About the Book
Mothering Heights: A Novel Approach for Christian Mothers is a book that uses the charm of timeless literary works and the wisdom of the Bible to reconsider what is seen today as a classic role. Using selected quotes from novels such as Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island and Great Expectations, the book encourages women from all walks of life who struggle and strive to be intentional in their parenting choices. It provides a framework to help mothers navigate their way through the uncharted waters of modern life and to find the value of their motherhood role.
Mothering Heights aims to provide insights into some of the common struggles women face in modern society and to examine from a biblical perspective not only what God wants from us, but what he gives to us to fulfil that role. Rather than being prescriptive about how mothers should fulfil their role, this book helps women to find what is right for their family and their circumstances through principles rather than methodology. Chapter by chapter, women are encouraged to examine their attitudes and expectations as mothers in order to nurture a deeper sense of commitment and satisfaction.
Taking the subject much further, it provides practical and insightful commentary; discussion questions for the individual or for use in a small group setting; and inspiring anecdotes and advice. This provides a very real way for mothers in this challenging role to move forwards as individuals, collectively, and in a way that seeks to foster a deeper relationship with the Lord.
Rather than addressing parenting skills, being a devotional, or a commentary on how to raise your children for the Lord, Mothering Heights focuses on the mother herself, encouraging, uplifting and challenging her to make the most of life. It takes a unique look at how our own assumptions and expectations together with the expectations of others can influence the way in which we live. It challenges mothers to be realistic about living with those expectations and to lead a Christ-centred life rich with possibilities.