Thursday, May 07, 2009

Mother's Day--Do you have a gift yet?

Mother's Day is almost here! And I have a couple of books that would make good gifts. The first is called Dear Mom: Everything Your Teenage Daughter Wants You to Know but will Never Tell You

by Melody Carlson

I'm looking forward to reading this book myself. My daughter is ten, soon to be eleven, so I'm going to need this very soon!!! Here are a couple of reviews of Dear Mom.
“What a valuable treasure chest of insights into the mind of a teenage girl! This carefully crafted book is a must-read for any mom who desires to see her relationship with her teenage daughter move past the volley of words that pass between them and move into a new season where they can be joined at the heart. Thank you, Melody, for this superb handbook that gives us a glimpse into the teenage mind and equips us with understanding.”
–Robin Jones Gunn, best-selling author of the Christy Miller series and the Sisterchicks novels

“You think this is a book? It’s really a bridge–no, a cord!–that will connect moms and daughters in a way to get through those turbulent teen years. Read it and reap!”
–Dr. Kevin Leman, best-selling author of Have a New Kid by Friday and Running the Rapids

And here's another great Mother's Day book, Mama's Got a Fake I.D.: How to Reveal the Real You Behind All that Mom by Caryn Dahlstrand Rivadeneira.

This book has had a LOT of great reviews, both from famous people and from ordinary people, which is probably more important! Here are a few of the famous ones.
“Caryn Rivideniera is a real mom. With refreshing honesty, she casts vision and shares a perspective that every mom needs. If you've ever felt like you've lost yourself in the midst of raising a family, this book will help you find yourself again!”
– Jill Savage, mother of five, founder and CEO of Hearts at Home

“Caryn writes with humble and heartfelt authenticity, understanding the mixed emotions of motherhood. She unfolds a new and deep perspective for what it means to understand our real identity in Christ and why this is imperative to our lives as we navigate our passions and the potential to imprint our communities with God’s hand.”
– Dr. Liz Selzer, director of leadership development and events for MOPS International and executive editor of FullFill magazine

“Finally, a book to shatter stereotypes that shackle moms! Caryn honors motherhood while challenging moms not to lose their unique personhood in this overwhelming stage of life. As a woman who has experienced this identity crisis myself, I'm grateful to Caryn for creating an insightful and much-needed book with the potential to empower moms to become all God designed them to be.”
–Dr. Sue Edwards, assistant professor of Christian education at Dallas Theological Seminary

So if either of these tickle your fancy, click the book cover and get a rush order, or head out to the bookstore and buy something mom will enjoy.

1 comment:

Linore said...

Great suggestions, Melanie. I especially like the sound of the first book, as I have three daughters. One is just past her teens, but I have two headin' that way at light-speed. : )