Saturday, May 30, 2009

A book for moms

When my parents came to visit earlier this month, my mom handed me the book God's Whisper in a Mother's Chaos, which I just finished reading. It was a pretty easy read - about right for a busy mom. All the rankings/reviews of it on Amazon (if you click on the title in this post, it will take you there and you can read them for yourself) gave it 5 stars. It was good and worth checking out, though I wouldn't necessarily tell someone: "You must go buy this one!!!" It would be a good gift to give a friend who is a mother (and who doesn't have a lot of extra time to read). I think my favorite chapters were the last two on solitude and listening to God. The author, who is right there in this stage of life herself, did a good job of giving a gentle nudge to stay connected to God in little ways, without laying on more guilt for not doing so.

A humorous/ironic moment: I was trying to read this one day in the car (Geoff was driving) with 4 people talking at me. (Perhaps God was whispering, "Put the book down and pay attention to your family.")

As soon as another copy can be obtained, I hope to host a give-away of this book.

*Side note: I was inspired by Emily to list the books I have actually read this year. She is way ahead of me, though once I get all the ones we've read for school listed there it may be closer! A benefit of doing this, I have noticed, is that it is motivating me to read, and to actually finish books that have been in progress for a while...


  1. Sounds like a good book. I don't get to read much other than the Bible these days because of my life at this stage. Hi, my name is Jenifer Harrod.
    I saw that you have Jesus in common with me. I am an Herbalist, wife of one, and homeschooling Mother of 7. I am trying to run a home, herbalist, office online, but I need help from some people who will agree to trade links with me and possibly use some of my articles on their blog occasionally. My blog is and my web site is Let me know if you need me to email any of my articles to you. I would be glad to. Thanks and God Bless!

  2. I love when I finish a book and get to add it to my sidebar! Since you do a lot of read alouds to your little kids, I'd recommend 1 list for kid books and 1 for adult books. That way if other teacher/moms want to see what you'd recommend to read to kids, they can see it there easily.

    I like your new's crisp and clean!