It seems only appropriate that I’m writing this review about a week late. You see–last Monday (as in April 28th) I came down with THE flu–you know, not the bad cold, or the “oh I think that this might be the flu” bugs–but the read bon fida Influenza A. I know for sure because I thought that I might have a sinus infection again–so I went into the walk in clinic where they tested me, which is how I found out it was the “real deal”. I promptly “call in sick” (which is not an easy task to do when you work from home) and spent the rest of the week in a huge bundle of misery and pain either on the couch or in my bed.
You see–when you’re a Mom life in general can be a challenge–trying to seek God in the middle of all the utter chaos? Well some times it can feel nearly impossible!
Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller Book Review
In Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos Julie tackles just this. As a work from home mom of a very demanding, precious little one, she found her “quiet time” and other Biblical practices in her relationship with God taking a back burner even while she wrote doctrinal books telling others to have theirs. (Boy do I know the feeling!) In an effort to find a way to seek God in the midst of the craziness that is life, Julie decides to take just one spiritual discipline each month to focus her thoughts, time, and efforts towards. These include Prayer, Fellowship, Submission, Study, Simplicity, Silence, Worship, Fasting, Service, & Celebration.
I think Julie and I would get along fabulously. Although there are certain differences (she is a self proclaimed introvert while I’m very much an extrovert and she hails from a Methodist background while I’m Baptist) I found myself relating over and over and over to things that she wrote–spiritual struggles she has, thoughts she thinks, actions her life takes–so much! She is refreshingly real, honest, and candid in this book-it’s exactly the kind of Christian book the world needs so many more of! I loved her tale of her imperfect journey to getting closer to a perfect God.
I love the different Christian disciplines she focuses in on and found myself learning a lot and being inspired along the way. I’ve started practicing “silence” a lot more by using her tip of just leaving it quiet in the car from time to time to enjoy the silence and even find myself tending to use those moments to pray and praise. At the end of each chapter she gives “Non Expert Tips” for them which I found delightful.
I think this book is amazing–amazing because it’s practical, helpful, brutally honest, and real. If you’re a mom, then you should read this book! But don’t just take my word for it! Check out the rest of the posts in the Blog Tour and the Reviews on Amazon!
A big thanks to Litfuse for providing me with this book to review.