- Paperback: 322 pages
- Publisher: Songdove Books (May 9, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 099168334X
- ISBN-13: 978-0991683345
- Product Dimensions: 4 x 0.7 x 6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,743,831 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Mom's Little Black Book: Godly Advice for the High School Graduate Paperback – May 9, 2013
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About the Author
Marilynn grew up in a solid Christian home, coming to Christ at the age of 7. She has been actively involved in Church life since age 10, including activities such as joining her Mom and sister in singing special numbers, choir, teaching Sunday School, leading Sunday School open session, planning Sunday School lessons, and more. Marilynn attended both public and private schools growing up. She attended North Island Community College on Vancouver Island and Trend College in Kelowna, obtaining certificates in receptionist work and Comptia A+ computer repair. Throughout her life, Marilynn has written poetry and published in the American Poetry Anthology(two issues). She currently does freelance work for a technical blog in Alberta. She's also written numerous unpublished articles on end-time eschatology, written unpublished short stories, word studies and more. Marilynn lives with her two teenagers, cat and gerbil, in Kelowna BC Canada. Her day job sees her fix computers and engage in multimedia for her church. In the evenings and on weekends she's a soundtech doing various events through the year from funerals to workshops to concerts and weddings. Marilynn sings in the choir and sang on her church's praise teams for several years.
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Some of the advice came across as preachy, but it would have been hard to avoid that within this format. It doesn't take away from the Truth behind it. I especially appreciate how the author has taken advice directly from the Bible and constantly guides the reader back to that.
I read the ebook version, and while that format didn't lessen the value of the content, I would opt for the paperback version if I were buying it as a gift. This is the perfect flip-through, coffee table book. It's not designed to be read in one sitting. It works to read it from start to finish, but it can also be read out of order, reread, bookmarked, and highlighted.
There is so much excellent advice packed into this little book - from practical advice about doing laundry to spiritual wisdom - any young adult just venturing out on their own can benefit from it.
I was given a copy of the book in exchange for this unbiased review.
Divided into 6 subheadings (spiritual, household, personal care, interpersonal, grocery and financial), "Mom's Little Black Book," offers teens exclusive rights to all that Mom knows and is willing to share about living life with spiritual grounding and a super clear focus.
Consider these helpful hints:
"Help those who are in need. One day it could be you."
"Clouds are very emotional creatures. They cry at special occasions."
"Racism is pointless. Look at the Panda! He's black, white and Asian, and everyone loves him!"
"You are the only Bible some people will ever see."
"You know you're tired when you put the dishes in the fridge and the milk in the sink."
"Talk to God. He loves to hear about your day and how you feel."
"Remember prayer is a fancy word for communication between you and God. Give him time to respond."
"Don't hoard God's blessings for yourself. You may just be the delivery conduit."
If one of your children is leaving home for college this summer, or getting married, or perhaps they have just decided it's time to live on their own, "Mom's Little Black Book," is for them.
Instead of talking until you're blue in the face about what they should and shouldn't be doing to remain a strong, active Christian, give them this book.