed are: perception, pondering, passion, prayer, patience, preparation, purpose, planning, problem solving and perseverance. Interspersed between the brick chapters are an interlude on building your wall and one on opening gates in your wall, since as your kids grow, they will need to leave and begin to make their own choices and decisions.

I loved reading this book. The image of building a wall for my family was very easy to picture and allowed me to keep that image in mind as I read. Susan used plenty of examples to describe the different bricks from Nehemiah's live, as well as her own life. By asking questions and having spots where thinking of my own answers was necessary, I was able to think about how to put the bricks of my wall into place. I look forward to placing the bricks into mortar around my family and doing the best I can, to be the best mom I can be. 

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Thanks for stopping by today. I'm happy to say that Thomas Nelson is providing a copy of THE PASSIONATE MOM for me to offer as a giveaway.  See the details below and good luck! I will announce the winner next Wednesday.

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Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own.