Monday, December 31, 2012

Book Review: Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic

Fit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of MotherhoodFit to Burst: Abundance, Mayhem, and the Joys of Motherhood by Rachel Jankovic

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Own.

Excellent.

Rachel Jankovic's second book is a treasure.  I greatly enjoyed Loving the Little Years at the beginning of 2012, and it seems fitting to me to end the year with her second book.

I can hear her voice reminding herself of what she believes.  I love that she is able to see the big picture of self-discouraging thoughts which become judgmental thoughts and show them ridiculous. 

The idea of sowing gold dust into lives to be later gathered is beautiful.  Her chapter on eating reminds us that who's at the table is more important than what's on it.  Her chapter on mom's energy (or lack thereof) is convicting. She writes of serving our children rather than ourselves.  Sacrifice reading a book to get a child a cup of water. 

I mentioned that I thought the book was convicting, and a friend said it should be more grace than conviction.  And it is ... a conviction of grace and peace and acting out of what you believe rather than the other way.

Highly recommended.



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