Mom Seeks God:
Practicing Grace in the Chaos
Many thanks to the author and Litfuse Publicity for providing me a free copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
As an extremely well read theologian and author of several bible study guides, Julia Roller presents a year long pursuit to improve her spiritual life through various forms of prayer. The book is informative, yet entertaining. Admittedly, several Christian literal references may be over the head of many readers (myself included), but the book certainly does serve to spur a desire to pray, meditate, and put the focus back on God during even the busiest of Mommy days. Filled with poignant, relatable, touching, and often humorous vignettes of the author’s personal life, Mom Seeks God is a worthwhile read for those searching for grace in the vocation of motherhood. Note: This book reflects a Protestant perspective.
About the Book:
The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.
About the Author:
Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include “Mom Seeks God” (Abingdon Press), “A Year with God” (with Richard J. Foster), “A Year with Aslan,” and “25 Books Every Christian Should Read.” Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.
Julia is celebrating the book’s release with a fun giveaway and connecting with moms during a live Facebook author chat.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle HDX
- Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 1st. Winner will be announced at “Moms’ May Day” Facebook Party on May 1st. Connect with Julia for an encouraging discussion on spiritual discipline and finding joy in the middle of motherhood. Win prizes, connect with other moms, and be inspired.