The Gospel-Centered Mom: The Freeing Truth About What Your Kids Really Need has been a breath of fresh air. This isn’t a book on how to change or shape your child or children but instead, it points us toward putting our full focus on God. In doing so, everything else falls into place as we become how God intended for us to be. In remembering as well as learning these truths and how they apply to our lives, we grow to become a Godly Christ-centered example to those around us.
The author writes like she is sitting across the table in a coffee shop or at your home. Her stories and feelings in certain situations are quite relate-able. She knows what it means to struggle, to not feel like she’s enough, and how the overwhelming sense of failure can affect every part of your life. She offers words of encouragement and truths from scripture to spur one forward in keeping eyes fixed solely on Christ Jesus. In her stories and scripture based truths, she offers comfort even during the very worst of times in letting her readers know she and many other mothers have been there.
We often compare and let society and the world shift our thinking and actions to mirror but instead looking toward God. I like how the book puts emphasis on being you and letting Jesus be the rest, it does not defeat but an appetite put there by God that only He can fill. Chapter three sheds light on the Me Gospel and how it skews our Faith. There a chart that shows many examples of what we need and what we want instead of God’s agenda. This section is very convicting and I am very glad it was included to dive into so to correct one’s course.
There are 10 chapters and discussion questions at the end of the book. Each chapter ends with a Hard Truth and Beautiful Truth which enforces and summarizes the theme of the chapter. The truths could be written down to see and reflect upon for further application
I appreciate how this book is deeply rooted in scripture. I personally found it an aid not in just my motherhood journey but in my daily life as a fellow believer in Christ. I’ve been given much to ponder upon, discuss and apply.
Overall, this book has been an excellent read. I imagine I will be reading it many times in parenting my three children. I feel this book works great for a single or group study. I enjoyed this book so much that I used my Audible account to get an audio version which is narrated very well, I might add. I highly recommend it.
I received this book for free from Blogging for Books in exchange for my honest unbiased opinion.