Monday, May 8, 2017

Glory in the Ordinary


For stay-at-home moms, it's easy to view other people's work as more valuable to God, dismissing the significance of seemingly mind-numbing, everyday tasks. In this life-giving book, Courtney Reissig encourages moms with the truth about God's perspective on their work: what the world sees as mundane, he sees as magnificent. Discussing the changing nature of stay-at-home work and the ultimate meaning of our identity as image bearers, Reissig combats common misunderstandings about the significance of at-home work—helping us see how Christ infuses purpose into every facet of the ordinary.

I enjoyed the premise of this book because as a stay-at-home mom I often struggle to find purpose in the mundane tasks of everyday.  The author gave great examples and tied them in nicely.  She did make me see that what I do everyday truly matters.  My only criticism would be that the book seemed in the description to be marketed to stay-at-home moms, but often times the author would talk about work-at-home moms and working moms.  While I have no problem with that, it can often time be hard to discuss a topic that includes all three groups.  If the author intended it to be for stay-at-home moms, I would have just stuck to that group in the book.  If she meant for it to include all moms, I would have marketed as such instead of referencing stay-at-home moms.  Just a little thing I noticed, but can really vary the audience that will pick the book up if they feel like it isn't for them.

          * I received this book from the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review *

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