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The Ascetic Lives of Mothers: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Moms Paperback – April 30, 2014
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About the Author
Annalisa Boyd has been married to her wonderful husband for 21 years. Together they have 8 children, through birth and adoption, and have fostered 31 (so far). She is a bread baker, candy maker, self -proclaimed doula, avid tea drinker, and a normal mom working out her salvation with fear and trembling. She and her family live on their one-acre micro farm in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is her greatest desire to follow Christ wherever He leads and to encourage children and mamas in their journey heavenward. Annalisa is also the author of Hear Me: A Prayer book for Teens and Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox Saints.
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Top customer reviews
My first baby is going to be born soon (within 2 weeks!) and I can't wait to read some of these prayers over him, but I've even now found use for a few of them (against anger, and addiction.) Thank you, Mrs. Boyd, for writing this book! ~A grateful Orthodox mama
PS: Another great resource for this is the CD "Akathist to the Mother of God, the Nurturer of Children," available on Ancient Faith. I've listened to it throughout my pregnancy and plan to play/sing it in the baby's room during naps.
I felt that the author did a great a job of communicating the very "real" part of being a mother and the desire we have to
Be devoted followers and mothers.
Along with the prayers, there are personal stories and thoughts that made me feel as if I was sitting in the authors home,
chatting about the blessings and challenges of being a mother.
I believe that this book would be a great addition to any library, orthodox or not.