If you’ve ever put your cell phone in the fridge, forgotten to turn on the crockpot, or called your kids by the wrong names (all day) – Lady, grab a cup of coffee and join the club.
“The Gospel-Centered Mom” was written by a mom for moms. That means it has what moms need: A hefty dose of gospel encouragement in quick, easy to digest chapters. Are you considering using this book for yourself or for a group? Here are some frequently asked questions to help you plan.
Q: How many chapters are there and how many study questions?
A: There are 14 chapters and 5 study questions per chapter.
Q: How long does it take to read one chapter and complete the questions?
A: On average it takes about a half an hour to complete one full chapter (reading and writing).
Q: Can I use this for my own personal quiet time?
A: Yes! The spiral-bound design lends itself well to balancing on one knee while nursing a baby. The content gives you something encouraging to chew on even if you can only read a page or two here and there. The study questions focus on scripture so your heart can meditate on specific ways to apply the gospel to motherhood.
Q: Can I use this in a group?
A: Yes! This is a fun, practical study to do with friends. You will have a blast sharing your answers with others who can relate. There are two main ways to use this study in a group:
1. Have a 14-week study, reviewing one chapter per week. Because the chapters are short, some groups choose to read each chapter out loud together and then discuss the questions.
2. Make it a 7-week study. If you double up you are looking at about an hour’s worth of homework (total) for the week. When you meet together you can discuss your answers to all ten study questions.
“The Gospel-Centered Mom is a huge gulp of refreshing air for moms who are in the thick of raising kids. It takes your eyes off of your performance and places them on the one who performed perfectly for us.”
– Jessica Thompson, co-author of “Give Them Grace.”
“Sara Wallace covers a lot of material in 14 very short chapters. Her humorous examples from her own experience make the book easy to read. I think this would be a great gift to give new moms.” – Annie
“Sara Wallace writes with fresh honest and droll humor about facing our “mommy mess up moments” and how moms everywhere can still point their children’s hearts to the gospel in the process. I finished the book, wishing there was more!” – Tana
“This is a great devotional for the mom who is harried and in the midst of those crazy, chaotic phases of life, where just ONE breath of fresh air would be enough to get us moving again.” – Sarah
“What sets this book apart in the central message of Jesus through the gospel. In each of the 14 chapters, Sara urges mom to let the gospel message flood over thier hearts thereby directing children to the loving savior, Jesus Christ.” – Kelley
“This is a must-read for moms and is very beneficial to do with a group on moms.” – April
“I have ordered several copies to give as gifts to the new moms at our church. The book is written well, the stories are interesting and not sugar coated; real life mom centering herself in the gospel.” – Jane
(NEWSFLASH: “The Gospel-Centered Mom” has just been published in German!)