The provider of my giveaway a few weeks back was kind enough to provide me with another book to review as compensation since I already owned a copy of "A Continual Feast". I was more than happy to jump at the chance to get my hands on a copy of Lisa Hendey's "A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms: 52 Companions For Your Heart, Mind, Body and Soul."
To say the least I'm very glad this book has made it into my home and I think I will be referring to it many times in the future.
Mrs. Hendey gives the reader 52 various saints, and ties their stories and struggles into lessons for mothers, complete with thoughtful questions, quotes, Bible passages for corresponding days of the week and prayers. The layout of the book works nicely as a weekly or daily study, or as the type of material to have on hand and flip around to when you need a little comfort or inspiration.
I'm taking this book a few weeks at time, letting it all soak in as I read, but I haven't been disappointed yet. One of my favorite parts of her collection is the use of male saints as well as female saints to teach her lessons - whether male or female these Saints have something to teach a mother about patience, wisdom, humility and so much more.
I fully recommend adding " A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms" to your library.
*While I was given a free copy of this book for my own use from Catholicfamilygifts.com the opinions expressed about the materials are my own*