Monday, July 31, 2017

Gospel Centered Mom book launch!!

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I have been reading Brooke McGlothlin's blog (also known as The MOB Society) for years and it is full of encouragement and great biblical parenting tips. So when I saw she has a new book coming out titled, Gospel Centered Mom, I knew I wanted to be a part of helping to get the word out about it. So I was excited when I got the official invite from Brooke to be on the book tour! 
"There is a cost—always a personal sacrifice—involved in wildly and faithfully obeying our callings, and if motherhood is our calling we should expect no less." ~Brooke McGlothlin
So if that speaks to you and want to learn more about her book click here: http://gospelcenteredmombook.com/



 
I started reading this book a week ago, so I am not quite done yet, as Brooke has provided some in-depth topics in the parenting journey, that has really resonated with me and so I am taking my time reading this one. This is one of those parenting books I would recommend, as I am not a big fan of parenting books (as most fall into the self-help category, but this one points us to God), but Brooke has done a great job sharing parenting issues we face and providing Biblical guidance. The book releases tomorrow and I don't want you to miss out on it! Here are some quotes from the book that already so resonated with me, they are powerful and true, and so why I recommend this book for all moms:

"We have to know who God is in order to trust Him fully. Unless we know Him well, we'll make Him what we want Him to be, creating a God in our minds who doesn't exist on the pages of the Bible." God says, Trust Me, not yourself, all you really need is Me." This is a much need truth! So often we open our Bibles or ask in our prayers for what we want, desire, and will pick what we want to hear and not listen to the hard truth, which will bring us goodness. God loves us and has given us all we need, He is enough and is the only One that is enough for our needs.

“The ME gospel vs. the TRUE Gospel.” "Ultimately, the person we must most diligently humble ourselves toward is God Himself. If we don't we'll risk having ME on the throne of our hearts instead of HIM. In this chapter Brooke provided a compare and contrast grid showing true gospel of Christ list vs. a me-gospel, using scripture and life-examples. 

“Our greatest need isn’t to be reassured that we have what it takes to be great moms. Our greatest need is Jesus.” This is so true if we are following God's plan and trust Him, He will provide us with the wisdom and peace we need in parenting.

“Someone is watching you, whether you know it or not, and that person’s life matters for all eternity.” Little eyes see more than you realize and they learn more by watching us, then listening to us. 

"When we build our lives around the true gospel, we'll find the peace and freedom we've been striving after in all our attempts to feel good about ourselves. You'll feel the weight of your own expectations fall away as God replaces them with His." Only through a relationship with God do we begin to understand and grow in our faith. To be who He made us to be!

I will share that it is so important to know the truth and to have a relationship with our Savior, Jesus. Without, Him and God's Word I would be a bigger mess than I already am some days. I am learning on my journey of faith to rely on the importance of God's truth and wisdom, so that I can help bring up the next generation and grow in faith, as we are called to do. Satan and the ways of this world we live in would like nothing better than to keep us from sharing Jesus with our children. Satan would like to distract us from what is important. Thankfully because of writers like Brooke who point out the need for Jesus, God's truth, and why it is is so important to grow and continue to grow in our faith. "If we were enough on our own, we wouldn’t need Jesus, and, friend, we all desperately need Jesus." This is so true, it took me suffering to find this truth out, but I would not change a thing!
Here is a recent post she shared on her blog about the upcoming book along with a devotional sign-up:  http://www.themobsociety.com/blog/2017/07/17/gospel-mom-method/

At the end of each chapter, she shares a hard truth and beautiful truth, along with prayer, and biblical examples and scripture throughout each chapter. In addition, she provides a group Bible study guide at the end of the book, for those interested in reading the book with a group, which I would recommend. Each chapter I have made many highlights and notes. This is not one of those fluff books to make you happy and tell you you're doing a great job or even tell you what to do, but instead will give you encouragement, Bible truth, and point you to God and HIS Word, so that you can grow in your faith and hear from HIM.This parenting gig that the Lord has blessed us with isn't easy, but God will provide and equip you. May we mom's anchor our life in the gospel and share it with the next generation!  “As you learn to anchor your life in the Gospel, you’ll find increased freedom, purpose, and joy in motherhood. Get Brooke McGlothlin’s new book at www.gospelcenteredmombook.com!”



For a short time, there are some great free bonus when you order the book, more details here: http://gospelcenteredmombook.com/order/

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