Posted by: Jill Potts Jones | June 14, 2011

Missional moms live with purpose


Helen Lee has written a great book called “The Missional Mom” in which she sets out, in 11 chapters, what a missional mom is and what she does; however, it is very apparent application will be difficult if you are work outside the home mom.  I agree that it is each mother’s mission, whether she is a working mom or stay-at-home mom, to teach her children the importance of serving others who are not as fortunate as they are and giving sacrificially to meet the basic needs of others.

Lee does not approach readers with condemnation or condescension.  Her work is, however, tailored to those with more flexibility in their time and home.  It is very well organized and features examples of real women who are being missional and sharing their passions and gifts with others.

 

Everyone has a mission.  Lee just teaches how to be missional in today’s culture and how to implement a plan for your family.  The first and most important step is to develop a relationship with Jesus.  Without it, you can do nothing.  She doesn’t suggest that you go be missional without first taking the time to become intimate with God.  She urges readers to find the mission God has for them.  Each example of the missional mom in her book is unique, and she wants each mother to find where God wants her and what He wants her to do.

If you are a stay-at-home mom and/or a homeschooling mom, you will find many applications.  If you are a working mom with very little time, you may want to find this book in a library or borrow from a friend if you are interested in reading it.  If mothers read this book, apply the teachings and pass them along to their children, the impact for Christ will be remarkable.

There are many resources available on the website, www.themissionalmom.com where you can download a discussion study guide, become a fan on Facebook or follow on Twitter.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Moody Publishers, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

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