Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Rosaries Aren't {Just} For Teething (review and giveaway!)

I had the pleasure of meeting Michele recently at a blogging conference, and it truly was a pleasure. I have always loved reading her blog, it is the best mix of presenting the real life struggles as well as the joys in motherhood while remaining passionately Catholic. Her book, Rosaries Aren't {Just} for Teething does the very same thing, the only difference is that it's not just her writing.

A fabulous roundup of really great writers: Jenny of Mama Needs Coffee, Jenna of Call Her Happy, Haley of Carrots for Michaelmas, Dwija of House Unseen and Mary of Passionate Perseverance to name a few, grace this book with their personal reflections on the mysteries of the rosary and truly leave a mother moved.

Here's a little taste:

"Motherhood is our vocation. Yes, those babies bring us pleasure, but motherhood isn't about our own pleasure. It is sharing in the self-giving love of God. It is also sharing in the suffering of the cross." 
-Michele on the Presentation in the Temple

"He conquered the big Death and all the little deaths. If we cling to our Lord, every tiny death we die as parents has a new life waiting for us on the other side. A new life and a better self, with fresh eyes to see our children as He sees us, and new hearts to love the world the way He calls us to love."
-Dwija on the Resurrection

"If only I had taken the Marian symbolism of my situation to heart and trusted Him, from the very beginning of this pregnancy. Looking back now I can see His providence so clearly, His fingerprints covering every moment of my maternal journey"
-Jenny on the Nativity

And those are just a few of my favorite gems from this little book.

The reflections are real. It is as if you are sitting in your living room, discussing each mystery with these ladies and finding your heart moved to pray to Our Lady who is also real and walking with us through this journey of motherhood.

This book provides encouragement and inspiration to women and mothers at so many various points in the vocation of motherhood. From being in the thick of pregnancy to dealing with infertility and miscarriage, this book has you covered. Maybe you're a mom of a handicap child and not sure how to approach the Lord, there is something for you here. If you're dealing with the craziness of super-fertility and the chaos of many children being afoot, you'll find comfort within these pages.

I would highly recommend this beautiful book to any woman who is trying, even a little, to approach our Lord and give her heart to Him. It is beautifully written, and each reflection is so unique and different and well I will just stop my gushing now.

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1 comment :

  1. I love the wooden rosary on the front. I had that and ALL my babies teethed on it and played with it during many Masses. Sounds like a great book!