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Real Moms...Real Jesus: Meet the Friend Who Understands Paperback – February 1, 2009
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Drawing from the life of Christ and illustrated by examples from her own life, Jill shares practical insight for mothers. She reminds us that in both the daily routines and the crises of life, we have a true Friend who has walked in our shoes and enables us by His grace to follow in His steps.
- Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author, Revive Our Hearts radio host
One word came to me time and time again as I read through the pages of this wonderful book: Complete. Jill Savage has written a spiritually grounded, totally applicable book for the mom who is right now, in the trenches of motherhood. Jill steps in as an honest friend and holds your hand as you make your way through your days. As you read you'll find your soul encouraged and your faith strengthened. Buy the book and make the time to read it. You'll be better for it.
-Susie Larson, author, speaker, frequent radio host
Even on my craziest mom days, I've known Jesus loves me, sustains me, and forgives me. But never once had I realized that he 'got' me--that He understood what a day being tugged at, called for, and clung to was like. So when Jill shows us that Jesus indeed gets how trying our lives as mothers can be, it was news to me. But just like everything else with Jesus, it was Good News! Every mom needs to read this book. Discovering that Jesus is indeed a 'Friend who understands' changed my perspective on mothering and expanded my friendship with Jesus. What a wonderful book!
-Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeniera, mother of three, columnist for Today's Christian Woman, and author of Mama's Got a Fake ID
I laughed. I cried. I was thankful for a 'Real Mom' named Jill who took the time to encourage other moms to find a 'Real Friend' in the 'Real Jesus.' Every chapter was a treat to read! Dive into the pages of this book and revive a friendship you may have had for days, weeks, months, or years...or maybe establish a brand new one.
-Kendra Smiley, conference speaker and author of the PARENTING LIKE A PRO series (parentinglikeapro.com)
Jill Savage has unlocked the secret of sanity for mothers worldwide! I agree with Jill that the Real Jesus is the one vital relationship that makes all other relationships work well. Every mom will find solid practical help and hope on the pages of Real Moms...Real Jesus. If every mother owned this book there would be many more happy moms, kids, and husbands!
-Pam Farrel, bestselling author of Men are like Waffles, Women are like Spaghetti, 10 Best Decisions a Parent Can Make and Got Teens?
From the Back Cover
Tired of feeling like no one understands? Look no further.
What does Jesus know about the everyday life of a mom? Plenty! Jill Savage, founder and director of Hearts at Home, introduces the real Jesus to real moms. Through chapters that examine key behaviors and decisions Jesus made during His life on earth, Jill brings those lessons right down to the tiring, laundry-filled, sticky-fingered days every mother knows.
Between the chapters are interactive vignettes that provide brief, refreshing glimpses into real, messy, busy lives. In Real Moms . . . Real Jesus, Jill continually reminds the reader that Jesus is not an unattainable deity, but a Friend who truly understands.
More About the Author
A graduate of Butler University in Indianapolis, IN, Jill's holds a bachelors degree in music education. After teaching piano and voice privately for 15 years, Jill now considers motherhood the most important job she will ever do.
Jill's enthusiasm for the profession of motherhood is contagious. Founding Hearts at Home, in 1994, Jill now speaks to thousands of women each year about their priorities, their passions, and their purpose. Jill's honest, vulnerable, and encouraging style makes her an effective communicator. In fact, readers say reading a Jill Savage book is like sitting down and having a cup of coffee with a girlfriend.
Jill lives in Central Illinois with her husband Mark. They are the parents of five children ranging in ages sixteen to twenty-seven, and the grandparents of three.
Top Customer Reviews
I can't wait to get with a group of moms and go deeper with this book as a study. So much more can be taken away from this.
As moms, we sometimes struggle with feeling like no one really understands. We believe Hebrews 4:15 in a general sense, but never really think about how Jesus might be able to relate to some of the specific situations we encounter as moms.
Jill Savage, executive director of Hearts at Home and mom of five herself, sets out to show us that He really does relate to our lives, in very specific ways in her newest book, Real Moms...Real Jesus: Meet the Friend Who Understands. It focuses on the struggles all moms face and offers encouragement that Jesus both understands completely and offers us the perfect example of how to handle each situation.
Real Moms...Real Jesus has a unique format. First comes a short, two to three page "perspective" section, which poses a real-life scenario for a mom and then relates an actual event in the Gospels that illustrates how Jesus' experiences parallel it. For example, the third "perspective" is titled "Can I please go to the bathroom alone?" No explanation needed for most moms on that one, but Ms. Savage points out that, when we read the Gospels, we see that large crowds were constantly following Jesus everywhere He went. When He tried to slip away for a few moments alone to pray, they found Him. He truly does understand the weariness, the need for just a few moments of peace and quiet so we can hear ourselves think...He's been there! This is followed by a prayer with space for journaling, a suggested reading (following these will take you through the entire book of Matthew as you read the book), and a key verse.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very good book. Doing it in my Bible study group. Really like the discussion questions in the back. More basic concepts but is very applicable and really good reminders. Read morePublished 19 days ago by Angela Moore
I loved this devotional! It is amazing to see how much what we do as moms relates to Jesus! Highly recommend this book! It's perfect to do alone or with a small group!Published 2 months ago by Audrey Tucker
Wonderful. Truly helps to give day to day perspective on how Moms can be more like Jesus.. many times with how to react to the everyday responsibilities and interruptions we... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I cannot say enough good things about this book! I bought it thinking it would be a devotional, but it's even better. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Sara Martin
An encoraging, thought provoking read. Used it in a church mom's group.Published 7 months ago by N. Cogburn
Good work. Great read. Nothing earth shattering, but very though provoking. We had many tears during our study. I also like that the homework was very doable.Published 10 months ago by bdandrd