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Overview A woman?s experience as a mother is influenced by the mothering she received as a child. If neglect was a part of that upbringing, the woman who holds a newborn and faces the responsibility of parenting needs a healthy vision of motherhood.
T. Suzanne Eller compassionately discusses how a woman can turn from a painful past and embrace a godly example of motherhood. She shares
how shattered legacies can be put back together the path to restoring the broken image of motherhood ways to let go and embrace a new story This is a celebration of God?s healing power and how all women can become the mom they want to be.
A woman's experience as a mother is influenced by the mothering she received as a child. If neglect was a part of that upbringing, the woman who holds a newborn and faces the responsibility of parenting needs a healthy vision of motherhood.
T. Suzanne Eller compassionately discusses how a woman can turn from a painful past and embrace a godly example of motherhood. She shareshow shattered legacies can be put back togetherthe path to restoring the broken image of motherhoodways to let go and embrace a new story
This is a celebration of God's healing power and how all women can become the mom they want to be.
Citations And Professional Reviews The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above Your Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future by T. Suzanne Eller has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Christian Home & School - 10/01/2007 page 30
Christian Retailing - 06/05/2006 page 32
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Studio: Harvest House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.96" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.51" Weight: 0.58 lbs.
Release Date Jul 1, 2006
Publisher Harvest House Publishers
ISBN 0736917551 ISBN13 9780736917551
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More About T. Suzanne Eller
T. Suzanne Eller is a full-time author, freelancer, and ministry speaker. She has written articles for magazines such as Christian Parenting Today, Today's Christian Woman, Guidepost, and many others. In addition, Suzanne is a youth culture columnist for Enrichment Journal and travels around the nation ministering to teens, parents, and youth workers.
T. Suzanne Eller currently resides in the state of Oklahoma.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Mom I Want to Be: Rising Above Your Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future?
Great Read for Any Mom Feb 19, 2007
I grew up in a loving Christian home and yet, I was spellbound by this book. Eller's commitment to the Lord is contagious, her spirit refreshing, and her down to earth candor very helpful. I plan to use this book for my next Bible study.
Worth a Second Read Dec 28, 2006
Suzie Eller's heart is all over this book, and she doesn't hold anything back. Her mother's contribution to the book helped me look at my own mother in a different light and to realize every person has a some kind of baggage that spills over into their own parenting.
I found myself drawn into the stories of her life that it was hard for me to stop and work through the questions after each chapter. That's why I'm going to read it again, and this time take a closer look at my upbringing, and present parenting habits. Suzie's story gave me hope and helped me see that I could be the mom I really want to be. And it's not too late, no matter how old my children are.
Not Just for Moms Dec 21, 2006
Don't let the title fool you. This wonderful book is for women everywhere. It shows women how to deal with major issues, whether they have children or not. It talks about forgiving, breaking down walls, and much more.
Ms. Eller is a breath of fresh air because she's real. Her mother, Mrs. Morrison, deserves five stars for her courage in this project. Both of them made me laugh, and cry.
The following lines, written by Suzanne's mother in chapter ten, brought the tears: "If I could talk with someone whose life is like mine once was, I would say that God is the great Healer. He can make you whole again no matter how broken you once were. He can give you a new spirit on the inside of you. He can give you what you need to forgive the wrongs done to you, and he can give you what you need to forgive yourself for what you have done to others."
These lines, written by Suzanne after she mentions having surgery in chapter nine, made me belly laugh: "Faith was holding my hand. Her bright cheerful voice was just as powerful as the drugs in my system. She was also the person who hit the drug-dispensing button too many times (because I was moaning in my sleep) and helped me discover I was allergic to morphine. I woke up swollen like a sausage."
I grew to love these women by the end of the book.
I believe you will as well.
I highly recommend this book.
Beginning anew with your children Dec 7, 2006
Subtitled: Rising Above Your Past to Give Your Kids a Great Future
The Mom I Want to Be is not an easy, feel-good book. In fact, it's quite painful to read. Author Suzie Eller goes into great detail about growing up in an abusive, unhappy home. She gives her mother's story as well, not only for balance and perspective, but to show the unfortunate legacy both women were enmeshed within. The pain and suffering these two women endured is almost tangible, and for this tenderhearted reader it was almost too much to handle.
For those moms (and I know there are many because we live in a broken world) who are trying to overcome and rise above their own horrible and painful pasts, this book is for you. Chapters include such topics as: Shattered Legacies, Being Willing to Forgive, It's Hard to Forgive, Setting Boundaries, Letting Go, and Your Children's Memories, among many others. Each chapter includes questions (and space) for journaling and reflection, as well as a prayer and a relevant Scripture passage.
This book seems to be more than just an exhortation to mothers with pain in their pasts; it offers real-life examples and practical advice for dealing with specific situations from someone who has been there, done that, and written a book for her sisters around the world.
Eller writes, "Your past is not the chief identifying factor of who you are." Her goal in telling her and her mother's stories is to help other women rise above a past they feel trapped by, and with God's help, to move forward and begin anew with their own children.
Armchair Interviews says: Powerful and painful read.
Must Read Book! Oct 31, 2006
This book is a MUST READ for any and all. There are so many adults walking around with so many wounds from their past, Suzanne shows how to take the good from the past, leave the bad and move on in your life a richer, better person. My children are now 20 and 23 and this book was an AWESOME read! I shall be a better grandparent when that times comes than I would've. What a great testimony of her and her mothers relationship to come from where it did....to where it is today! I just found this book facinating! I'm telling everyone I know it's a MUST READ!