Sometimes I think I pick up motherhood books just so hoping somebody will tell me how to do this. Not that I really like being told what to do, or that I think some formula will work, because I know that it wont. But maybe the author has some new idea or truth I hadn't heard before. Missional Motherhood doesn't have any new truths in it, but a lot of really, really old truths. This book is solidly rooted in the Word of God.
Gloria Furman's newest book takes a close look at how motherhood was created by God for God with a design and purpose. She spends the first half of the book giving a summary of the Old-Testament. I promise that in the scope of the book this totally makes sense. I really enjoyed reading this actually. It was engagingly written and I thought it really set the stage for the second half of the book.
This book keeps our eyes on the cross and examines what motherhood should look like in light of that. It is so much more than just a book about mom stuff. It's not, how do I keep my kids from bickering- it's how do I nurture life in the face of death?
You don't have to be a traditional mother to enjoy this book either. This is a great read for any lady, or even a man who wants to understand the significance of motherhood.
So, in the end I did find somebody to tell me how to do all this, and like always the answer can be found in the Bible. Gloria did a great job outlining God's simple but challenging purpose for mom's.
I received this book in exchange for my review from Crossway