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I was given the opportunity to review the Kindle book, The Passionate Mom: Dare to Parent in Today's World, by Susan Merrill.
Susan Merrill is the director of iMOM and mother of 5 children. In this book, she looks at the story of Nehemiah, in the Bible, and uses his passionate approach to rebuilding Jerusalem, as a guidebook for being a Passionate Mom, building our children's lives as they grow. She looks at the steps he took in building the walls of Jerusalem and relates them to the steps we should take in raising our children in a way that protects them as they grow, while preparing them for today's world.
I thoroughly enjoyed this very different way of digging into Nehemiah's life, and found most of her advice to be spot-on. She has a wonderfully down-to-earth writing style and transparently shares her struggles as a mom, as well as her triumphs.
As is typically the case when I read parenting books, there were a few things that I disagreed with, and things that I know don't work with my kids (ever since the twins were babies, I've joked that they forgot to read the parenting books, and don't respond to things the way books say children will), but all-in-all, this book made me think and helped me to be a better mom!
Disclaimer: I received the above mentioned ebook free, in exchange for my honest review. I was not required to write a positive review and no other compensation was received. All opinions are my own.