What do mothers want — a spa day, a night of sleep, a fancy brunch, jewelry? These are the things that we see on Instagram. But how about some good words that just get you?
For Mother’s Day, I’m giving away TWO books: a copy of Rachel Marie Stone’s Birthing Hope and Suzanne Stabile’s The Path Between Us.
First, Birthing Hope. This book is part birth memoir, theological rumination on life and death, and study in family history, anxiety, and how hope shines through darkness. Rachel Marie Stone’s writing is gorgeous and you should read it just for her excellent prose.
When I had a second with her at the Festival of Faith & Writing in April, I asked her how she managed to weave together so many things and still come out with such a work of art, rather than a bunch of jumbled threads. She answered “lots of drafts,” and that she followed Marie Kondo’s advice: first take out everything from the drawer and only put back in what sparks joy. Birthing Hope is my favorite read of 2018 so far.
If you’re into the Enneagram and you enjoyed The Road Back to You (Stabile and Cron’s first primer on the Enneagram with IVP), you’ll love The Path Between Us. (If you haven’t read The Road Back to You, pick that one up too). The Enneagram seems to be the personality typing program du jour, but don’t let that turn you off. It’s a wonderful tool that really helps you grow into health, rather than a “take me as I am” box-you-into-a-personality.
Stabile’s latest, The Path Between Us (that also has a separate study guide!), is a wonderful start to discovering how different numbers on the Enneagram relate. It’s an absolute must to navigate your relationships — with your spouse, friends, and children (if you have those!).
And I want to give these two books: one gorgeous, the other more practical, female-authored books to ONE LUCKY WOMAN.
Yes, it’s a Mother’s Day giveaway but you don’t need to be a mother to win. All of our stories can be told as birth stories, Rachel Marie Stone writes.
Here’s how you enter to win:
You get an entry for each item you do. Giveaway closes on Wednesday!
Giveaway is open to anyone in the US and closes on Wednesday!
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