—Michele Borba, author, 12 Simple Secrets Real MomsKnow
"The seriousness with which Miller-McLemore takes up theexhausting topic of postmodern parenting is not only refreshing; itilluminates as much as it surprises. In the burgeoning arena ofChristian practice writing, In the Midst of Chaos stands atthe very top of the list."
—Serene Jones, Titus Street Professor of Theology, YaleUniversity Divinity School
"What does it mean to ‘sanctify the ordinary,’ to‘redeem the waking, walking, buzzing routine itself’?With wonderful honesty and a wisdom born of informed theologicalreflection, sound cultural critique, and the lived experience ofparenting three boys, Bonnie J. Miller-Mclemore helps us to ponderand to clarify the deep questions that stir in those of us whoraise families, hold down jobs, and want our faith to meansomething in the real world."
—Wendy M. Wright, professor of theology, CreightonUniversity; author, Seasons of a Family’s Life
"The flip of chaos and flop of quiescence are rejected in favorof finding God’s presence in the living complexity ofevery day. This deeply pondered and theologically literate bookwill not let you go without a blessing because the print will notstay on the pages. It is as good and true as it isbeautiful."
—Jerome W. Berryman, executive director, Center for theTheology of Childhood
"This is an absorbing book that moves seamlessly between animaginative reading of Christian texts and compassionate insightsfrom personal experience. It transforms the chaos of parenting intoan arena for spiritual practice in which parents discover the'clearest truths about our deepest values.'"
—Herbert Anderson, visiting professor of pastoral theology,Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary, Berkeley