Idols of a Mother's HeartISBN: 9781527102330
Even good things can become idols if we give them central importance in our lives. Having children changes everything, and as mothers, we risk looking for life, purpose and meaning in motherhood. While being a mother brings its unique set of challenges, these years of raising children and helping them grow in the nurture and admonition of the Lord provide an opportunity to grow in our own Christlikeness as well.
Writing from her own personal experience as a mom, Christina Fox encourages mothers to prayerfully and thoughtfully examine their own hearts, and to let God use motherhood as a means of sanctification.
Split into three sections, the first chapter looks at the meaning motherhood; chapters 2-4 are about idolatry; chapters 5-9 focus on a few different idols that mothers might worship (not an exhaustive list, but a common few); and the final chapters are about facing idols, dethroning them, and turning our heart back to the One true God.
Chapter titles include:
1. The Sanctifying Work of Motherhood 2. Made for Worship 3. What is Idolatry? 4. Identifying Idols in Our Lives
5. The Idol of Children 6. The Idol of Achievement and Success 7. The Idol of Comfort 8. The Idol of Control 9. The Idol of Approval
10. Turning from Our Idols 11. Turning to Christ
Christina Fox is a blogger at www.christinafox.com where she chronicles her faith journey. She writes for a number of Christian ministries and publications including Desiring God and The Gospel Coalition. She lives with her husband and two sons.
This book is a great resource for mothers who are eager to fulfill their calling to glorify and enjoy God.
--Dr. Stephen Estock, Coordinator, PCA Discipleship Ministries
… a wealth of wisdom and theological understanding. She exposes the idols we often battle in motherhood-control, comfort, achievement, and approval-and helps diagnose the problem in our own hearts. Most importantly, Christina points to the grace of God by encouraging mothers to turn from idolatry and find life in Christ alone.
--Melissa B. Kruger, Conference speaker, Women's Ministry Coordinator, Uptown Church, Charlotte, North Carolina
Christina Fox's heart is on every page as she longs for moms to have a right view of how God sees them. With the gentle nudge of a friend, Christina encourages women to enter into mothering from the only safe place-rest and fullness in Christ.
--Holly Mackle, Author of Same Here, Sisterfriend: Mostly True Tales of Misadventure in Motherhood and Little Hearts, Prepare Him Room
|Number of Pages:||190|
|Publisher:||Christian Focus Publications|