Daily coloring and inspiration for moms... 40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood (Blog Tour Review)

40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood: Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom
40 Days to a Joyful Motherhood
Devotions and Coloring Book to Nourish Mom
by Sarah Humphrey
Christian Nonfiction
Paperback & ebook, 96 Pages
August 2nd 2016 by Abingdon Press

Summary

Nourishment for a mother’s soul through 40 days of devotion and . . . doodling!

Wouldn’t it be marvelous if mothering came with a concrete set of instructions—an easy recipe we could follow? Instead, motherhood challenges women to find their faith, their true selves, and their family through daily doses of trial and error. It is a brilliant and healing time of life that is full of joy, pain, and beauty with a small side of crisis (and humor). What mothers do not know, they learn. And through this lifelong process of learning, they nurture and care for the most precious gifts on earth: children. In a modern society where moms often have a full and busy plate, these 10 minute daily devotions focus on six key topics of motherhood:

—Self-acceptance
—Self-care
—Reconciling with grief, hope and expectations
—Generosity
—Presence
—Forgiveness

In addition to the devotions, these beautiful pages are adorned with handmade illustrations to help you refresh from long days or even occasional sleepless nights. So, grab your colors and a little quiet time for yourself while doodling at the kitchen table. You will be grateful you did!

  
  
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My Review

40 DAYS TO A JOYFUL MOTHERHOOD was inspiring, calming, and fun. Mixing a daily Christian devotional with a coloring page for each day to help mothers re-energize and bring joy into their lives. Perfect for those who love daily devotionals and some pondering time while coloring. Would also make a lovely gift.

This is definitely an uplifting book. I really like the mix of coloring pages with the devotionals as it automatically lends some time to ponder that day's topic. The devotionals all include a scripture (either summarized or from the NIV or NKJV version of the Bible), a few paragraphs on the topic, and then "A Simple Prayer" that reads fairly non-denominational. I liked all the messages. I would have liked the scriptures to all have been from the King James or NKJV version of the Bible, as that's the version I prefer. I also wanted more from some of the coloring pages. Those would be my only complaints.

In the end, was it what I wished for? As I said above, this was an enjoyable and inspiring devotional book. Christian women who enjoy devotionals should enjoy this one.

Source: Received a complimentary copy from the publisher through Litfuse Publicity, which did not require a review nor affect it in any way.


About the Author


Often considered a dreamer and silly heart, Sarah Humphrey uses inspiration from her most beloved career, motherhood, to fuel her passion for writing, creative movement and teaching. She has and is authoring several books and children's books. Sarah currently resides in Nashville, Tennessee with her husband and three beautiful, bouncy kids.



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