Mom Seeks God
By Julia Roller
The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?
When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.
Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God(Abingdon Press), A Year with God (with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan, and 25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.
Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller offers a highly relatable story and useful advice to help new moms grow in their faith as they address life changes with grace, patience, and prayer. As readers discover ten essential faith practices, they’ll learn that motherhood itself is a spiritual discipline and can be God’s most effective technique for forming a more Christ-like life.
I am so glad that I was chosen to review this book. I know now that the Lord wanted me to read this at this time. I was searching for time to be with the Lord and searching for a better way to teach my children about God and his love. One of my fondest memories was of my mom reading her bible sitting on the couch. So I wanted my children to have the same memories of me and if they remembered one thing about me I wanted it to be that I loved Jesus and had a personal relationship with him. One in which I spent time in the Word and Prayed and they saw me doing these things. But it seems that life always somehow gets in the way at times from allowing me personal time with the Lord. And surely I needed to practice Grace even in times of chaos ! If you seem to find no time to be personal with the Lord, this is the book for you. Julia shares with you how to make those things real and happen in your life. You will learn how to make God a habit. How to let others into your life. You will read about real submission and God’s will. How to build a firm foundation through study of the Word. How to turn off everything and How to get with God and receive his gifts ! I hope you will take time to get a copy of this book and let it sink deep into your heart and mind. Let it transform your day and your life !
Julia is celebrating the book’s release with a fun giveaway and connecting with moms during a live Facebook author chat.
One winner will receive:
- A Kindle HDX
- Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller
Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 1st. Winner will be announced at “Moms’ May Day” Facebook Party on May 1st. Connect with Julia for an encouraging discussion on spiritual discipline and finding joy in the middle of motherhood. Win prizes, connect with other moms, and be inspired.
So grab your copy of Mom Seeks God and join Julia on the evening of May 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)
Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP today. Tell your friends via Facebook or Twitter and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!