I signed up to participate in a book giveaway through the Hatchette Book Group, and I wanted to review the book before offering the giveaway. But this really was not the book I'd requested. Yet somehow (not surprisingly) God's loving intervention provided me with what I needed rather than what I wanted.
I give this book the most glowing praise I can offer any book -- I wish I'd read this when my children were little...but this is an advance copy of a book that will be published in April 2010 so that's a moot point. The next best thing I can say is that this author captures one of the most important lessons I learned as a parent. The children we raise are God's children, put in our charge for a time but always His.
Although I took my children to church every Sunday I regret not involving God more in the daily grind of raising four children in difficult times. I felt the need to be Super Mom, working long hours, teaching Sunday School, involved in the community, helping with homework and reading bedtime stories to the point of exhaustion.
Dr. Sheila Schuller Coleman integrated scripture into her life and balanced herself between the demands and calls we all face. She tells stories of her successes and failures, sharing lessons she learned and more importantly she offers scripture and prayers we can all use in our lives today. The lessons are practical and relevant, easy to read and digest and they can be readily applied in diverse circumstances. I will be passing my copy around amongst the moms I know.
But you can win your own copy!
If you are interested in a copy of this book, please comment (request a copy) by March 16, 2010. The first 3 will receive a free copy of this book, mailed directly to you by the publisher. This offer is limited to residents of US and Canada.