Books that Shaped Me (part 3)

And now here I am: married with 5 young children, homeschooling and seeking to make our home a place that welcomes the presence of Jesus. There is never enough time in the day to read all I want, write all I want, communicate all I want… books often have to compete with my phone for a place in my hands. But I am trying to read something besides my screen every day. Here are a few of the impacting titles I have read over the past few years.

This book transformed my view of pregnancy and birth. Prior to reading this all of the “what to expect when…” apps and articles shaped my perspective. And then I read this book and understood the power God has designed within our bodies to create, sustain and deliver life. I also learned how mothers need to take ownership of that power and use it during their birth journeys.
It is is easy to become dulled by the monotony of ordinary days but this book gently prompted to look at the memories being made and the routines being developed as the blessings that they are and as opportunities to worship.
This title dovetails nicely with the one above it. In this book the author guides mothers to turn daily chores and routines into holy moments of communion with Jesus.
Somehow I learned more about myself while reading this book about the mother-son relationship. I do believe that this book has had the greatest impact on my parenting than any other parenting book I have read. It has prompted me to ask God to change me in ways I had not previously considered.
Life is so much richer with faithful friends but it’s easy to lose sight of that when life gets busy. I appreciated how this book brought me back to seeing good friends as necessities rather than luxuries.

And there you have some of the most transformative books in my library. There are MANY more but these are a good start. Read them and share your thoughts with me!

About wordvessel

Aloha! This blog is a window into the active mind of a wife, mother, woman and individual. I may be busy every moment of every day, but I still have time to think. Many seasons have blossomed and faded within my life, and this blog has endured through all of them. It is safe to say that my writing has matured because of them. I hope that you will be inspired to think in fresh ways as you read my writing. To Jesus be all the glory.
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