I was blessed recently with the chance to review a new book by a blogger friend of mine…from the Mouths of Babes, Stories about Life, Children, Faith, and This World We Live In.
My expectations were high, because I have often read her blog posts and know that she is not frivolous, but rather a serious and thoughtful writer, and disciple of Christ.
Based on my interactions with the author, I believe her to be a person of integrity, a person who makes her relationship with God, her husband and her family a priority in today’s ever changing world.
In this book, Kimberly offers a friends advice…but not just any old advice.
During the time I was reading through from the Mouth of Babes, I heard a sermon by Alistair Beggs. He was speaking on Philippians 2: 19, and he said:
“You will never have a better friend than a friend who points you to Christ, by their life, by their commitment, by their service, by their example.”
In every interaction I have had with Kimberly, she has been that friend.
Being the friend who points to Christ can be a very sweet thing, but it is sometimes difficult and is not always popular. So, I appreciate that Kimberly writes with candor about many aspects of life and culture.
Now, while the book is a compilation of short stories–and you can certainly just put your feet up and enjoy it that way–I have decided to use it as a devotional. With 170 pages of insights on the career of motherhood, living as a Christian and meditations on scriptures, I find reading this as a devotional is a pleasant way to start my morning devotions.
I especially enjoy reading about how Kimberly’s family goes through their days and holidays. It is always fun to me to take a “peek” into the lives of others.
Overall, while reading the book, I feel supported in my role as wife and mother while also challenged to examine my choices and my walk with Christ.
I received a complimentary copy of from The Mouths of Babes, for this review.