Wednesday, March 18, 2015

How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? - Book Review

About the book:

You've probably said these things to your kids, but have you listened to what you're saying?

"I remember the day you were born."

"Turn down the music!"

"This is going to hurt me more than it's going to hurt you."

"Hold my hand."

Your heavenly Father wants to tell you many of these same things. Rachael Carman knows how noisy it can be when you're raising children---she has seven! But this lovely devotional book will help you to hear God's still, small voice amid the chaos of carpools, cut fingers, and carpet crawlers. You'll learn how to recognize God's instructions for you, even as you seek to follow His example as a parent.

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About the author:

Rachael Carman is an author and speaker for Apologia Educational Ministries. The wife of Davis and the mother of seven children, Rachael challenges parents to live by reckless, obedient faith. As a direct reflection of her heart's desire to encourage, inspire, and celebrate motherhood, Rachael also leads Real Refreshment Retreats, weekend events that energize and invigorate homeschooling mothers with meaningful worship and speakers plus practical encouragement for the homeschool journey.
My Review:
I'm not a perfect parent by any means, but I'm a mother to six children and think I've done a fairly good job at raising them thus far.  But, like most mothers, I've said my fair share of repetitive commentary.  I've often asked my kids if they're ready yet, I've shouted at them to be quiet, and I've hollered at them to turn the music down. 
While reading How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? I related on so many levels.  The same things I've voiced to my children are the same things God voices to me.  After all, I am His child.  This book really made me to stop and think about the things that God is asking of me and requesting of me.  The author, Rachael Carman, does a magnificent job of correlating what I want of my children and what God wants of me.  She incorporates her own stories and anecdotes and weaves them with thoughts to ponder.  How Many Times Do I Have to Tell You? is broken down into several small chapters and helps the reader to realize what messages God is trying to tell us.
I received book for review from Litfuse Publicity.  The opinions within this post are of my own and I was not influenced in any way.  Please do your own research before purchasing products or using services.  Your opinions and results may differ.