Saturday 11 May 2013

Book review: The Christian Mom's Idea Book

The Christian Mom's Idea Book

From the back:

You can make the most of motherhood with this newly revised, resourceful book. It’s jam packed with 500 ideas gathered from more than 80 mothers just like you: Mothers of preschoolers, high schoolers, and every age in between. 

Mothers with one child. Mothers with a houseful of children. Mothers with adopted children. But most of all, mothers with a great desire to raise godly kids- and have fun doing it too|!

My Reflections:
This reprint of the 2008 edition is a resourceful little book filled with ideas on all kinds of topics including:

how to throw a great birthday party, successfully

surviving car trips, discipline, handling doctor's visits, less

stressful grocery shopping, friends and hospitality, alone time and

getaways, spiritual nurturing, music lessons, dealing with

toddlers, clothing, keeping your marriage alive . . . and so much
more in 40 categories.

This is a handy little book that will give you general information on so many relevant topics, in our busy lives today. 
I found it to be easy to read and well presented. I was however a little disappointed that the book did not provide a clear Christian worldview throughout the book. It seemed to lack the spiritual depth I was hoping for.

However it is a great resource book for busy moms who don’t necessarily have the time to delve deeply into lengthy narratives.

I also quite enjoyed the fact that this book has guidance from over 80 parents from all walks of life. This made the book well rounded and relevant for moms of all ages and stages. Families are diverse, so it was refreshing to read a book that covered so many topics and give practical, straight forward advice!

I would recommend this book to those of you who are looking for an, illuminating reference book that is packed with quick fast ideas, on all manner of parenting and life issues. This book may very well give you the insight into being a fun mom who is able to handle the bumps of parenthood just a little easier.

I was given this book free of charge in return for my honest review from Crossway’s homeschool book review program. You can visit them at:

Thank you Crossway!

About the Author:

Ellen graduated from The American Conservatory of Music and Moody Bible Institute.  She has written 26 books that have collectively sold over 500,000 copies.  Some of her books have been translated into German, Afrikaans, Chinese, and Dutch.  Ellen works in International Publishing at Tyndale House Publishers.
Ellen has lived in Wheaton, IL, USA with her husband, Jim, ever since they married in 1974.  They have three grown sons, one daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren.

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