Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents

Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents

by Courtney Ellis

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Overview

With the honesty of a close friend, the hilarity of a late-night comic, and the humility of a mom up to her eyeballs in diapers and dishes, Courtney Ellis invites us on a journey to draw closer God amid the joyful, mundane, exhausting days of young parenthood. Probing ancient Christian practices for renewal, Almost Holy Mama: Life-Giving Spiritual Practices for Weary Parents chronicles one mom’s quest to discover an answer to her most pressing question: Can God use the crucible of parenthood to grow us in virtue?

From studying Scripture in the shower to listening in prayer at the foot of Laundry Mountain to being forced into the discipline of stillness by a rough pregnancy, Ellis finds that meeting God in sacred disciplines can breathe new life into one of life’s most joyfilled and trying seasons.

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. Running on Empty, Longing for More

2. Car Rides & Contemplation—Finding Jesus on the Freeways

3. Sleepytime & Service—Sacrificial Love at the End of a Long Day

4. Eating & the Examen—Finding God at the Dinner Table

5. Laundry & Listening Prayer—Because Sometimes the Voice of God Sounds a Lot like the Dryer

6. Showering with Scripture—Wash over Me, Lord

7. Fasting from Facebook—Giving Up to Gain

8. Suffering & Stillness—Because Sometimes All You Can Do Is Nothing

9. Getting Ready with Gratitude—Thanksgiving amid Chaos

10. Travel & Pilgrimage—Going Away and Coming Home

11. Ceasing & Celebration—Discovering the Playful God

12. Almost Holy, Fully Loved—Where Do We Go from Here?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781628627909
Publisher: Rose Publishing
Publication date: 07/01/2019
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Micha Boyett, author of Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer

Courtney Ellis is a popular speaker and author of Uncluttered. A graduate of Wheaton College and Princeton Theological Seminary, her bylines include Christianity Today, MOPS International, Fathom Mag, and (in)courage. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Daryl, and their three children.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

1. Running on Empty, Longing for More

2. Car Rides & Contemplation—Finding Jesus on the Freeways

3. Sleepytime & Service—Sacrificial Love at the End of a Long Day

4. Eating & the Examen—Finding God at the Dinner Table

5. Laundry & Listening Prayer—Because Sometimes the Voice of God Sounds a Lot like the Dryer

6. Showering with Scripture—Wash over Me, Lord

7. Fasting from Facebook—Giving Up to Gain

8. Suffering & Stillness—Because Sometimes All You Can Do Is Nothing

9. Getting Ready with Gratitude—Thanksgiving amid Chaos

10. Travel & Pilgrimage—Going Away and Coming Home

11. Ceasing & Celebration—Discovering the Playful God

12. Almost Holy, Fully Loved—Where Do We Go from Here?

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