Sunday, December 2, 2018

Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors - Book Review and Giveaway


About Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors

Jami Amerine believes the essence of parenting is less a laundry list of “how-to’s” or “three guarantees to raise perfect, God-fearing children,” and more a step by step trusting of a God who calls us daughters. Maybe you’re the mom, like Amerine, who sent her child to military school or watched a child walk away from the faith you worked so hard to instill. Or, maybe you’ve somehow bought into the parenting lie that it’s your fault when your kids make poor choices, do things you’ve never dreamed of, or choose to live with values far from your own. In Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors, Amerine takes mothers of all ages inside the joyful chaos of motherhood, sharing her adventures and mishaps and encouraging moms to let go of “perfect” parenting and find rest in the perfect Parent.

While Amerine relates to women who feel they’ve messed up as a mom—believing they’ve failed their children, their spouse, and their God—she offers hope and shares what she has discovered:
 • The biggest parenting lie we often believe
 • Why we need to seek the Bible and the wisdom of spiritual giants 
• Why we can’t make our kids love Jesus 
• How to rest in our identity as daughters of a perfect Father
 • Why our belief in Jesus is the thermostat for our home
 • How we need to let Jesus be Jesus for our children 

About Jami Amerine

Jami Amerine is the author of the popular blog Sacred Ground, Sticky Floors, where she posts about Jesus, parenting, marriage, and the general chaos of life. Her first book, Stolen Jesus (Harvest House), released in October 2017. She’s been featured on numerous occasions on foreverymom.com and several other syndicated sites including Scary Mommy and Mamalode. She’s also been featured on Fox News, Today Parenting, and Huffington Post. She is a Christian who tends to get snarky and is anti-Jesus fish bumper stickers because she is a lousy driver.


My Review:

I don't know how else to put it - I kind of have a girl crush on Jami Amerine .  Her wit and humor and outlook on life is just the kind of traits that draw me to a gal pal. Author Jami Amerine has written a book that resonates with me.  

I have a blended family of six kids (ages 16 to 24 now).  Jason and I did a pretty crappy job at the whole parenting thing in the beginning.  It was only through God's grace and mercy that we have a pretty amazing relationship with our children now.  We started attending church and committing to God's work.  By doing that, our kids were able to see that we truly cared about them and about God.  Even so, there's one chapter in the book that particularly resonates with me.  Jami writes about how we can still love and guide our children, even when they themselves are not followers of Christ.  My oldest, Shelby, is in that boat right now.  I don't love her any less.  All I can do is pray for her and leave it in God's hands.  

Amerine does a great job of lifting readers up, reminding them of their worth, and relating to others with her own life stories.  Amerine opens our eyes to treading an imperfect motherhood with a perfect God.  Whether we are "picture perfect" mothers or treading the waters daily, the author reaffirms that we have value and worth.  The stories are relatable and will resonate with most mothers.

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11 comments:

Rebecca Orr said...

I have 3 children! 2 boys and a girl!

aperry said...

I have two children.

Teresa Kunberger said...

I have 4 children and 3 step. Ages 8 months, 2, 6,6,7,8,9

cp said...

2 kiddos

Laura said...

Only one kiddo right now.

Charlene S. said...

I have 2 sons.

slb3334 said...

None but lots of nieces and nephews

Renee said...

Daughters, 12 and 6.

Leela said...

I have eight kids.

Antoinette M said...

I have 4 children.

Edye Nicole said...

I have none of my own.

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