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Daily Guideposts: Your First Year of Motherhood Hardcover – April 1, 2011
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All that being said, I could see that some women would love this book and find it helpful, but others might not. If you're looking for a spiritual daily guide, I don't suggest this. However, if you are looking to be able to spend a little bit each day reading about the struggles of other mothers in order to feel that you are not alone, then this may be a good book for you.
I think that this is a well put together book that has a lot to offer. However, I think the description makes you think that it will be a different type of book than you are actually receiving.
Hope someone finds that helpful to know,
This book can gently guide a new mom (or experienced mom!) through the rough early stages of motherhood. The contributors are diverse--a mother of multiples, a mother of a child born with an unexpected diagnosis, a single mom, and many more--but their insights and connections with God provide spiritual support to nurture a new mom.
The devotions follow the same pattern as the Daily Guideposts, with a scripture verse, a passage by the contributor, followed by a short prayer. Just short enough for a busy mom to read, and just long enough for it to be meaningful. A beautiful book.
Twenty one authors (including one Dad) share their joys, insecurities, frustrations, and thrills of parenting their first child, and new moms will be able to identify with so many of their emotions and thoughts. Each page begins with a Bible verse and ends with a short prayer. I thoroughly enjoyed reminiscing and reliving those moments. I'm keeping a copy of the book for myself, and ordering several to give as gifts.
I think if you are a mother, that there will not only be practical words of wisdom to apply to your parenting, but I believe that God will meet you where you are, and as a parent you will get to take delight in sharing His attributes, considering He's the ultimate parent.
I definitely recommend this book.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This book is EXCELLENT! With a devo for every day of the year, I am thankful it was written. Most of all, while I am sure there are many devos for parents, I am amazed every single... Read morePublished 2 months ago by RuthHasFavor
I gave this as a gift to a Christian couple. Assume they liked it.Published 11 months ago by Joan Altgelt
Wonderful encouragement for new mothers, especially first time moms. I have given this book as a shower gift several times and had good reports on how helpful it was. Read morePublished 16 months ago by L. Scarboro
Perfect birthday gift for my daughter-in-law, who's expecting my first grand baby, 11/18/14!!Published 18 months ago by CHERYL ANTHONY
This book is a good companionship through your motherhood. For me, that I don't get to meet too much other mums, it was nice to read the experiences of other mothers, seeing that... Read morePublished 23 months ago by adiaz
Bought this book for my daughter, since she is expecting and she is looking forward to reading it once her baby arrives.Published on February 6, 2014 by Debra L. Preston
GREAT BOOK - Honest stories from REAL CHRISTIAN mothers. This book shares exactly what I need to hear on a daily basis as a new mom!Published on January 16, 2013 by Claire
This is a great book for new mothers. It helps that the passages are only a few pages so i can get back to baby. Its also great to let you know you are not alone in all this.Published on December 20, 2012 by AmyH.