2017's Word of the Year

2017 word of the year- Enjoy- I will strive to relax and enjoy life more in 2017. My goal is not to get stressed about little details but to enjoy the things that God has given me, big and small.

Friday, March 10

Book Review: The High Calling of Motherhood





The High Calling of Motherhood by Chimene Shipley Dupler

I was sent a pre-publication copy of The High Calling of Motherhood and asked to review it for a blog tour. I have never done this before so I feel a little bit of pressure about posting a fair review. :)

I have to admit that I don't really care to read nonfiction and I feel that I am already on overload as far as reading nonfiction this year, but I did find this a good read. The titles of the chapters are:

  • The Gift of Motherhood
  • The World of Social Media: Insecurity and Comparison
  • Motherhood Abandoned in Our Culture Today
  • Motherhood From a Biblical Worldview
  • Royalty: Understanding Who We Are in Christ
  • Eternal Perspective
  • Intentional Parenting
  • Game Plan for Motherhood
  • Esther Moment:For Such A Time As This
  • Praying For Our Children
  • Reaching Our Child's Heart
  • Freedom From Fear
  • Sovreignty of God
  • Raising Up World Changers
Let me just say that the chapter on social media is a much needed read for most young women. The author made a point that it's easy to compare ourselves with others and come up short because we only see a snapshot of the first persons day and it's probably been highly edited. For instance we don't post about our personal failures or how many times we lost our temper this week or the fact that we ate a box of cookies and feel fat and defeated. So it's very easy to feel like we are failures when we compare ourselves with our friends. This has always been so, but I do feel like it's much worse with social media. My personal thought here; for many of us who are home most of the time social media is our lifeline to others, so although I think we need to be careful about everything we believe about our friends we also need to embrace the technology and keep in touch with each other. This chapter alone is worth the price of the book.


I also really like the chapter about raising up world changers. I think it's easy to forget that each child is going to go out into the world and we need to encourage them to make a difference in whatever way they can. I wish I had read this book about 34 years ago, but since I am still raising children I am still raising world changers.
The author has a ministry called Passion4Moms. I had never heard of it before but it looks like it could be good. I hope she is able to reach out to moms across the country and encourage them, help them believe that they can make a difference and to reach out to other moms who need friends and encouragement. It reminds me of the purpose of MOPS but this isn't limited to the age of your child.
They are having a conference in May at Vienna, Virginia. The speakers look good, but sadly it's a bit farther than I commute. But if you live on the east coast and are interested the details are on the website.
The book is going to be released on May 1st but you can pre-order the book at Amazon, Barnes and Noble or from Ambassador Books. If you order from Ambassador Books use the code "HighCalling" for a 10% pre-order discount.

There is also going to be a drawing for one of the bloggers and one of their readers. You can enter the drawing here.


If you need a gift for a young mom, this may be just what she needs in her life.

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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of this book to review. I received no other compensation.

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