Wow. That’s all I have. Review over. Kidding but I have been trying to write this post for weeks but I can’t seem to articulate how much I loved, how much I learned, how many tears I cried and how many times I put the book down because it made me take a look at my life and that hurts, in the best way possible.
Shontell Brewer used her unique, unapologetic, funny, lighthearted and fierce way with words to bring truth to mommas and then she backs it with scripture. How can I ignore that?
When I think about being a missionary I see myself in a place far from home in a culture unlike mine. Missionary Mom showed me a new mission field that I wasn’t aware I was already in. I don’t need to leave me home or seek a new culture, I need to look at the people in my house. I have 2 kids and I am their mom, their first teacher and the voice they know best. God gave me THESE kids to raise until He takes them back, they are on loan to me. It is my job to make sure that in the time I have them here with me, on Earth, they know where they come from and where they will return and who they truly belong to.
While I was reading Missionary Mom I bounced from feeling like I was rocking this work of the Lord and crying because I can’t look myself in the face. Shontell brought the truth and it hurt but I needed it. I need to be intentional with my parenting, the end. I need to understand the importance of being a mom, period. I need to know my purpose in the story the Lord is writing for my kids.
I gave Missionary Mom 5 stars on Goodreads.
I was fortunate enough to be on the launch team for Missionary Mom and watch Shontell give her words to the world. Thank you Shontell!
I was given a pre-released galley via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and I was not required to leave a positive review.