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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 400 pages
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson; Csm Jou edition (April 16, 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1400321077
  • ISBN-13: 978-1400321070
  • Product Dimensions: 8.1 x 6.1 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #69,185 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As the mama of six, this is a book I wished someone had given to me in the beginning. In all their holy beginnings." ANN VOSKAMP, Author of the New York Times Best Seller One Thousand Gifts 


Waiting in Wonder will point you in exactly the right direction: preparing your heart as you prepare your home to receive new life. What a marvelous gift to give--to yourself, your growing child, or any expectant woman you may know. 
GARY THOMAS, Author of Sacred Marriage and The Sacred Search 


Waiting in Wonder is the perfect preparation for motherhood--part instruction manual, biology lesson (in the sweetest way), and spiritual journey. 
MARY DEMUTH, Author of Ordinary Mom, Extraordinary God 


Catherine has skillfully crafted a journal that will enlighten, inspire, and educate "mothers to be" for this momentous journey of motherhood. It leads mothers to understand the profound call God designed for women: to give birth, life, and love to precious children, whose souls will live throughout eternity. 
SALLY CLARKSON, Conference speaker, ministry leader, author of Mission of Motherhood

About the Author

Catherine Claire Larson has a master’s degree in Biblical Studies and spent seven years writing with Chuck Colson for BreakPoint radio, Christianity Today, and Newsweek online. Today she writes amid the clatter, curiosity, and joy of two young children.


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After graduating with a Master's degree in Biblical Studies, Catherine Claire Larson spent seven years writing with Chuck Colson for BreakPoint radio, Christianity Today, and Newsweek online. Today, she writes amidst the clatter and curiosity of two young children. To find out more, visit: www.catherineclairelarson.com

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If I were expecting, this is the first book I would buy.
Lori Smith
Catherine Claire Larson has done a wonderful job of creating a devotional for each step of an expectant mother's journey.
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I would highly recommend this book to expectant mothers and to anyone looking to give a mom-to-be a special gift.
Katie Von Kahle

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Katherine Tolbert on April 2, 2013
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This devotional journal is beautifully written for the expectant mother's heart as she awaits the joy of the birth of her child. It has a place to write prayers and messages to the baby after each lesson and has a memory verse for each week for mom to guide her as she walks on this journey of pregnancy. I highly recommend as not just a devotional but as a pregnancy journal too. What a gift this would be to show the child years later when he/she is grown as a beautiful testimony.I cried as I went through this wishing I had this for my pregnancies with my daughter and son. I am recommending this to all my pregnant family and friends as it will speak to each of them as they await the redeeming births of their baby.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Flitgurl on April 17, 2013
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This book is a nugget of gold for any woman who bears witness to the miracle of new life inside her and the brilliant Creator who sustains it! As a seasoned mother of four, I have often longed for a devotional book to use when walking my pregnancy journey. Although new mommas would perhaps find more quiet moments to meditate on Ms. Larson's words, even "experienced" expectant mothers would find this a valuable, encouraging, devotional and a precious keepsake for their children. One thing I especially liked was the layout. Nowhere in my journey of motherhood have I found time each and every day for devotional books, as I'm sure may be the case for others. "Waiting In Wonder" divides the book by trimester and then by week, with 4 or 5 "daily" devotionals available for meditation within that week, instead of required reading for each day of pregnancy.

All in all this is an excellent devotional offering both food for the soul and fascinating pregnancy milestones and information for the curious mind -- a terrific combination that's sure to please any expectant momma!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Julie on April 16, 2013
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Having lost a daughter at 16 weeks gestation in my previous pregnancy, my current pregnancy has been high risk since the very beginning. Even with my trust and faith in God, every day has been a challenge in remaining positive instead of anxious as I have been at the doctor weekly and on and off mandatory rest. A friend of mine sent me Mrs. Larson's book a week ago. Beginning each morning with a devotional that walks you through scripture, and the joys and blessings of pregnancy has given me a renewed sense of strength. Even in the first few devotions, God already spoke through Mrs. Larson's words to me, and the specific emotions I have been struggling with. It has ministered to me and blessed me. I highly recommend this book not only to any expectant mother you may know, but also to an expectant mother who may be experiencing issues through a high risk pregnancy.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By C. Swan on April 7, 2013
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I wish I would have had a book like this when I was expecting my children! This book allows one to take the time to reflect on the true miracle of childbirth. I would have cherished this book and I know my teenaged children would have loved to read my hopes, fears and excitement about becoming their mother. Don't miss this opportunity to reflect upon the most important time of your life. You will treasure these memories forever.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By KatieWrayClark on April 17, 2013
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This devotional-style book makes a fantastic gift for any expecting mom. Catherine Claire has eloquently and concisely captured so well the biological developments of mom and baby while paralleling great spiritual truths and personal applications that can be read quickly and challenge you throughout the day. I love that it provides an opportunity to journal my personal growth and thoughts and feelings to share with my baby that one day I can show her. It is a beautiful, articulate and insightful book and I highly recommend it to any expectant mom or as a gift for expectant moms in your life.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Linz on April 12, 2013
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This is my second pregnancy, and I have been going through this book the last few weeks. I have enjoyed relearning what is happening with both my baby and myself during each week of pregnancy. It hasn't been that long since my first pregnancy, but it is amazing how soon you forget! It's exciting for each new week to begin and to find out the new tidbits about the child that is forming in your body.

I really appreciate how the biological information is tied into Scripture. It reminds you as an expectant mama that there is something much bigger than just physical development occurring with you and your baby. Sometimes that can be easily forgotten when you're dealing with pregnancy's little woes. The verses, spiritual insight, and journal entries help bring back the big picture: that a child made in God's image is growing and getting ready not only to meet you but also to be guided by your example.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By 3MzMom on April 3, 2013
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A reflection of the writer and her deep desire to glorify God in her writing and particularly, in this case, to draw expecting mothers into a deeper relationship with their Creator as they await the arrival of the life He's forming within them.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dad of Divas TOP 500 REVIEWER on March 31, 2013
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This was a great book that takes you week by week through your pregnancy and allows you to not only prepare yourself mentally and physically, but differently than many books spiritually as well. The book provides the reader with a great ability to delve deeper into scripture and explore their own thoughts about parenthood and what God wants from them as a parent. There is room in the book to journal which was nice and the author does a great job at helping the reader to pull their thoughts together in a time of excitement and anticipation!

*I received a copy of this book for review - all opinions are my own*
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