Review: Out of the Spin Cycle

40 Devotionals awaiting to lighten your load as a mother.   

Jen Hatmaker writes with humour and real-life stories to bring truth to bear, and a heart bent to hold a struggling momma close.

This book is a hand up to mommas, teaching what is most important.   Knowing the hearts of our children and turning those hearts toward God.

More important than laundry.
More important than getting it all right.
More important than healthy children (as in no medical issues)
More important than doing everything for them.

Teaching them to see God's heart in the life of their mother.

And teaching momma that she doesn't have to do it all or know it all, all she really has to know is... the heart of the God who made her. 

Some of  the devotions have a bible passage at the start, others have the passage mixed within the devotional.  The passages seemed like they fit as opposed to be taken out of context (pet peeve of mine).   Each devotion has a least one question to help the reader think through the thought presented AND a step of action.

One step out of the spin cycle call to action was this "Think of a concrete way to teach the character of Jesus today. Find a way to demonstrate his love, his presence, his joy or his protection". 

Recommend it?   Yes. I didn't see anything that caused me to raise my eyebrows or set my spirit a questing after truth.   If you need some encouragement and truth spoken into your life, this book may be just what you are looking for.

Title: Out of the Spin Cycle - Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
 Author: Jen Hatmaker

Pages: 175
Type: Christian Devotional
Style: paperback 

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  1. Sounds like a good book! I like Jen Hatmaker's sense of humor. :-)

    1. she's new to me Kym. Good book overall.

  2. Thanks for sharing this sounds interesting! Is this one of her older books or something she wrote recently? I hadn't heard of it before.

    1. Sabrina, I have to admit, this is the first book by Ms. Hatmaker that I have read, so I don't know if it's an old, a new or a remake. :)

  3. Sounds like a wonderful book!

  4. This sounds like an interesting read. I'll definitely have t check it out! Thanks for sharing!

    1. I'm guessing you'd like it. :)


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