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Out Of The Spin Cycle: Devotions To Lighten Your Mother Load (2010)

by Jen Hatmaker(Favorite Author)
4.4 of 5 Votes: 3
0800734483 (ISBN13: 9780800734480)
Fleming H. Revell Company
review 1: I struggled to finish this book...the personality, humor, and lifestyle of the author just didn't mesh well with my own, and I felt like I couldn't identify with much of this book. It was a bit disappointing, considering all the thoroughly positive reviews I'd read; I just expected to enjoy it more. I got tired of the humor, which was sometimes funny but often crude (in my opinion). On a friendlier note, there were some good things about it, and her honesty about motherhood was refreshing, in a way; I had some "thank goodness I'm not the only one" sentiments while reading her anecdotes of "Horrible Mom Moments" and it's nice to see someone writing plainly about the real stuff of motherhood...not the sugarcoated version of it.
review 2: Out of the Spin Cycle: De
... morevotions to Lighten Your Mother Load. What a delightful book! It contains 40 two-or-three page devotions that are sure to crack a smile and draw your attention to ways to love God through service to your family. Easily digestible nuggets delivered in a most appealing, un-preachy, humourous style.Jen Hatmaker is an amazing writer. She begins each chapter with a dose of hilarity and with great skill turns that humour into a devotion that is really applicable to a young mother's life. Of all the mother devotionals I've ever read, this one is the best. I looked forward to each new chapter. And because of its lack of heaviness, it's easily readable for any busy young mother. I wish I'd had it as a resource when my children were young.A few take-away snippets for me were:"Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children." ~~ William Makepeace Thackeray"Motherhood is like a pitcher with a hole in the bottom: a constant drain on our energy, patience, and tolerance. ... Our only hope... is to ensure our spiritual reserves are not bone-dry." When I was a young mom, the books I read preached the same thing. Their solution was to get up at 5 or 6 in the morning to refill the reservour of spirituality before the babies woke. Not this book's advice. Her spirituality intake advice is very easy to swallow. "Goodness in, goodness out. Take care of the first and the second is covered."This is truly a book for every young Christian mom. A real gem of a book. My copy of Out of the Spin Cycle was provided by Graf-Martin Publications. It's available at your favorite bookseller of Revell books, a division of Baker Publishing Group. less
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This was a great devotional. Sweet and thoughtful.
A great little pick-me-up for mothers!
Loved this book.
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