Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood
By Becky Thompson
Do you want to know the most embarrassing truth about me as a mom of four children?
I haven’t fully embraced the beautiful season of early motherhood until just a few months ago. [Insert “hands over face” monkey emoji]
I’ve been a mother for over nine years. NINE! And it is both humiliating and devastating to admit that just recently I began to embrace my honored role as a mom. Yet, it is also very humbling and reflective of my desperate need for grace and gratitude in my life.
This “aha” moment came around the same time I was gifted with the opportunity to be a part of Becky Thompson’s launch team for her latest release, Truth Unchanging: Hearing God Daily in the Midst of Motherhood. I’ve read Becky’s two other books, Hope Unfolding and Love Unending so I was confident her newest devotional would hit the mark. What I didn’t expect, however, was that it would be her best work ever! IMHO, of course 🙂
From the introduction of Truth Unchanging I was hooked. I found myself nodding along, as if she were speaking directly to me. Throughout the 75 (quick and easy-reading) devotionals, I felt “me too” moments along with bursts of encouragement that were almost as if she were leaning across the table at a coffee shop to extend me a sisterly hug. Likewise, I experienced hope, love, vulnerability, and much reflection as well as the feeling that I am not alone in my struggle(s) or that I am the only mom who is walking through ______.
Becky does a fantastic job of being real, open and honest. She is the true definition of what it means to be authentic. She writes with a voice that is relatable and very conversational – like two sisters-in-Christ catching up on the phone while folding laundry or waiting in line during school pick-up. Additionally, each devotional includes a God-perspective that is very similar to the God-speak in Jesus Calling…I absolutely loved reading those life-giving words of Truth in each devotional! It was proof that the Holy Spirit was speaking through Becky as she physically wrote this book. Lastly, each devotional closes with a prayer that allows the message of each devotional to sink into your soul and marinate your spirit.
I would recommend this book to any mother who is currently in the thick of early motherhood with littles or who has elementary-aged children as well as to any mother who is expecting her first child. While moms of all ages can relate to the book’s themes or can benefit from reading this book, I’d say that the target audience is geared more towards the mom with children in elementary school or younger.
If you want the ultimate mama pick-me-up that fist-bumps a big, “AMEN SISTER!” then do yourself a favor and check out Becky’s Thompson’s Truth Unchanging. Pre-order it now on Amazon (https://www.amazon.com/Truth-Unchanging-Hearing-Daily-Motherhood/dp/0525652299/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=truth+unchanging&qid=1554847731&s=gateway&sr=8-1) so it can deliver directly to your door when it releases next Tuesday on April 16th. It is the type of devotional that I know I will be gifting to many of my mommy friends and to those with upcoming baby showers so don’t miss out!
*I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review