Sunday, January 12, 2014

Not Just for Homemakers

Whether you are a stay-at-home Mom with toddlers, a working mother, or anyone in a stressful life situation, this book can bring God closer and open you to ways the gospel can help you in your situation.

It's hard to think of many situations that are more stressful than being a pastor's wife with three small children, a husband with health problems, and living in the Mideast where Christians are regularly killed for their faith. Gloria knows what she's writing about. In one of the early chapters she laments that she doesn't have time for devotions, but then realizes it's not the time you have to read the Bible and meditate on Jesus' words, but how you integrate God and Christ into your everyday life no matter how busy you are and whether that business is washing diapers, supporting your husband, or leading a worship group.

This is a very readable book. the examples come from real life experiences and as such draw you into an understanding of how to let the gospel into your everyday life. Her experiences are so much the same ones we all deal with: sibling rivalry, friends, ailing relatives, it's a long list. I highly recommend this book for anyone dealing with stressful situations, particularly homemakers. It will make you feel you're not alone. God and Christ are there to help you.

I reviewed this book for Crossway Publishing.