Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pressing Pause

_225_350_Book.1869.coverPressing Pause – 100 Quiet Moments for Moms to Meet with Jesus
Written by Karen Ehman and Ruth Schwenk
Published at Zondervan

About the book

You’re busy and tired and craving peace—and you’re not alone.

Whether you’re a stay-at-home mom who has a list of seventeen errands to do between dropping the kids off and picking them up, or the working mom who’s day job is just as tough as your mom job, or the brand new mama who is experiencing the pain and joy of motherhood for the very first time—Pressing Pause: 100 Quiet Moments Where Moms Can Meet with Jesus is for you.

These 100 devotions for moms focus on moving from just making it through to making a real difference and not losing yourself along the way.

In order to have this seismic shift in perspective, a mom needs to drink deep from the well of God’s word each day, filling her spiritual reservoir enough to then pour out into the lives of her husband, children, and others with whom her life naturally intersects. This can only be done with regular times spent alone with God, drawing on His power, ingesting His word, and learning to love and serve more like His Son.

Sound like a tall order? A time commitment you just can’t handle? These simple, accessible devotions offer you a brief moment of respite in your busy day, taking just enough time to center your heart and mind on what God has for you as His beloved daughter. Press pause on the chaos and find your rest.

My Thoughts

This interesting devotion book will allow moms of all ages to take some quiet moments to spend with Jesus.  Each subject touched in these devotions will speak to any mom who read it.  You will have be encourage to turn worry into worship, to consider the fact that the Joneses are overrated, that it is important that you parent with your spouse, to pass on the faith to your children, to lead by example and many more.

I have received a PDF format of the book which means I was able to access it anywhere I went for a quick devotion on the go.   Whether I was at the campground, at a Christian camp serving in the kitchen or waiting at an appointment, this book can uplift you in a matter of a few minutes.  Each devotion start with a specific scripture and goes on on expanding on a principle base on that scripture.  For example, in the devotion Putting “Flesh” on God the scripture is John 1:14 which says “The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us.  We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.”   The devotion itself mentioned that the disciples had the privilege to walk with Him, talk with Him, touch Him, ate with Him, and live in close proximity to Him.  They literally experience God.  The devotion then goes on on how as parents we need to make God real to our children – which is done when they see us following Him with our whole being as we love them, serve them, study His Word, open our home to others, seek God in prayer, and give our time and talents.  Bottom line we need to live out our faith on a daily basis and be authentic.   The devotion ends with a quick prayer as well as some thought provoking questions which will encourage you to apply what you have learned in your own life. 

In all you will find 100 devotions in this book.   It can be done all in a row or sporadically if you prefer to keep it for times when you need extra encouragement.   I personally use it when I am at the campground since it is on my iPad.      So far only one devotion did not spoke to me as much as the other ones.  

This book could make a great gift for a new mom or a friend who is having difficulties finding time to spend with God.

Pressing Pause is available at your favorite bookstore, even on amazon.ca and amazon.com.




Disclaimer: Thanks to Thomas Nelson for sending me the above mentioned product in pdf format for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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