How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? (Apologia Educational Ministries, September 2014)
You've probably said these things to your kids, but have you listened to what you're saying?
"I remember the day you were born."
"Turn down the music!"
"This is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you."
"Hold my hand."
Your heavenly Father wants to tell you many of these same things. Rachael Carman knows how noisy it can be when you're raising children---she has seven! But this lovely devotional book will help you to hear God's still, small voice amid the chaos of carpools, cut fingers, and carpet crawlers. You'll learn how to recognize God's instructions for you, even as you seek to follow His example as a parent.
My thoughts: This is a great book for new parents. Full of true stories from the author's life as a mom of seven children, it will appeal to young mother's. This would be a great gift for Mother's Day. Encouraging, both spiritually and mentally, and with discussion questions included, it is great for a topic starter with your MOPS group, a Mom's Time Out group, a small group, or a book discussion group. A great book for a church library. As a mother of five, I could relate to all the stories in this book--and I love the way she included a spiritual truth and application.
Rachael Carman is an author and speaker for Apologia Educational Ministries. The wife of Davis and the mother of seven children, Rachael challenges parents to live by reckless, obedient faith. As a direct reflection of her heart's desire to encourage, inspire, and celebrate motherhood, Rachael also leads Real Refreshment Retreats, weekend events that energize and invigorate homeschooling mothers with meaningful worship and speakers plus practical encouragement for the homeschool journey.