Book Review: “Missional Motherhood” by Gloria Furman

Title: Missional Motherhood
Genre: Christian Living / Family
Author: Gloria Furman
Glass House Gospel Rating: 5/5


THEOLOGY: The theology is impeccable. If you’re looking for a book with solid theology, this is the one. In the first few chapters, Furman breaks down the Old Testament through the lens of motherhood. Seeing as I am not that well-versed in OT studies, it was educational to see familiar stories broken down and put through a lens of motherhood. She later breaks down promises of Christ, also putting them through the lens of motherhood.

READABILITY: I would give Furman a pretty high score here. The book is about 200 pages long, but was fairly easy to read. Furman doesn’t use complicated language to make her points. It’s not a book you can read in a few days, but considering how rich the information is, I wouldn’t recommend you read it so fast (even if you could). It’s the kind of book you want to soak in and high light as you read.

PRICE: On Amazon, it is currently a little over $10 (but prices change frequently, so please keep that in mind). At the moment, Amazon has same-day shipping as an option for this item. (Affiliate link).

QUOTE: “Our eternity is secure in Jesus’s nail-pierced hands, so every sacrifice we make in our mothering is not to strengthen him. It’s to deepen our joy in his sufficient work.”

OVERVIEW: I’ve had this book on my bookshelf for a few months, but I bought it because the title caught my attention. “Missional Motherhood”. As a mother of two little ones under 4, it’s easy to see the mundane actions of changing diapers, measuring formula for milk, etc as “unimportant” actions in the Kingdom of God, but Furman makes the argument that this is not so. I really enjoyed reading this book. It helped me gain a deeper perspective into the season I currently find myself in. While I may not be out there on the international mission field or even able to volunteer at church everyday, I am still making a difference in the kingdom of God. These two little ones are disciples and they are learning about God from me (and my husband). Also, this book isn’t just for mothers. It makes the argument that all women are “mothers” to a certain extent, so it’s a great read for all women. I highly recommend that every woman, no matter if she is a mother or not, read this book!

(Disclaimer: Unless otherwise stated, my reviews are of books that I have purchased myself. I am not being paid for this review, nor have I received this book for free in exchange for a review.)


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