Books on Motherhood

Books on Motherhood

22 April, 2024

Here's some great Christian books on motherhood - perfect for gifting to Mum this Mother's Day.

[The End of Me - Finding Resurrection Life in the Daily Sacrifices of Motherhood - $22.99](

There are many books on motherhood but not many that talk about how hard it is physically, mentally and spiritually and what to do when you reach your limits.

When Liz Wann became a mother, she was unprepared for how hard it would be. In this book, she writes honestly about these deeply challenging aspects of motherhood and how God works through them to make us more like his Son. Coming to the end of who I was, and what motherhood was stripping me of, was a good thing that drove me to Christ and to the power that he supplies in every failure and weakness of motherhood.

This short, easy-to-read book encourages mothers to depend on Christ when they reach their limits. They will find that God will supply what they need to cope with the daily sacrifices and challenges of motherhood, and that he will use these struggles to make them more like Christ.

[New Baby Survival Guide: Bite-sized Bible reading for new mothers - $18.99](

A new baby is a wonderful gift from the Lord, bringing great joybut also sleepless nights, constant laundry and, sometimes, total exhaustion. It can be hard to read your Bible and pray. So here's a survival guide, which is do-able and God-centred. There's probably no time, brainpower or energy for your usual "solids" from God's word but: "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation" (1 Peter 2:2)

These bite-sized Bible readings from the book of Psalms are designed for you to dip into and be refreshed by the Lord. Also includes real-life stories, practical help and an A-Z of mothering.

[He Gives More Grace - 30 Reflections for the Ups and Downs of Motherhood Through the Years - $22.99](

Motherhood is one of lifes most joyful yet most difficult gifts. We are eager to get it "right", yet parenting usually highlights our weaknesses and leaves us worried about our mistakes.

These hope-filled, positive devotions recognise the realities and pressures, joys and disappointments of motherhood and will give you a precious reminder of grace from Gods word to hold onto each day. They will help you to trust that Gods grace is enough for you and your kids. As the authors say in the introduction, Our children do not need a perfect mother. What they do need is a mother who recognises her need for a perfect Saviour and understands that this is the greatest need of her children as well.

As you focus on the work of Jesus rather than your own efforts, you will feel less pressure and more freedom and joy in all the ups and downs of motherhood.

Written by a mother-daughter combination (one with four kids aged 10-16, one with three grown kids and ten grandchildren) who are both grateful recipients of God's grace and faithfulness in the many seasons, situations and realities of motherhood.


Take up the Table Moments challenge

Take up the Table Moments challenge

8 April, 2024

The Table has always been a great ministry opportunity. Read the Gospel of Luke especially and you will see that Jesus met, healed and transformed many lives around the table.

Around a table, we have unhurried time.

Around a table, we get to know people deeper

Around a table, we make new friends.

Around a table, we reveal the presence of Christ.


600 Table Moments hosted by LifeWay members.

600 moments to live his love, share his hope and grow in his grace together.

That is 2-3 invitations for every member.

This is not about doing anything extra from what you do already! It’s simply being intentional in those Table Moments.

- Think about those neighbours or work colleagues that you could get to know better.

- Invite them for a meal.

- Share stories as you do over a meal – how do you meet, what brought you to this suburb.

- Pray – maybe just ask the Lord’s blessing over your meal with a table grace…or before they leave just ask if there is anything you can pray for them, or simply offer this prayer. Dear Jesus, thank you for bringing ______here today. Thank you for the opportunity to get to know them. Watch over and bless them in the coming week. Amen. It is that simple.

- Take a photo (if it is appropriate) or simply fill in a Table Moment card at each centre as we build a wall of Table moments to pray over and ask God to use for his purposes.

May God bless the Table Moments you share in 2024!