Monday, February 21, 2011

Mothers Of The Bible Speak To Mothers Of Today: Book Review AND Giveaway

About The Book:

Challenges that mothers face day in and day out are not unique to this time, and modern-day moms have much wisdom to gain from true examples recorded in Scripture.

In Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today, readers meet ordinary women of their day who, by God’s incomparable grace, were used for extraordinary purposes. Readers will journey through the lives of such mothers—like Eve, Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth, Salome, Mary, and others. Exploring heart issues like fear, discontentment, grief, and gratitude, readers will discover solutions through biblical models of prayer, sacrifice, and faithfulness. Each chapter ends with personal application and prayer.

Beautifully designed, this book makes the perfect gift for a mother on any occasion.





About The Author:

Kathi Macias is a multi-award winning writer who has authored more than 30 books and ghostwritten several others. A former newspaper columnist and string reporter, Kathi has taught creative and business writing in various venues and has been a guest on many radio and television programs. Kathi is a popular speaker at churches, women’s clubs and retreats, and writers’ conferences, and won the 2008 Member of the Year award from AWSA (Advanced Writers and Speakers Association). Kathi “Easy Writer” Macias lives in Homeland, CA, with her husband, Al, where the two of them spend their free time buzzing around in their new ride: Al’s 2005 sunburst orange Corvette.


My Review:

An absolutely stunning book that makes a perfect gift for any mother in your life. As you read through this powerful book, you will meet fifteen of the best known mother's from the Bible. You will be brought on a journey that will encourage you and inspire you. Even though I am very familiar with many of the mothers mentioned in Macias' book, I learned so many new things, and was reminded about many other truths that God has taught me over the years. I love that each chapter includes a scripture reading, study questions (perfect for individual devotions or a group study) and quotations throughout the book about motherhood.

One part of the book that really resonated with was chapter six, Hannah. The Bible mother has been an inspiration to me as I too went through a time of struggling to conceive and was given a miracle of two beautiful girls.One part of this chapter says this:

"Oh, that we would remember Hannah's example when we've prayed long and hard, weeping in intercession, and then seen God answer mercifully and miraculously! That we would have grateful hearts, hearts of integrity that would not turn back from fulfilling our vows to the faithful God who lovingly meets our every need! That we would take time to stop and thank God for every answered prayer, to acknowledge that 

"every good and perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning" (James 1:17). 

And that we would then say, Therefore God's gift to us, His answered prayers, require a response of gratitude and integrity, and to turn over to our faithful God the very things that are most precious to us here on Earth - even and especially our beloved children - so that He may fulfill His purpose and bring glory to His name, in and through our lives - and theirs" (p.108)

Isn't that amazing! Seriously, if one of your plans this year is to study the women and moms of the Bible, I highly recommend using Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today by Kathi Macias as a reference. You will not be disappointed. Written in a very conversational manner, I felt like Kathi was sitting right in the room with me and reading to me. A perfect book to read in its entirety or one chapter at a time for character studies.

A perfect gift for every mom or mom-to-be in your life!

BUY IT: You can purchase Mothers Of The Bible Speak To Mothers Of Today by Kathi Macias online through  Christian Book. It is also available through your local Christian Bookseller


WIN IT: 
One (1) Reader 
will win
 a copy of 
Mothers Of The Bible 
Speak To Mothers 
of Today!


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GIVEAWAY ENDS MARCH 6, 2011


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of the author, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

25 comments:

  1. This book sounds awesome to read. I would also like to read Obsession.

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  12. I would also love to read How Can I Run a Tight Ship When I'm Surrounded by Loose Cannons?

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  15. Thank you so much for the gracious review of Mothers of the Bible Speak to Mothers of Today. I look forward to hearing from some of your readers/followers. Blessings to you all!

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  16. This books looks like a great read! I'd also like to read My Son, John.

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