Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller

Initially, I was super excited about reading and reviewing this book. The back cover describes it as a Mother's journey to growing in her faith as she deals with the chaos of becoming a new mother.

After Julia Roller gave birth to her first son, she found that her life was much busier than she ever expected. Not only was she a stay at home mom, but she also worked from home, which didn't leave much time to herself. She found that she was rarely if ever devoting any time to a quiet time with God.

So Julia decided to devote the next year to focusing on 10 areas of spiritual discipline: prayer, fellowship. submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service and celebration.

While I felt that Julia did make some excellent points, most of the time I just felt like I was reading about something that Julia failed miserably at. I also felt that for many different reasons, I couldn't always relate to the author. She is a working mother and at times, it seemed like she was quick to brush off her child just to get work done, or to reach a deadline. I received the impression (and I could be wrong here...this is just how I perceived it) that her job was just as equally important to her as her child was. I have a hard time understanding that concept because I feel as though motherhood is the greatest callings I could ever have.

In other ways, I found it difficult to relate to the author. As I read further into the book I found that we don't agree 100% on theology and the Bible, so obviously that is going to make it harder for me to get into the book.

Ultimately, I feel as though Julia Roller has an excellent way with words, and is a great writer, but I just did not care for this book in particular. I felt that we are just two completely different people with two completely different ways of looking at things, so for that I will rate this book as 2 stars.

I received this book for free from Litfuse to give my honest unbiased opinion.

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