Mundane Moms Turn Missional

The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home and in the World

My random generator AKA Belle Wegner chose Sarah as the winner for this fabulous book giveaway.  If anyone wants my highlighted, slightly marked up one, let me know!  First one to respond is free to have it.

The Missional Mom by Helen Lee

Missional Mom is an amazing book filled with examples and ideas about how moms can make their worlds “missional.”  The idea of missional is that no matter where you are, what you are doing, God placed you there on purpose and for a purpose.  Helen Lee delves deep into the subject, biblically, theologically, and practically — sighting numerous examples of moms who chose to go from mundane to missional.

I was so encouraged by this book.  I meet so many moms who are living ordinary lives, are wonderful people, but don’t feel like they are good enough,  or smart enough, or  at the right place or time in their lives to make a difference for God’s kingdom.  Helen Lee debunks that myth, pointing out that God is already at work, and it is up to us to decide if we want to join in his work or not.

I highly recommend this book to not only moms, but anyone who wants to turn their ordinary life into a missional one.  Visit Helen Lee’s site at http://themissionalmom.com/

Want a copy of this book?  I am giving one away!  If you would like a copy, leave me a comment letting me know why you’d like one, and I will choose a winner in a few days.

7 thoughts on “Mundane Moms Turn Missional

  • February 17, 2011 at 9:59 am
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    I would LOVE one because I feel like I’ve been “rediscovering” myself as a mom. My husband left my children and me over 2 years ago and that threw everything for a loop. I have 3 adopted kids. I’m trying to balance providing the basics for my kids while not being absent from their lives. They are all hurting. Also, as messed up as we are our home has been the place for non-Christian moms and their kids to meet for snack. Oh, and I live in a small community. We can all be part of building it, I’m just not sure how.

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  • February 17, 2011 at 12:24 pm
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    I would love to read this book! I have already started wondering how I can make a difference in and out of the home as a mom. I’ve never done the stay at home mom thing so I will take any advice I can get 🙂

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  • February 17, 2011 at 5:06 pm
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    I definitely want to read this book. I’m at the stage as a stay-at-home mom where my kids are 2 and 4 and I’m seeing the light-at-the-end-of-the-tunnel from the baby (and constant need) stages of their first years. The kids are learning to do more for themselves, allowing me to turn my attention to other things, such as my writing. We are all enjoying the increased independence, which is great when it comes to the work-from-home side of me. Seeing this light, I’m getting the itch to do more and make more of a difference, but there are still plenty of moments when the kids remind me that they have plenty of demands I need to attend to (case in point, the youngest pulled me away from this comment because of a potty emergency). So, now more than ever, I am see searching for ways to make an impact, while still balancing life with young kids, work, etc…to find a way to feel like I’m making a difference.

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  • February 17, 2011 at 11:34 pm
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    I would love a copy of this (and will get one even if I don’t win!!!) 🙂 It sounds like a book that speaks directly to the place where I find myself TODAY! Thanks for recommending it, Michelle!

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  • February 18, 2011 at 3:19 pm
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    Sounds like a great book! Would love a copy for my wife who is an amazing woman taking care of four kiddos, helping out at church, school and community in many ways, but who often feels like it’s all so mundane.

    Thanks for showing the way to other missional moms 🙂

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  • February 18, 2011 at 3:43 pm
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    I’d love one, because as a PW and the mother of a toddler with a second due in a few weeks, I’m always eager to expand my awareness of ways to be more than just a “good mom”. I want to parent purposefully, and to promote ideas of purposeful parenting among the women in my husband’s congregation.

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