I must admit I am a sucker for parenting books. It seems that no matter what I am immediately drawn to them at a bookstore or within my Kindle. I’m sure this is because I love learning and my kids are the center of my life. So being interested in something that involves them seems perfect. I’ve read some that I put down within a few chapters, then there are always those great ones that stay on your shelf for reference and also get passed on to new moms and friends.
It seems that many parenting books preach the same types of things; discipline, patience, listening, etc. The backbone to parenting, if you are like me and read a ton of these types of books, it seems that you can get on information overload very quickly.
I was lucky enough to be able to review the new book by Susan Merrill, The Passionate Mom: Dare to Parent in Today’s World. This is definitely a book I will be passing on to friends.
Instead of preaching, this was written to help moms find a way to parent by thinking and praying. The Passionate Mom is written based on the book of Nehemiah in the Old Testament. Merrill did a great job laying out the “bricks” and “mortar” while including great examples, confessions and prayers within. Throughout the book, I had a picture of a wall around my kids. I felt connected to the book and what it was saying throughout. I can honestly say I was hooked and did not want to put it down.
It was a very different perspective on parenting and presented a great visual while reading. I found myself taking notes and really thinking and praying about each chapter. Something I had never done with any other parenting book.
I highly recommend this book to moms especially those struggling. It really makes you think, pray and implement. Which will in turn, give you hope that you can do it! Every mom can parent well, even if we aren’t perfect.
Disclaimer – I received this book for free from Thomas Nelson Publishing Group for this review. The opinions stated above are my own.