Item description for What's in the Bible for Mothers: Life's Questions, God's Answers (What's in the Bible for...) by Judy Bodmer...
Overview SUBTITLE: Life's Questions, God's Answers Whatever the topic, mothers can find answers from the Bible through this unique and engaging reference book. Through a blend of Scripture and analysis, biblical character studies, personal application, and more, this volume helps mothers discern what God's Word has to say about topics relevant to them. Geared to readers of all levels of Bible understanding, this book is accessible and easy to navigate as well as ideal for both comprehensive, in-depth study and a shorter survey approach.
What's in the Bible for Mothers is a must have resource for every mom. I guarantee it will become a reference you will rely on when life gets crazy, when your stress overwhelms you, or simply when you are planning your women's retreat for church.--Trish Berg, BooksforMoms.blogspot.com
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Studio: Bethany House
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.2" Width: 7.2" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.62 lbs.
Release Date Oct 31, 2007
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764203851 ISBN13 9780764203855
Reviews - What do customers think about What's in the Bible for Mothers: Life's Questions, God's Answers (What's in the Bible for...)?
In the Bible...really? Nov 21, 2008
In all honesty, I have not read the book in it's entirety, however I did spend a fair amount of time looking over it in the bookstore today. I was very intrigued by the title as I'm always interested in reading more about how God's word applies to one of my most important roles - being a mom.
Mainly, I was really surprised at how much was the author's opinion on certain topics...one of the first things I opened to was the topic of circumcision. The author basically says that, as Christians, we're not required to circumcise our sons, but that there are many health benefits...and then implies that it should be done. No mention of the "other side" of the debate on the subject. I'm not entirely sure why that veiled recommendation for circumcision needed to be included when it had NOTHING to do with God's opinion on the matter.
This is just one small example, however.
I was also a little confused as to why Dr. Sears quotes were used throughout a book where spanking is considered the biblical way to discipline a child. That seemed a little...well, backwards to me as Dr. Sears is an advocate for gentle discipline (i.e. - no spanking).
While I cannot give a recommendation for this book on a broad scale, I can say that it is somewhat disconcerting that the author's opinion is being passed off as "biblical" - while it seems a fair portion of the book is just opinion. I think the author should have stuck to what's in the Bible.
Open-hearted, generous sharing Nov 9, 2000
Judy Bodmer is a generous writer, opening herself up and sharing deeply from her own experience. Approachable and down-to-earth, sincere. This book is written from a fundamentalist point of view, but if you don't mind that, you actually don't have to be either a fundamentalist or a mother to find this book worth reading (I am neither). If you appreciate a Christian perspective, you are even more likely to value this book. Interesting thoughts on mothers in the Bible, as well as issues today's mothers face--all the way from considering having a baby to being a grandmother (and a good mother-in-law!).