Grace for the Race: Meditations for Busy Moms [NOOK Book]

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Dena Dyer writes with honesty and vulnerability about the ways God has revealed Himself within the struggles of motherhood. She invites us to experience with her the sustaining grace of God—with humor, strength, and patience. Like many moms, Dyer recognizes that busy moms race through the days, juggling many responsibilities and challenges. Her short meditations inspire, encourage, and redirect the attention of the heart to the things that ...
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Overview

Dena Dyer writes with honesty and vulnerability about the ways God has revealed Himself within the struggles of motherhood. She invites us to experience with her the sustaining grace of God—with humor, strength, and patience. Like many moms, Dyer recognizes that busy moms race through the days, juggling many responsibilities and challenges. Her short meditations inspire, encourage, and redirect the attention of the heart to the things that really matter.

Grace for the Race is divided into nine sections. Each piece begins with a thought-provoking and/or humorous quote and ends with “Notes from the Coach,” encouraging scriptures related to the meditation. These brief reflections invite us to see our own childhood through the lens of God’s grace and to accept weaknesses as gifts from God designed to make us more compassionate. Dyer gently leads us through the challenges of parenting—including perfectionism, competitiveness, unrealistic expectations, and the need for a network of support.

Paul tells us in 1 Corinthians 9 that we must run the race as if our life depended on it. These devotionals are meant to help you recognize your place in the race (and God’s offer of peace in the midst of storms).
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Editorial Reviews

Cheri Fuller
“Dena Dyer writes this encouraging devotional with vulnerability and wisdom, which will refresh the hearts of busy moms in whatever season of life they find themselves.”
Ellie Kay
“As a mother of seven, I appreciate a book that allows me to escape the hectic pace of motherhood and take an oasis break for a moment or two. Dena Dyer has created a delightful haven with words for busy moms. I highly recommend this wonderful book. In one gentle stroke, it will lighten your load, rejuvenate your sense of fun, and refresh your spirit.”
Ruthie Arnold
“Dena Dyer is a young mother who ‘tells it like it is’—often harried, often hilarious, and often awesome. Her ‘Notes from the Coach’ after each devotional provide a grand finale for the daily message. The scriptures she cites are right on and speak from the printed page with just the message needed for the day.”
Allison Gappa Bottke
“Grace for the Race is timeless. Dena Dyer’s witty observations are down-to-earth, and the book’s easy-to-read format and from-the-heart meditations make it a perfect gift for a busy mom.”
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940014917155
  • Publisher: Patheos Press
  • Publication date: 8/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 738,865
  • File size: 335 KB

Meet the Author

Dena Dyer is constantly losing her keys and cell phone, but is holding onto sanity (barely!). She's blessed to have God and her mom on speed dial, which helps a lot.

Dena's favorite "jobs" are being a wife to her talented husband, Carey, and mom to their two hilarious boys, Jordan and Jackson. Her other roles include participating in the music ministry at her church, serving as a Welcome Editor for The High Calling, and speaking to women's groups.

Dena has written for publication since the age of twelve and has credits in hundreds of magazines such as Redbook, Parenting, Ladies' Home Journal, Today’s Christian Woman, Writer’s Digest, and Focus on the Family. She's also written or co-written six books in the Christian market and contributed to many anthologies and compilations. Her latest project is Wounded Women of the Bible (co-written with Tina Samples), which Kregel Publishing will release in 2013.

When she has free time, Dena enjoys reading, watching movies, cooking, decorating, and traveling. For more information, visit her site/blog, Mother Inferior.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 25, 2005

    For Moms on the Go

    As a devotional writer and mom, I read a lot of books marketed towards those two groups. This book combined the two in a delightful way. Grace for the Race compiles meditations for busy moms written by Dena Dyer. The writing is both humorous and heartwarming. Ms. Dyer makes herself vulnerable and displays a humility I find endearing. My favorite chapter tells ¿What Real Love Looks Like.¿ I¿d recommend this book for busy moms. Each chapter stands on its own, so the book can be read on the run. And how nice to find a fellow chocoholic mom writer!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2005

    Warm Chuckles and Helpful Ah-has

    As a mom of five, it's so great to find an author who understands my sprint. Dena Dyer has put together a dynamite book of motherly meditations. Moms, grab your latte (though we all know most busy mothers have to settle for a quick half-cup of luke warm instant coffee-like-product) and pick up GRACE FOR THE RACE. You'll find warm chuckles and some helpful 'ah-ha' moments as you head for the finish. Great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2005

    Great gift for moms of all ages........

    Grace For The Race- what a great book for busy moms. I read this book during my breaks and lunches at work. The book is broken down into small chapters which allowed me to read a little at the time. I really loved all the family stories. Many times while reading, I felt like she was talking about our household. The same type things happen in our house. For instance, she told about trying to keep her child asleep while getting him out of car seat and into his bed. (So amusing) After finishing this book I felt relieved. I¿m not the only mom who feels stressed out. You can gain a better understanding of your place in this busy world as a mom by reading references to scripture at the end of every chapter. This is a great book to give a new mom. It¿s definitely on my shopping list.

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