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.
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!
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