Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Giveaway and Reviews: Books for Moms

Made to Crave – Satisfying your deepest desire with God, not food – Lysa Terkeurst

Trying to loose weight and find a deeper relationship with God. Lysa shares her personal journey through weight loss and how she managed to change her thinking and started on a deeper relationship with God. She got more than she ever imagined.

Break the cycle and feel good about yourself, stop agonizing over numbers on the scale, replace rationalizations that lead to failure with wisdom that leads to victory and reach your healthy goals.

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Cravings - Desiring God in the midst of motherhood – Carey C. Bailey

A cute cupcake that holds 40 cards for moms to reach for daily. Each card has a scripture for the day and small devotion. Includes tips too.

Instead of reaching for a cupcake to eat, reach for a cupcake and feed your soul. Over a month’s worth devotions in ways to serve the spiritual needs of moms.

Find out more about Carey on her Facebook page.

Growing Great Kids - Partner with God to cultivate His purpose in your child’s life – Kate Battistelli

Written by the mother Francesca Battistelli the contemporary singer-songwriter.

Teach your children how to dream God’s big dream, value of humility and integrity, how to interpret God’s seasons in your child’s life and the power of a parent’s words.

The end of each chapter has questions and a prayer to help lead you.

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One Thousand Gifts – A dare to live fully right where you are - Ann Voskamp

A practical guide to living a life of joy. Discover ways to opening your eyes to gratitude, a way of living, and a way of becoming present to God’s presence that brings deep and lasting happiness.  This book will change the way you see your world and find ways to be thankful for the things that God has given you daily.

Find the life you always wanted by finding God’s gifts.  

Find more information and check out the FREE app at

Different Dream Parenting – A practical guide to raising a child with special needs – Jolene Philo

Find biblical insights and practical resources to strengthen you in your walk with God and equip you for the journey.

Provides tools wit help you work through situations. Ways to advocate for your child, dealing with hospital stays, insurance, juggling schedules and dealing with grief.

Each chapter has a prayer, resource list and questions. Plus current resources available like hospitals, government agencies, schools and prayer guides. 

More information can be found at

Raising a Soul Surfer – One’s Family’s epic tale – Cheri Hamilton

A story about the Hamilton family long before the shark attack. This book will take you on a journey along with the Hamilton’s and see how God gave them a bigger purpose in life than they imagined.

Witness the shark attack form a parent’s perspective and be inspired by how they relied on God through the tragedy.  Find out how Cheri felt going back to the same area her daughter was attacked, the re-entry of Bethany’s surfing and the non-profit organization that helps shark-attack survivors.

Mother’s will learn how to make it through unexpected events that involve their children.

Read more about Bethany here.

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This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. The giveaway ends Tuesday, May 15 at 9am (CST). Winner will be randomly selected. Winner will be notified by email.
Only one entry per person. Creative Parenting is not responsible for lost or misplaced prizes.

Disclosure:  I received a copy of each book for review purposes. 


  1. Glad to say I follow on all fronts! Love your encouraging ideas!

  2. I love Made to Crave! Would love to start my parenting collection too!

    1. It is a great book. I like it a lot as well. I have learned so much from it.

  3. I would love to win, this is something I definitely need right now in my life. Thank you for introducing me to these books, I do have One thousand gifts but will check out the others too!

  4. New follower on twitter, @BeeRhodes

    1. Thank you glad you found me and started to follow. I haven't read all of "One Thousand Gifts" but look forward to finishing up. I just got the app when I wrote this and still need to check it out.

  5. Very great reviews!!! I will have to check out some of these reads!! I really enjoy your blog and all of the wonderful giveaways!!

  6. Congratulations Britni. I will contact you by email.