Friday, February 15, 2019

"Grit & Grace"

About the book:

 Hang in There, Mama!

 For those moments when you think you’ll never live up to the Supermoms around you—when you’re elbow deep in the grind of diapers and laundry and peanut butter sandwiches—you need a good dose of Grit and Grace.

 This refreshing collection of 90 daily devotions comes from two moms who’ve found themselves face-to-the-floor in need of encouragement and now offer it to you. Through humor and vulnerability, these short messages of truth remove the filters of perfection clouding your vision and bring clarity to your purpose as a mom. As you read the Scripture and prayer that accompany each day’s message, you’ll discover more fully who you are in Christ and how to raise your children to reflect His love to the world.

In giving yourself grace, you will find you have even more grace to give from the One who is present in your life right now and in every moment.

My Review:

Being a mother is so rewarding; however there are times that it may not feel that way when you are in the midst of sleepless nights, and the day in day out busyness of taking care of the children.  "Grit & Grace" is a perfect read for mothers, every single mother out there, and it is written by two mothers who have experiences the highs and lows of being a mother.  Each devotional reading is only a couple of pages long, which is perfect, since it is hard to really dedicate a huge chunk of time to something that you want to complete with little to no interruptions.  Suzanne and Greta each write from their hearts and share humor and do not hold back as they share their stories.  Each of these readings give an accurate representation of motherhood and most importantly will leave you feeling encouraged and reminded that this is such an important and rewarding role and that you are the perfect one to be mothering your children.  I was reminded several times that  my children are always watching me as to how I live my life day to day, even while completing mundane tasks such as washing dishes.  This book is such an encouraging read and I highly recommend it. 

About the authors:

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin and Gretta Kennedy first met as roommates at Multnomah University. They are quick to admit they did not like each other when they first met due to opposite personalities. However, they worked out their differences and became best friends who roomed together for all four years of college. Two decades later, during a phone conversation, they realized God was laying on their hearts the desire to write a devotional for moms of young children to encourage and strengthen them in their role as mothers. It was then the idea for Grit & Grace: Devotions for Warrior Moms was born.

Suzanne Hadley Gosselin is a regular writer and editor for Focus on the Family and David C Cook and previously served as an editor for Clubhouse and Clubhouse Jr. Gosselin has written books for Zondervan, Harvest House and Tyndale and is the author of Expectant Parents: Preparing Together for the Journey of Parenthood.

Gosselin lives in Bakersfield, CA with her husband, Kevin, and four children. The family enjoys escaping to the ocean.

Gretta Kennedy is a speaker, mentor and writer with a degree in women’s ministry from Multnomah University and over 20 years of ministry experience. She passionately supports her husband, Jay, and his full-time camp ministry. They are raising their three children on Vancouver Island and report their adventures on the travel blog Traveling Islanders.  

Grit & Grace is her first book.


Fellow Grit &Grace Warrior Moms can connect on Facebook (gritandgracemoms), Twitter (@Gritandgracemom) and Instagram (@gritandgracemoms).

*Thanks to Audra Jennings PR for a complimentary copy of this book*

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