Friday, March 05, 2010

Family Matters

Dancing With My Father by Sally Clarkson
The reality of living in a broken, fallen world can leave women feeling overcome by fear, guilt, and weariness. Many develop “sawdust souls,” numb to any sense of joy.

In this warm and wise book, author Sally Clarkson invites readers to take God’s hand and let Him lead them into a life of anticipation, passion, and purpose. With the voice of a trusted mentor, she reveals how, by getting in tune with the rhythm of God’s presence, women can nurture an inner attitude of anticipation and celebration even in the stressful seasons of life.

Through rich biblical insights woven with real-life stories, women will be inspired to recapture a spirit of joy as they follow God’s lead on the dance floor of life.

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Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: WaterBrook Press (January 19, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0307457060
ISBN-13: 978-0307457066
Product Dimensions: 8 x 5.1 x 0.6 inches

Mother-Daughter Duet by Cheri Fuller and Ali Plum
When a daughter is born, her mother has a thousand hopes and dreams for her, especially that they will be best friends one day.

Unfortunately, even the best of intentions can go awry. There are so many challenges on the journey to adult friendship that the reality is fraught with friction and frustration. But a harmonious relationship is possible.

Award-winning author Cheri Fuller and her daughter, Ali Plum, have been there and have discovered the keys to a healthy relationship. In Mother-Daughter Duet they share their story—each from her own perspective—in which they have experienced distance and tension, growth and challenge, and, ultimately, acceptance and harmony. Filled with personal anecdotes and based on several basic principles (letting go; listening; respect; setting boundaries; and more), Mother-Daughter Duet helps moms repair the breach so that daughters want to draw close.

The mother-daughter dynamic is intense, personal, complex, and unique. But mothers and daughters can achieve mutual respect and learn to celebrate their differences when they learn the two-part harmony of the mother-daughter duet.

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Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Multnomah Books (February 16, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1601421621
ISBN-13: 978-1601421623
Product Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.2 x 0.4 inches

NOTE-A copy of each book was provided by Multnomah-Waterbook for review purposes.