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Monday, March 7, 2011

The Christian Mama’s Guide To Having A Baby: Book Review and Give-Away!

Today, on Hear It On Sunday, Use It On Monday I’ve decided to give away (and review) a newly released book.  The Christian Mama’s Guide To Having A Baby, by Erin MacPherson.

What book would you give an expectant mother?  Many of us have found books like What to Expect When You’re Expecting useful, but have you ever looked for other alternatives -- like a practical, witty guide for expectant mothers, from a Christian perspective?

The Christian Mama’s Guide may be exactly what you’re looking for.

What’s so special about this book?

Well, to start, MacPherson's writing is tender, blunt, and hilarious.  She obviously reads the minds of expectant mothers!  The Christian Mama's Guide is full of practical advice, humor, and spiritual insight.  MacPherson squarely tackles the questions that everyone is afraid to ask --especially Christians -- ranging from sex, intimacy, exercise, and alcohol. 

The Christian Mama's Guide is decisive yet not dogmatic.  MacPherson provides a much-needed voice for today's expectant mother who longs to follow God in a fast-paced and complex world -- a mother who is savvy, excited, and often scared to death!  She comforts expectant mothers with the voice of a "big sister" that has gone before them. 

I wish this book existed 10 years ago when I was expecting my first born.  While there is no lack of information for expectant mothers, there is clearly a lack of spiritual mentoring -- MacPherson takes an important step to bridge the mentoring gap for new mothers.

So, don’t you want a copy of this book -- for a friend, a co-worker, or even for yourself? 
Just post a comment before Friday at 5:00 EST.  I’ll be drawing two winners for a give-away!


Erin MacPherson said...

Thank you so much Susan for the review.... I'm so grateful!

cdr2009 said...

Thanks for reviewing this and offering a giveaway. As a Christian woman who is hoping to get pregnant this year, I would love to have a copy of this book!

cullmanpromenade said...

I'm looking forward to having children and will absolutely be purchasing this book (if I don't win it first!)

Amy Sullivan said...

So many people I know are pregnant! Sigh. That means coming up with cute gifts for everyone. Sigh. This book would be a great gift. Cheering!

Laura said...

Oh, my goodness. My baby expecting days are over, but this sounds like a good resource. Our women's circle puts together gift baskets for all our young expectant moms. Maybe this would make a nice addition? Thanks for the opportunity , susan.

Heidiopia said...

How wonderful! Wish this had been around years ago... I have a special young lady that was my go-to babysitter for years who's now expecting. I would love to give her this! Thanks, Susan for hosting!

Graceful said...

Oh wow, what a great idea. I could surely think of someone to give this book to, as my own baby-making days are clearly over!

Thanks for linking up today, Susan -- have a good week (and I hope you celebrated your daughter's bday well...I think I read a tweet about that!)

Charming's Mama said...

Yes I would love to have a copy of this book, since my niece is expecting her first child come August. Thanks.

Oh and by the way I finally finished your book and found it insightful and well written. Thanks again.

Pastor Carole said...

Sounds like something wonderful to give to my daughter, starting her family this fall--if all goes according to plan! Sounds like you've written whats in my heart to say to her - Colorado Carole

Richard Mabry said...

Thanks for posting a review of a book that is sorely needed in today's world. Kay and I are now well into the grand-parenting phase of our lives, and our children's families are complete. So if I win a copy I'll donate it to our church library, so young women and their husbands can benefit from the knowledge that came to us the hard way.

Tana Adams said...

I super-duper heart Erin! But don't enter me because I just won a copy! (I'm lucky that way ;) I just wanted to stop by and support the both of you. =)

garmin nuvi 255wt said...

Thanks for this review. I understand it well