This week I have been reading (actually devouring) The Passionate Mom. I applied to be on the delivery team of the book, not knowing anything about the content of the book, other than it was a book for moms. I know that I need all the help I can get in my journey as a mom so I take everything I can get my hands on! It has been so fun to help share excitement about this book because it has already helped me so much!
The book The Passionate Mom is a fabulous book for any mom in any stage of her journey as a mom. I wish I had been able to read it when I began my journey as a mom, although it has already been a help to where I am now. The book is based on the book of Nehemiah. Susan Merrill says our passion as moms is what will help us find a plan for our role as a mom. She takes 10 P's from the book of Nehemiah to help us in our journey. The 10 P's: Perception, Pondering, Passion, Praying, Patience, Preparation, Purpose, Planning, Problem Solving, and Perseverance really encompass the characteristics we need to be leaders in our home in the same way that Nehemiah was a leader for the Jewish people at the time. Some of these characteristics come more naturally to us than others. She gives us ideas and encouragement to succeed in all of them.
I don't know about y'all, but I get discouraged as a mom. And sometimes it doesn't take much. I struggle with doubt, worry, frustration, impatience. One of the things I loved most about this book is that Susan doesn't act as if she has it all together. She confesses things she has done wrong, or ways she wishes she had done differently. I never felt like she was talking at me, but rather talking with me. I have read books that made me feel guilty instead of encouraging me. This book does not do that at all. I have been inspired, encouraged, challenged and excited to go on and move forward in my role as a mom. I also want all of my mom friends to read this book. It is seriously that good!
The exciting news is that Thomas Nelson Publishing wants to share this book with you! Please leave a comment below and tell me one thing you wish you knew before you became a mom to be entered to win. I can't wait to hear what you have to say!