Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hope Unfolding: Grace-Filled Truth for the Momma's Heart | Book Review

If you are a mom, this book is a MUST read!  I cannot emphasize that enough.  As moms, we so often find ourselves questioning if we are good enough...we wonder how we are going to get it all done...we worry about how things are/are not going to work out...how do we balance this thing called life?!  I could go on and on, but suffice to say, this book is a gentle reminder that we are not alone in those feelings.

Becky Thompson of Scissortail Silk fills this book with honest stories from her own life, and what God has taught her through it.  As I read this book, I related in so many different ways...I honestly felt as if I was sitting next to my best friend, pouring our hearts out to one another without fear of judgement...only grace and encouragement.  I laughed, I cried, and I related in ways/areas I never dreamt possible from someone who knows nothing of me, my life, and my struggles.  

An excerpt:  
But this moment, right where you are, is no surprise to God.  He didn't wake up this morning and say, "Wow!  How'd we end up here?" then shrug His shoulders and shuffle off to get some coffee (even though there are days that feel as if that is His general attitude).  He has been with you every step of the way.  Even the ones that didn't make any sense.  Sometimes, we just have to be willing to admit that even if it doesn't look anything like we thought it would, God knew exactly where we would end up all along...even if it seems like we have been forgotten in the middle of nowhere.

Life's messy...life's tough...but God has a plan and is here for us through it all!  This book has been nothing short of much needed encouragement and challenging for me and my life.  It's so easy to lose sight of our true purpose (for Christ) in the busyness of marriage, motherhood, and life.  

I have highlighted through this book already, and will do more as I re-read it.  This is one of those books that you keep...you share with your friends...and you bring back out to re-read again and again.  It's a reminder...a needed reminder for all of those stages in a mother's life.  

This book is available on Amazon.com for less than $10, and worth every cent!  Mother's Day is coming up, and I can't think of a better gift for the Mom YOU know...and that's coming from a mom who needed this book.

I received this book for free from Blogging for Books Bloggers Program for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”