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The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children

The Ministry of Motherhood Following Christ s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children Because Motherhood Isn t Just a Job It s a Calling A mother s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time preparing meals washing clothes straightening and cleaning the hous

  • Title: The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children
  • Author: Sally Clarkson
  • ISBN: 9781578565825
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • Because Motherhood Isn t Just a Job It s a Calling.A mother s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children These jobs all are necessary and crucially important But in the dailyness of providing for a child s physical, emotional, and social needs, vitaBecause Motherhood Isn t Just a Job It s a Calling.A mother s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children These jobs all are necessary and crucially important But in the dailyness of providing for a child s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked.This doesn t have to be the case You can focus your energy on what matters most Learn how you can Make Life s Mundane and Nitty Gritty Moments Work for You and Not Against You Discover Ways to Make Character Building a Natural Part of Live Teach Your Child in the Same Way Jesus Taught the Disciples Pass on Crucial Gifts that Will Serve Your Family for a Lifetime.Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood.

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    1. If you're looking for a step-by-step approach to parenting, this isn't the book you are looking for. Sally Clarkson's "The Ministry of Motherhood" is a book of encouragement for mother's designed to show them ways to reach their children's hearts. There are plenty of Christian books out there giving us specifics on how to dole out the discipline and keep our kids in line, but far too often, imo, these books focus mainly on outward behavior, and pay only lip service to the core of the matter, nam [...]

    2. "The Ministry of Motherhood", by Sally Clarkson, is a gift. A pure gift. I'm so grateful for this book.Now here, full disclosure, before I go on with the gushing, let me tell you what I didn't like about this book. Each section starts with an imaginative retelling of part of the gospels, and I disliked that part. But I think it's primarily a stylistic preference. I only mention it in case someone else like me picks this up and also dislikes that feature. Don't worry about it. Skip it if you like [...]

    3. What a wonderful and encouraging book. I loved the examples of how Sally Clarkson handled situations in her family. The scriptures and prayers in each chapter were so perfectb 7/24/17

    4. Clarkson writes about motherhood as a season of life where the mother intentionally plans out how to train and disciple her children. She writes about giving children a foundation of a biblical world-view, proper understanding of the real Christ, showing them what real faith looks like and giving them a pattern to follow. She describes her personal experience raising four children in the Lord outlining the acronym GIFT, in the book as: Gift of Grace, Gift of Inspiration, Gift of Faith, Gift of T [...]

    5. This book was thoroughly encouraging to me in regards to motherhood. There are so many factors to parenting and I believe Sally has given me a lot to consider. My children are young but its never to soon to began training them in the ways of ministry. Thank you for challenging me to be a more hands on parente lets face it its exactly what the Lord has designed me to be. God Bless You!

    6. I read this via an online book club and found it wasn't what I was looking for. This book is geared toward mothers of young children and not for mothers of teens and adult children. I abandoned the book at the midway point as it did not meet my needs in this stage of my life. This would be beneficial to mothers of young children who are interested in homeschooling.

    7. Good book with reminders and tips of how to encourage the gifts of: grace, inspiration, faith, training, and service in our children. As another reviewer stated "the narrative licence of the scriptural retellings" at the beginning of each section bothered me.

    8. This book will change the way you look at being a mother, because motherhood is not only a calling, but it is your ministry during this season of life. Sarah Clarkson uses personal experiences, her own family's triumphs and struggles, to paint a picture of the importance of raising faithful children and our task as their leader through five gifts; she calls readers to give the gifts of grace, inspiration, faith, training and service. The book uses scripture with practical application, written in [...]

    9. Excellent book! I have now added all her books to my To-Read list. She so deeply encourages moms to love their children well, which sits so well with my soul. But she also uses Jesus's life to show that's how He operated, which is even more important. It's like a hidden piece of advice that you rarely hear in Christian parenting books: give them grace, adore them deeply, speak purpose over their future, set the example in faith. This book is so good. I highly recommend to any mama!

    10. This book was really good. It gave practical advice and lots of good information on raising kids in a godly home. It broke down several ways to do that and actually made it seem doable. Ha! She’s such a gifted writer and makes it easy to understand and implement. Thankful for this author and her words on motherhood.

    11. This is a very encouraging read, woven with scripture. I read a chapter a day (most days) as a sort of devotional. Sally is a mentor mom, full of such wisdom from above! I only docked it a star because the retelling of Bible stories got old to me. she was making a point with them, but I felt they were a bit much.

    12. "Jesus wasn't asking his disciples to go into all the world and set up church buildings or youth groups or Wednesday night church suppers but to make disciples - to cultivate spiritual relationships with people, to draw them to Christ and then to train them to reach out to other people who also would be trained and able to make other disciples"

    13. What a great book for exhausted moms! I love how Sally Clarkson used so much scripture to illustrate her points and didn't just give "her word for it." I emotionally and spiritually connected to the chapters discussed in this book.

    14. In The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children, Sally Clarkson looks at Jesus’ pattern of teaching and training of the disciples and makes application to the discipling of our children through the ministry of motherhood.Sally divides the main portion of her book into five parts–five “gifts”–each comprised of four chapters and then a study and discussion section at the end of each part.Part One: The Gift of Grace1. Out of a Boat–a Mo [...]

    15. I really enjoyed reading this book, and was encouraged as well as challenged through it. While I didn't necessarily agree with everything in this book, not necessarily in the parenting realm but more in thinking about some of the spiritual truths as I understand them, I still think it will prove useful in my own life. I think it's a great place to start, for those moms who need a starting place (or a starting over kind of place), to create an idea of how they want to go about their motherhood st [...]

    16. Sally Clarkson recently joined my shelf of visionaries. In the past I think I misunderstood her platform and thought she was in the motherhood-is-woman’s-only-calling camp so I didn’t really connect with her. However, what I have found after several months of reading Sally’s books and listening to her podcasts is more of a vision for wholehearted living–of being all in as a mother even if you also do other things (she started and ran a business, wrote books, and homeschooled, for example [...]

    17. Full of great advice, life examples and modeled behaviors, verses, example prayers and workbook style application summaries at the end of each section. The application workbook questions are vital. I finished reading the book before finishing all the workbook area because I found them challenging, requiring self-examination and thoughtful meditation. That's a good thing, just also time-consuming and at night, in bed, when I have time to read, I don't always want a pen and paper in my hands. Work [...]

    18. Sally Clarkson is so inspirational. The Ministry of Motherhood is the first book of her's I have read but it is not the first I have heard of her. I follow her on Facebook, Twitter and on her blog I Take Joy. So when I had the opportunity to read this book I jumped on it. I had been wanting too but hadn't had a chance.In The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ’s Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children Sally (I feel like we could be on a first name basis) walks us through a life of [...]

    19. There were many great lessons for parents to learn throughout this book. I appreciate books that remind me of the big picture and to not get caught up in the little, mundane tasks that so often dominate our time as mothers. This book gave you lots of good "perspective" shots and the "why" of why we mother.However, I did wish I had had an opportunity to discuss this is a small group setting. Because philosophy is important to remember the "why", I still need to come back to the details and know t [...]

    20. This book was very encouraging. In the last chapter, the author wrote, "In the end, the measure of my success as a mother will not be how well I have taught my kids or cared for them but whether I have been faithful in helping them respond to God's call on their lives. Jesus isn't limited by the personalities of our children or by our own personalities or by our education or life skills or lack of the same. He is only limited by our trying to do his will our way, in our flesh. If we trust him, [...]

    21. A good book, but I have reservations. I am a LCMS mother, and see my highest calling in this life as one of bearing and raising children for the glory of God. I do not believe that I need another "ministry", or need to be constantly at an organized church event to be a good mother, or even a disciple of Christ. While this book (especially the last chapter) explored the idea of vocation, Clarkson constantly frames motherhood in terms of a "ministry", thereby implying that if you do NOT have time [...]

    22. This book is fabulous! I *loved* it. It gives great examples of how to direct your kids to live a Christ-centered life. I love her examples and her GIFTS (Grace, Inspiration, Faith, Training, Service)outline. She even gives homework at the end of the chapter -- points to ponder and questions to ask yourself. It inspired me to do things a little differently with my children to make sure they feel God's love and grow their testimony of our Saviour.Upon completing the book, I felt motivated to do l [...]

    23. This is a thoughtful and inspirational book for mother's looking to learn more about how to lovingly communicate with their children, fostering maturity and encouraging a relationship with Christ. Like other reviewers, "the narrative license of the scriptural retellings" bothered me. Things similar to "It was a hot day and the wind was blowing in Peter's hair as he walked on the dusty road." I imagine some find this helpful, but I found myself noting the Scripture reference and then skipping (so [...]

    24. I enjoyed this book about motherhood. It didn't fill me with mommy guilt but it did give me some high goals to seek for in mothering my own children. Clarkson talks about how the word GIFTS can be a guide for mothers to teach their children about grace, inspiration, faith, training and service. I did not particularly love the parts where she told Bible stories in her own words because they seemed a little embellished but I felt like the questions to ponder at the end of each section were fantast [...]

    25. I read this book as part of a women's Bible study group. There were times when it was hard for me to read due to Clarkson's writing style, of which I am not really a fan. I did not particularly enjoy her retelling of various parts of Jesus' life and ministry. I understand why she did it but that doesn't make the writing any better. However, I did feel that she made some good points as far as how to apply Jesus' ministry to motherhood. I think this book really helped me see how motherhood is a mi [...]

    26. This was not quite what I expected. It was a bit too spiritual for my taste and not at all practical, in my opinion, which is something I look for in parenting materials-practical application. I didn't give this book a mere one star for the reason that the author has good points and good intentions, but the book itself isn't written particularly well and the way she presents her points truly annoyed me- she presented her family in such an idealistic way, it seemed almost fake. It's hard to imagi [...]

    27. This book took me much to long to get through, but not because it was boring or anything. It offers up so much good stuff to "chew" on; life got in the way; etc. I picked it up again this fall & I plan to revisit a few chapters again after the holidays are over. I recommend this book for any mom who desires to teach Biblical principles their children. Even though I grew up in a Christian home, I'm surprised at how much does not come naturally in regards to passing on Biblical values & pr [...]

    28. Sally Clarkson has blessed me through every one of her books and The Ministry of Motherhood was no exception. I love how Sally encourages moms to see that everything they do in motherhood (even the endless mundane chores) are important and can be used to teach our children wonderful characteristics such as a servant like heart. I read this book at a time when I had just had my fourth child and I was just plain weary. I was having a hard time seeing past the sink full of dirty dishes and the pile [...]

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