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By rebecca, Submitted on 2015-02-25
I devoured this book. I cried twice just during the introduction.
I have read countless books on motherhood and parenting, but this one has catapulted into my top favorite. It outlined in a clear, concise manner how "all things bear record" of the Savior. Yes, even laundry and dishes and hanging pictures on a wall.
The book is divided into fairly short, easy-to-read sections about the different roles of Jesus Christ - and how mothers take on those same roles in our everyday lives. Examples are Jesus Christ Creates, Jesus Christ Teaches, Jesus Christ Succors, and so on and so forth. Each of these roles are meant to help us become like Him - everything has a purpose! The book is replete with the author's personal experiences - most of them humorous and always down-to-earth. I never felt preached at or looked down upon or even guilty (a first while reading a parenting book!) I only felt upliftment and encouragement and inspiration to be better.
Most importantly for me, the book opened up the floodgates of furthered revelation and learning. The author presented some very simple truths that really got me thinking. I'd recommend reading it with a highlighter and a notebook.
I've already given one copy to a friend for a birthday present, and recommended it to another. Both are reading it right now and love it!
Note: The book is definitely written for an LDS audience, with "Mormon lingo" and references. But the truths contained therein are really for any Christian mother trying to do her best.
By Becca, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book honestly changed the way that I interact with my children and view my role in the world. It is thoughtfully and articulately written; concise, powerful, and absolutely packed with doctrine about motherhood and how it relates to the Savior's mission and ministry. I love that the author dives right in--there is very little filler material. I found myself unable to read it without stopping to highlight and take notes. The index, itself, is an awesome resource for some of the best scriptures and sermons on motherhood ever given. My husband has read it, as well, and we have found ourselves discussing sections over and over again. It is one of those books that you will read, lend, and give as a gift. Probably my best Deseret Book purchase.
By Melanie, Submitted on 2015-02-25
This book is written from the heart of a mother who has been in the trenches with us all. She deftly compares the sometimes mundane day to day role of motherhood to the very real and truly divine calling of being a mother. Motherhood isn't easy, but Sorensen captures the essence of the role of the Savior in the eternally essential role of motherhood. Bravo!