Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller
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.