Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller | Giveaway, Facebook Party, and Blog Tour

Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller offers a highly relatable story and useful advice to help new moms grow in their faith as they address life changes with grace, patience, and prayer. As readers discover ten essential faith practices, they’ll learn that motherhood itself is a spiritual discipline and can be God’s most effective technique for forming a more Christ-like life.

Julia is celebrating the book’s release with a fun giveaway and connecting with moms during a live Facebook author chat.

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One winner will receive:

  • A Kindle HDX
  • Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller

Enter today by clicking one of the icons below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on May 1st. Winner will be announced at “Moms’ May Day” Facebook Party on May 1st. Connect with Julia for an encouraging discussion on spiritual discipline and finding joy in the middle of motherhood. Win prizes, connect with other moms, and be inspired.

So grab your copy of Mom Seeks God and join Julia on the evening of May 1st for a chance to connect and make some new friends. (If you haven’t read the book, don’t let that stop you from coming!)

Don’t miss a moment of the fun; RSVP todayTell your friends via FACEBOOK or TWITTER and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 1st!

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{More about Mom Seeks God}

The first months and years of motherhood can be the most challenging and disorienting of your life—and faith. When you’re surrounded by the happy chaos of children, how do you spend quiet time with God if the only quiet time you get is while you sleep? How can you demonstrate a solid spiritual life to your children if you don’t have time to pursue one yourself?

When Julia Roller discovered that her spiritual growth had been stunted by the busyness of life with her toddler, she embarked on a yearlong journey through ten spiritual disciplines: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, worship, fasting, service, and celebration. As she focused on each discipline, she discovered practical ways to observe them—even in the chaos of her every day.

Purchase a copy and find out more at Julia’s website.

Julia Roller

{More About Julia Roller}

Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include “Mom Seeks God” (Abingdon Press), “A Year with God” (with Richard J. Foster), “A Year with Aslan,” and “25 Books Every Christian Should Read.” Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.

Find out more about Julia at http://juliaroller.com.

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Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline

Mom Shares Unexpected Faith Lessons

Seattle—When caring for a baby it often becomes difficult to focus completely on God. When exhaustion sets in and the baby is crying, prayer and meditation tend to take a backseat. When nap time dictates your daily routine, going to the weekly women’s Bible study is often the first thing taken off the calendar. When mother and author Julia Roller’s first son was born, like all new moms, her world was changed in more ways than she ever could have imagined. Perhaps most surprisingly, she found herself unprepared for the impact motherhood would have on her spiritual life. In her new book Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos (Abingdon Press/April 1, 2014/ISBN: 9781426771026/$15.99), Roller inspires other mothers by sharing about her struggles as a new mom and how she was able to reconnect with God by reintroducing spiritual discipline into her newly changed life.

Having written with and edited for Richard J. Foster (author of the respected Celebration of Discipline), Roller was very familiar with the concept of the spiritual disciplines, practices Jesus modeled that help us stay connected with God. “I had a lot of ‘head knowledge’ about why I should be engaging in these practices, but with the life changes necessitated by motherhood, I was really struggling to incorporate these practices into my life,” she explains. “Motherhood opened my eyes as nothing in my life ever had to just what a spiritual mess I was. I felt so busy and overwhelmed that it didn’t seem possible to do anything about it. Yet after seeking to meet God through engaging in spiritual practices as best as I could with a small child at home, I began to see motherhood was a spiritual discipline helping to make me more like Jesus as I served God by loving and caring for (and learning from) my children.”

Mom Seeks God was written primarily for moms of young children who are struggling through the life changes new motherhood brings and are looking for a way to stay close to God. Mothers typically turn themselves inside out trying to make everything perfect for their children, yet all too often neglect their own spiritual encouragement and growth in the name of putting their family first. But a mom can’t fully demonstrate a solid spiritual life to her children without personally taking the time to pursue one.

In Mom Seeks God, Roller shares how she focused on one specific practice each month for a year and outlines 10 essential spiritual disciplines for busy moms: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, fasting, worship, service and celebration. Having felt as though she was starting all over again when fitting these practices into her new life as a mom, Roller offers her self-described “non-expert” advice. She is quick to point out that focusing on disciplines is not always about doing something new, but rather paying greater attention to how you are already practicing them. Most times the disciplines are not independent of the others but overlap and are lived out in unison. By the book’s end, readers will discover, much like Roller did, that motherhood itself may be God’s most effective technique for forming a more faith-filled life.

To further assist her fellow mothers, Roller will be available on May 1, 2014, at 8 PM EDT during a live online chat on her Facebook Page. The chat will allow readers to share their own stories and advice as well as interact with the author.

About the author

Julia Roller is an author and editor. Her books include Mom Seeks God (Abingdon Press),  A Year with God (with Richard J. Foster), A Year with Aslan, and  25 Books Every Christian Should Read. Working with Renovaré, she has also co-authored four spiritual formation guides, including Connecting with God, Learning from Jesus, Living the Mission, and Prayer and Worship. She has written study guides for authors such as Desmond Tutu, Richard J. Foster, Henri Nouwen, Jenna Bush, and Rob Bell. Her articles have appeared in The San Francisco Chronicle, Street Spirit, Group, Rev.!, and Children’s Ministry. She and her family live in San Diego, California.

For more information about Julia Roller, her book, or the live chat visit her online home at juliaroller.com, become a fan on Facebook (JuliaLRoller), or follow her on Twitter (@juliaroller).

Suggested interview questions 

— How did the birth of your first son change your perspective on God and your spiritual life?

— Was there one particular mothering moment that made you realize your spiritual relationship with God was suffering?

— What makes your book different than the other books out there offering encouragement for women overwhelmed with the busyness of family and motherhood?

— You have worked with Richard J. Foster who is best known for his book Celebration of Discipline and his ministry. How did practicing those same disciplines he talks about prepare you for motherhood?

— For those in the audience who might not be familiar with what you mean by “spiritual disciplines,” please share what they are and how they apply to our Christian walk.

— You write about 10 practices you focused on to bringing into your Christian life. That sounds very overwhelming to most of us. How were you able to gradually re-introduce the disciplines into practice?

— Could you share two or three ways moms can get in time for prayer and study in midst of their daily family routine?

— How does a new mother find balance between putting God first and making sure her baby has everything he needs?

— There can be a dichotomy, especially for new parents, between being the perfect parent, yet still being the best Christian they can be. Don’t those two things really go together?

— How important is it to give yourself grace and forgiveness?

— As your children grow older, how can you introduce them to or include them in your practice of the disciplines?

To request a review copy, schedule an interview or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

Advance Praise

“This is a book for mothers, to be sure. But it is just as much a book for fathers. indeed, it contains ample life lessons for parents-to-be and for parents-who-have-been. The stories charm us. The lessons instruct us. The insights guide us. Tolle lege, take and read.” ~ Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline

“How do we experience the spiritual disciplines when a mom’s day is the opposite of ‘disciplined’? Julia gives us ancient wisdom boiled down into doable steps so that we can experience our beautiful God in the midst of our messy lives.” ~ Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and 21 Ways to Connect with Your Kids

“Julia Roller has written a wonderful book for moms who long to freshly connect with God. She explores spiritual disciplines in a beautifully honest, practical and humorous way. What a wonderful resource for all of us.” ~ Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress and new mom

“No one ever tells you that motherhood is some of the most amazing spiritual training ground around. Which is why I’m thrilled Julia Roller does it in Mom Seeks God! New moms and veteran moms alike will love and learn from what Roller has to say about discovering God and practicing the disciplines right in the midst of motherhood.”  ~ Caryn Rivadeneira, author of Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms 

“Instead of an idealized (an unrealistic) depiction of ‘supermom,’ with disarming honesty Julia Roller describes both the difficulties and surprising growth that can be found in the many beauties and struggles of motherhood. And rather than a prescription of more tasks to put on your spiritual to-do list, Mom Seeks God depicts the spiritual disciplines as freeing invitations—opportunities to peel back the “Mom” label and be the real you with God. In this courageously vulnerable book, Roller depicts for us a spiritual richness mined through the deep, hard soul-work of parenting.” ~ Kelli B. Trujillo, author of The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spiritual Survival and the Flourishing Faith devotionals

“It is no secret that having a child profoundly changes our spiritual lives.  We are never the same.  Julia’s honest, forthright and beautifully described journey of practically pursuing the with-God life in the midst of motherhood is an encouragement to me as a fellow-mom and follower of Jesus.” ~ Rachel Quan, Executive Director, Renovaré

“Any parent who has ever struggled with feelings of inadequacy will appreciate Julia Roller’s companionable memoir of her experiences with twelve—make that ten—spiritual practices. Written for readers who feel guilt at the very word “prayer” and terror at the idea of an all-out fast, this book offers a friendly introduction to spiritual practice.” ~ Jana Riess, author of Flunking Sainthood and The Twible

“Julia Roller’s book, Mom Seeks God, meets seeking moms like me where they are, telling them how to pray, fellowship, serve and love in a way that draws us closer to the only One we need.  If you’re looking for a chance to get to know your Savior better– and some great advice from a mom who clearly has been there– then this is the book for you.” ~ Erin MacPherson, author of The Christian Mama’s Guide series

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“This is a book for mothers, to be sure. But it is just as much a book for fathers. indeed, it contains ample life lessons for parents-to-be and for parents-who-have-been. The stories charm us. The lessons instruct us. The insights guide us. Tolle lege, take and read.” ~ Richard J. Foster, author of Celebration of Discipline 

“How do we experience the spiritual disciplines when a mom’s day is the opposite of ‘disciplined’? Julia gives us ancient wisdom boiled down into doable steps so that we can experience our beautiful God in the midst of our messy lives.” ~ Kathi Lipp, author of The Husband Project and 21 Ways to Connect with Your Kids

“Julia Roller has written a wonderful book for moms who long to freshly connect with God. She explores spiritual disciplines in a beautifully honest, practical and humorous way. What a wonderful resource for all of us.” ~ Rebecca St. James, singer, author, actress and new mom 

“No one ever tells you that motherhood is some of the most amazing spiritual training ground around. Which is why I’m thrilled Julia Roller does it in Mom Seeks God! New moms and veteran moms alike will love and learn from what Roller has to say about discovering God and practicing the disciplines right in the midst of motherhood.” ~ Caryn Rivadeneira, author of Known and Loved: 52 Devotions from the Psalms 

“Instead of an idealized (an unrealistic) depiction of ‘supermom,’ with disarming honesty Julia Roller describes both the difficulties and surprising growth that can be found in the many beauties and struggles of motherhood. And rather than a prescription of more tasks to put on your spiritual to-do list, Mom Seeks God depicts the spiritual disciplines as freeing invitations—opportunities to peel back the “Mom” label and be the real you with God. In this courageously vulnerable book, Roller depicts for us a spiritual richness mined through the deep, hard soul-work of parenting.” ~ Kelli B. Trujillo, author of The Busy Mom’s Guide to Spiritual Survival and the Flourishing Faith devotionals

“It is no secret that having a child profoundly changes our spiritual lives. We are never the same. Julia’s honest, forthright and beautifully described journey of practically pursuing the with-God life in the midst of motherhood is an encouragement to me as a fellow-mom and follower of Jesus.” ~ Rachel Quan, Executive Director, Renovaré

“Any parent who has ever struggled with feelings of inadequacy will appreciate Julia Roller’s companionable memoir of her experiences with twelve—make that ten—spiritual practices. Written for readers who feel guilt at the very word “prayer” and terror at the idea of an all-out fast, this book offers a friendly introduction to spiritual practice.” ~ Jana Riess, author of Flunking Sainthood and The Twible 

“Julia Roller’s book, Mom Seeks God, meets seeking moms like me where they are, telling them how to pray, fellowship, serve and love in a way that draws us closer to the only One we need. If you’re looking for a chance to get to know your Savior better– and some great advice from a mom who clearly has been there– then this is the book for you.” ~ Erin MacPherson, author of The Christian Mama’s Guide series

Reviews

  • MOM SEEKS GOD REVIEW

    In this book, Roller talks of the struggle of being a great mom, a great wife, a great servant of God, a great cook, a great employee, etc. etc. and balancing it all perfectly. She takes readers on a year-long journey in her life where she is totally honest about the hard parts and how she figured out how to relate it all to her personal life in the stage she was in at the time. It was while reading this book that I figured out I have really turned introverted as I have gotten older. Roller speaking of her own experience with this helped me say “yes” to more group activities, which I often find I need more and more. This book is staying on my shelf and I will read it over and over again I’m sure. I also really enjoyed her “non-expert tips” at the end of each chapter!

    Written by The Talbert Report on June 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2AOKDRP28NDJY/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • BOOK REVIEW: MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER

    Julia Roller invites us into her daily life with her candid commentary coupled with her sincere desire to share her struggles and triumphs in her motherhood journey. The title in itself is relatable to mothers of all seasons and walks of life: Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos . She gives practical advice across many areas of life and after reading her book in entirety, you will feel as though you just had coffee and cheesecake with a close friend!

    Written by Sincerely Alli on May 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://reviews.christianbook.com/2016/771023/abingdon-press-mom-seeks-god-finding-grace-in-the-chaos-reviews/reviews.htm?reviewID=36559625

  • I have really been wanting to study in-depth the spiritual discipline and work on these habits. I confess that, like Julia Roller, I have put it off. Sometimes it seems so overwhelming to study them and practice them because of all the time I need to really study it.

    Written by Mom Loves Lincoln on May 9, 2014 | e

  • {MICHELLE} MOM SEEKS GOD: PRACTICING GRACE IN THE CHAOS – JULIA L. ROLLER

    As a Mother of two pre-school children I know first hand how hard it is to find time for yourself, let alone for God. Between balancing two children, school and busy schedules there isn’t always a lot of time left over for in-depth ministries. In Julia’s book Mom Seeks God, she explains that you don’t always have to sit for 20 minutes to meditate and pray. Find times throughout your day to thank God for all that He has done for you, for all the gifts you have been blessed with. Be thankful of your children and the time you have to spend with your loved ones. Sometimes the best time to talk with God is while you are folding laundry or before you go to sleep at night. Find the times that work best for you, and the way that you feel most comfortable with.

    Written by Once Upon A Book on May 6, 2014 | e

  • MOM SEEKS GOD KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY AND “MOMS’ MAY DAY” FACEBOOK PARTY!

    Julia, the author, taught me a few things about motherhood and spiritually and how the two can co-exist, even thought it’s not how we’d think they should. I would love to work on all of the spiritual disciplines she discussed and ventured through in her book. Yet, as I think back to her experiences, I see that it is okay to go at my own pace and to do it in a relaxed, nonrigid way, as to keep my priorities as wife and mother in line.

    Written by This Mom’s Delight on May 3, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://thismomsdelight.com/mom-seeks-god/

  • This book was very timely for me. I started reading it right away and now that I have read through it once, I plan to read it again and put the ideas into practice. She recommends focusing on one spiritual discipline per month, which is a doable habit to form even for busy moms. She is realistic about the process and knows that some things will be easier than others. I appreciated reading about her own experiences, including the rough spots. It was encouraging, thought-provoking, and had me nodding my head in agreement many times!

    Written by Embracing Destiny on May 3, 2014 | e

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    a wonderful book for any mom to read weather first time mom or a generation mom. loved the biblical thoughts and wisdom shared though out the book.

    Written by pamela black on May 2, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://pblackblog.wordpress.com/2014/04/21/mom-seeks-god-book-reviewtour/

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    Mom Seeks God is a good book to read. Roller discusses the ups and downs of mother hood and how she truly needs God all the time. You want to do homework and the baby wakes up.

    Written by Perfect Chaos on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1KMI3EZ98KYTH/ref=cm_cr_pr_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IMYW7JS

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER

    I have really been wanting to study in-depth the spiritual discipline and work on these habits. I confess that, like Julia Roller, I have put it off. Sometimes it seems so overwhelming to study them and practice them because of all the time I need to really study it. However, I’ve been convicted that I don’t need to put it off any longer. If ever a time I need these disciplines, it’s right now.

    Written by When life gets you down….read a book on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Seeks-God-Practicing-Paperback/dp/B00JN8EPSS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1398995141&sr=8-2&keywords=mom+seeks+god

  • WEEKLY BOOK REVIEWS

    Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos was another great read I finished. I have to say I was really looking forward to this book and asked to read & review it. The author Julie Roller writes about a year she divided to help her connection with God get back on track. After juggling a toddler, my nephew, school, working from home, cooking, cleaning and everything else I can totally relate! She tries to use contemplative prayer and prayer of Examen. She tries to pray out load, as well as give herself free time with God all whilst keeping her responsibilities. She reminds us it is all or nothing with motherhood. Which is a direct correlation to God who is our father.

    Written by Western New Yorker on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R11OMJ999UWWIV

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    I think this book is amazing–amazing because it’s practical, helpful, brutally honest, and real. If you’re a mom, then you should read this book!

    Written by Wyoming Girl turned… on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.wyominggirlcoastiewife.com/2014/05/mom-seeks-god-julia-roller-book-review.html

  • FINDING GRACE IN THE CHAOS OF MOTHERHOOD

    The thing I loved the most about Mom Seeks God was how real Julia is with her readers. She lays it all out there. It’s not a book that documents only her successes and lessons learned well, it’s a testimony of someone who’s broken, who fails, just like me, someone who swims along with me in oceans of grace, and embraces that this motherhood thing is a journey where God shapes us.
    As I read through her book, I felt like I was having an authentic conversation with a fellow mom friend. I wasn’t being preached at; I was walking alongside the author through her ups and downs, through the real life stuff of seeking God in the midst of life.
    – See more at:http://gidgetgoeshome.com/2014/05/01/finding-grace-in-the-chaos-of-motherhood/#sthash.1I7PF6Hq.dpuf

    Written by Gidget Goes Home on May 1, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://gidgetgoeshome.com/2014/05/01/finding-grace-in-the-chaos-of-motherhood/

  • BOOK REVIEW: “MOM SEEKS GOD” BY JULIA ROLLER

    Ms. Roller shares how she focused on one spiritual practice each month for a year and outlines ten essential spiritual disciplines for busy moms: prayer, fellowship, submission, study, simplicity, silence, fasting, worship, service, and celebration. Along with Ms. Roller by the time you finish the book you will discover that motherhood itself may be God’s most effective technique for forming a more faith-filled life. Great book.

    Written by Vic’s Media Room on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/review/R25ZJ8CX89YAYI

  • This was a good, easy read (got through it in a just a few days). I was glad for the opportunity to read it, but it isn’t one that I will be picking up again soon.

    Written by Brittney Leanne Melton on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://brittneyleannemelton.wordpress.com/2014/05/01/mom-seeks-god-practicing-grace-in-the-chaos/

  • SPIRITUALITY FOR THE NEW MOM

    This book chronicles one mom’s struggle to rediscover her spiritual life after having her first child. You can glimpse into her life as she works to get back to what she calls “spiritual disciplines”. I think Christian mothers can likely relate to the author’s challenges, and root for her to find her way. As someone who has four children, two of them infant twins, plus homeschooling, I think it’s safe to say that I understand you can lose a little bit of your spiritual life when you are caring for children. I would recommend this book to new moms who aren’t sure how to get back to prayer, fellowship, and other aspects of the Christian life.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

    Written by Broom and Crown on April 30, 2014 | e

  • “MOM SEEKS GOD” BOOK REVIEW BY AMY HANNOLD, 247MOMS.COM

    A Mom’s life is a busy live. We want the best for our kids, and to make that happen – we need God. But, the days in a Mom’s life are long, the years short. How can we empower ourselves to meet the challenges in the midst of the “busy-ness”? Whether you have known God and had a relationship with Him all of your life, or you are new in your walk with God—becoming a mom creates obstacles to maintaining a connection to your “power source”. Julia Roller, in her book “Mom Seeks God: Practicing Grace in the Chaos” places you in a coffee date with someone who knows and understands these challenges. I read this book, folding over many pages which spoke to the thoughts and concerns I personally face. I appreciated the transparent, honest, and relatable examples (and solutions) she offered. It was clear to me that this woman of God has been where I walk, and has desired what I desire- in the shared journey of being a Mom who needs God even when we can’t find the time to connect with Him. You will find reassurance, encouragement and hope in this book. In addition to her own wisdom and experience, Julia includes thoughts and ideas from other Moms who are walking in our steps. The author gives you “Non Expert Tips for Study” that are do-able and lead you back into a consistent relationship with God. I personally felt that my fears, obstacles, and life-moments were addressed in this book. I was encouraged to realize that I’m not alone in my goals and needs. I found “A Mom Seeks God” to be a top-shelf read that I will refer to time and again when I find myself behind in my devotional time with God, and trying to be the best for my family.

    Written by 247moms.com on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://247moms.com/category/book-reviews/

  • A BLOG TOUR AND REVIEW

    It is very ironic that I had the opportunity to review Mom Seeks God by Juila Roller! For the last couple of years, right before the New Year starts, I always pray about a word that I will focus on throughout the upcoming year. A word that will encompass my whole life, and allow me to grow and redefine myself as a woman of God. This year my word is “discipline” and one of the books that I am using to help me is Celebration of Discipline by Richard Foster, who happens to write the foreward of this book!
    I had first read Celebration of Discipline back in Bible College but knew it would be one that I needed to pull out and read again. As I began to read Julia’s book, I was struck by how applicable to motherhood she made Foster’s book become. I began to read his book in a totally different way. And that is a great thing!

    Written by A Mom After God’s Own Heart on April 30, 2014 |e

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    From the very first page I knew this was going to be a fantastic resource for me! Julia writes in a way that I felt like I was talking to a close friend (not reading a book!). I felt like I could relate to all her personal struggles and the tips she gave were excellent. It reminded me that I had strayed from my relationship with God and how good it feels to be close to God again. A definite must read!

    Written by Working Mommy Journal on April 30, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://workingmommyjournal.blogspot.ca/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-review.html

  • A MUCH NEEDED READ ! THANK YOU LORD !

    I am so glad that I was chosen to review this book. I know now that the Lord wanted me to read this at this time. I was searching for time to be with the Lord and searching for a better way to teach my children about God and his love. One of my fondest memories was of my mom reading her bible sitting on the couch. So I wanted my children to have the same memories of me and if they remembered one thing about me I wanted it to be that I loved Jesus and had a personal relationship with him.

    Written by Faithful Acres Books on April 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R1S2QMGW5DI656

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER

    From the first pages of the book, I felt like Julia understood me. She’s also a WAHM with a small child who knows how easy it is to push God to the farthest corners of our lives.

    As I read Mom Seeks God, I didn’t feel guilty or pressured or burdened. I felt encouraged and inspired. Julia shared honestly about her struggles, as a mom and as a writer and as a Christian. I found myself nodding along, feeling like I was sitting down with a good friend. If she could find a way to seek God in the busyness of her life, then so could I.

    Written by The Koala Bear Writer on April 29, 2014 | e

  • BOOK REVIEW: MOM SEEKS GODE

    Reading this book felt like one giant conversation over coffee. I found Julia’s approach to seeking God totally relatable. We’re all trying to figure out how to make time for God in the midst of busy, hectic lives. And it’s nice to know that we’re not alone on the journey.

    Written by The Caffeinated Critic on April 29, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.thecaffeinatedcritic.com/2014/04/book-review-mom-seeks-god.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOOD

    Great book for a new mom Bible study! This one is a winner.

    Written by Once Upon a Storyville on April 28, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.amazon.com/Mom-Seeks-God-Practicing-Grace-ebook/product-reviews/B00IMYW7JS/ref=cm_cr_dp_synop?ie=UTF8&showViewpoints=0&sortBy=bySubmissionDateDescending#R25VVGICQP0ETX

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    If you’re a new mom – or the mother of young kids – finding time to carve out a spiritual life can be a challenge. That’s why you need to read Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller!

    In this book, Julia provides practical tips for incorporating 10 spiritual disciplines that can help us to draw closer to God into our lives, even amid the chaos of motherhood.

    What I like about the book is that you can read it one chapter at a time and practice each discipline for a month – or however long you need – before moving on to the next one!

    The stories are engaging. The resources she draws from are inspiring. The tips are practical.

    This is a great books for busy moms!

    Written by Create With Joy on April 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.create-with-joy.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-by-julia-roller.html

  • I think that as Christian moms we all struggle with the exact same problems that Julia Roller faced. We all desire a strong relationship with the Lord but our time is pulled so many directions. We all want more than anything for our children to live a life in communion with God, but they need to see it more than hear about it. It is a circle that causes stress (at least for me). This book was wonderful and has inspired me very much to do my own serious seeking of God. I highly recommend this book to all of the busy moms out there who can always seek God a little more.

    Written by All Meant To Shine on April 26, 2014 | e

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER BLOG TOUR & BOOK REVIEW + ENTER TO WIN A KINDLE HDX

    Mom Seeks God is a glimpse inside of one mother’s journey to strengthen her faith. I think the best thing about this book is seeing that another mom, a mom who writes devotionals and publicly speaks, also struggles to balance motherhood with her quest to get closer to God. The book is set up into chapters about different spiritual disciplines. The chapters I related to the most were the ones about fellowship, simplicity, and fasting. I think many mothers struggle with fellowship because it is hard to find time to participate in fellowship when we have so much to do at home.

    Written by Cristi’s Reviews on April 26, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.myproductreviews-cristi.blogspot.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-by-julia-roller-blog-tour.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    This book delivered on every promise, and more. I was drawn immediately into Roller’s story about adjusting to new parenthood with son Ben and to the trouble she had finding peace in her faith. Roller’s decision to practice a new spiritual discipline every month came from her reading of Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline, among other books, and was her way of taking small steps into building a larger faith.

    Mom Seeks God is inspirational, instructional, and a joy to read. I recommend this book to anyone who seeks God in the chaos of their everyday life. I hope you will all take this spiritual journey for yourself.

    Written by Luxury Reading on April 25, 2014 | e

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BOOK REVIEW & GIVEAWAY!

    My days are busy. Every single one of them. And this book spoke to me. Deeply. I am constantly struggling to do all, be all. Julia drives home the importance of prayer and fellowship. Can I tell you how often I get distracted when praying? Or how if I save my prayers at night when I’m in bed 9 out of 10 times, I fall asleep before I finish? And fellowship is so vital for Moms, especially ones who want to surround themselves with Godly examples. It’s so easy to just be too tired or too busy or to enter whatever excuse you have here to make it to church, MOPS or a girls night in. ‘Mom Seeks God’ shares a specific discipline that will allow you to stop unsuccessfully seeking God and start spending quality, heartfelt time with him daily, without hesitation. Julia provides practical tips that are completely doable even in the most chaotic of worlds.

    Written by Wife Mommy Me on April 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/reviews/Mom-Seeks-God%2FJulia-L-Roller/1117075590?csrfToken=EKaFyiIYARZ8wQby6DJDhs7E4UlLhJxu&sort=3#reviews

  • TRANSPARENT AND REAL

    Life is full. Along with a full life I have found myself surrounded by a full calendar with commitments at home and for the family. Juggling work, home and family life is a challenge to all. This book is full of valuable nuggets spoken from personal experience. I found myself nodding continually while reading Julia’s book as I related to each chapter of what she encountered with her challenges and how she was able to focus on spiritual discipline. I learned much from this book and appreciate the honest and transparency communicated.

    Written by Happy Four on April 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://happyfour.blogspot.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-by-julia-roller.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    My Thoughts About The Book: As a grandmother of grown grandchildren all I can think is how I would have loved this book when I was the mother of small children! Throughout the book it feels as if Julia Roller comes beside you, affirming, encouraging, and motivating young, busy mothers to seek God. She lets her readers know that if God takes you to it he will most definitely bring you through it. I highly recommend for any busy mom who wants more. This book would be a great book for new moms.

    Written by Karen’s Korner on April 25, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://amazon.com

  • MOM SEEKS GOD KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY & “MOMS’ MAY DAY” FACEBOOK PARTY WITH @JULIALROLLER

    Mom Seeks God by Julia Roller is a sweet book. Julia takes you through ten essential spiritual disciplines for busy moms. I don’t know about you, but I am busy. I am a child of God, wife, mother, nana, employee, blogger, and those are just a few of the hats that fit on my head during the day. I struggle with finding my place. Mom Seeks God, takes you through Making God a Habit, Fellowshipping with others, Worship, and Celebrating the joys of our daily lives among the ten essential disciplines. I rate this book 4/5. I had a hard time relating because of my personal beliefs. But, never the less. this is a great book. I hope you will take the time to purchase it and read it.

    Written by My Mis-Matched World on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://mymismatchedworld.com/mom-seeks-god-kindle-hdx-giveaway-moms-may-day-facebook-party-with-julialroller/

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    My thoughts: Well being that I am not a Mother yet it is rather hard to totally see where she is coming from, but having been raised in a large family and having nieces and a nephew around I know somewhat how challenging being a Mother really is. I thought the author did a great job at relating how to maintain a relationship with God in the busyness of being a Mom and be totally overwhelmed. I think this would be a very encouraging, engaging read for any Mother who is trying to seek out God in the craziness of being a Mother.
    I received a copy of this book for my honest opinion.

    Written by Perfect Beginnings on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/919100062

  • FINDING SPIRITUAL IN THE ORDINARY

    I really enjoyed her conversational and somewhat self-deprecating tone. Her stories, goals and even (especially?) her tips for each practice could have come straight from my world. The only thing I REALLY wanted to know, was what the other two practices were that she didn’t get to. Because then, I’d be able to try the while thing myself & see how it worked for me :).

    Overall, I was somewhat surprised to find that I enjoyed this book immensely.

    Written by Happy Little Homemaker on April 24, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.happylittlehomemaker.com/2014/04/finding-spiritual-ordinary-mom-seeks-god-book-review/

  • MOM SEEKS GOD: PRACTICING GRACE IN THE CHAOS BY JULIA ROLLER

    If you understand what it is to feel dry, thirsty, exhausted, and longing for grace in your life, I am sure that Mom Seeks God will bless and encourage you. It is possible to fit spiritual disciplines into your life as a busy Mom. Julia Roller will walk you through the process.

    Written by ElCloud Homeschool on April 23, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R5P4IYGJFYSW3/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00JN8EPSS

  • A BLESSING FOR MOMS WHO BATTLE THEIR SENSE OF WORTH

    This short book was definitely something that new moms will appreciate, especially in the way that Julia lays it all out on the line. I went into it thinking it would be like a devotional. Instead, it’s more like a memoir of Julia’s first couple of years as a mom with a few reflection questions sprinkled in. After the first couple of chapters, I was ready to move on beyond Julia’s descriptions of her day. However, I understood the parallel she was trying to draw between the mom’s relationship with her child and the Lord’s relationship with his children. Julia’s book is a reminder that this, too, shall pass, and of the importance of the moment. For those moms who battle their sense of worth, this book is a blessing.

    Written by Savings in Seconds on April 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.savingsinseconds.com/?p=16735

  • LITFUSE REVIEW: “MOM SEEKS GOD” BY JULIE ROLLER

    The author wrote from her heart and I appreciated that. She spoke of many things that would be helpful to young moms. She spoke about submission to many things in our life, most importantly to God, which of course is key.

    Written by God’s Peculiar Treasure Raechel on April 21, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://godspeculiartreasurerae.wordpress.com/2014/04/22/litfuse-review…f-a-guest-post/ ‎

  • HELP FOR NEW MOMS

    In Mom Seeks God, Julia Roller shares that journey and the struggle to incorporate the disciplines of faith into a new phase of life. The chapters read like a journal, as if you’re sitting down with a friend and hearing her experiences over coffee. The chapters are laced with humor and reality. And in the reading she shares practical ideas and the wisdom that you aren’t alone as a new mother struggling to find time for God. This is a great book to give as a baby shower gift or to encourage a new mom who needs encouragement on the journey

    Written by http://www.caraputman.com on April 21, 2014 |e
    Read my full review: https://www.amazon.com/review/create-review?ie=UTF8&asin=1426771029&channel=reviews-product&nodeID=&ref_=cm_cr_pr_wr_but_top

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    When I first received the book Mom Seeks God, just the title alone intrigued me. Julia Roller is real and I love how vulnerable she was through the pages as she describes the realities of motherhood.

    I found myself thinking through many of the pages, “Yes, that is how I felt!” as I read about her delights and challenges adjusting to being a new mother and still trying to hold on to her sweet and wonderful relationship with Jesus.

    I highly recommend for any busy mom who wants more out of life. Yes — there is more. It’s high time we seek it instead of just going through the motions.

    Written by Jen’s Journey on April 19, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://jennifersikora.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-practicing-grace-in-the-chaos/

  • ENCOURAGING FOR BUSY AND NEW MOMS

    “Mom Seeks God: Finding Grace in the Chaos” by Julia L. Roller was an inspiring book to read, not only as a mom who finds herself busy, be it at the home or away, but I found Julia comments about introversion both relatable and a refreshing change since there are many moms who are introverts versus extroverts who thrive on busy schedules, yet despite that, we too have busy schedules that we find ourselves juggling.

    Encouraging to moms who may find themselves struggling with finding time to breathe, much less pray, Julia offers several good perspectives that any mom will find adaptable and usable for her situation.

    Written by Sunflower Faith on April 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3LLRY089PPMSX/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm

  • SAGE ADVICE FOR NEW MOMS

    I wish I’d had Julia’s book to help me when I was a new mom. As it was, I somehow stumbled my way back into a fluid relationship with Jesus, but Julia’s sage advice would have made it so much easier. Her godly, Scriptural approach springboards off the spiritual disciplines. This word, discipline, may hold for some a rather negative, pedantic connotation. But as Julia points out, practicing the disciplines–rather than something to be avoided or at best endured–is really the vehicle for God’s grace to be unleashed in our lives.

    Julia writes amiably and comfortably, and when you read her book I can all but guarantee that you will feel, as I did, that you’ve found not just a mentor but a friend within these pages.

    Written by Story Matters on April 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://katherinescottjones.com/mom-seeks-god-book-review/

  • MOM SEEKS GOD: PRACTICING GRACE IN THE CHAOS {A BOOK REVIEW}

    I really enjoyed reading this book and thought that Julia presented some great points and ideas about how to pray as a Mom. She was open about her past experiences when she first became a Mom and even as her children grew. She realized quickly that she had to be diligent in praying for her family especially her children BUT she also had to learn to be flexible so that she would be able to add it into her schedule. I think I will enjoy this book even more as Mason grows and life gets busier and fuller. I’m looking to re-reading this book eventually!

    Written by Did YOU Hear About the Morgans? on April 17, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3DNU3GJRE95L3

  • Mom Seeks God would be a great Mother’s Day gift. It’s very useful. It’s a book that you will refer to over and over again.

    Written by krystlbears Corner on April 17, 2014 | e

  • MOM SEEKS GOD #BOOKREVIEW @LITFUSE

    Great book! I had honestly never read or heard of this author before. Now I don’t know why! I am definitely going to have to check out her other books. I’d love to pick up a copy of A Year with Aslan and the 25 Books Every Christian Should Read to read and enjoy. Mom Seeks God is a great book for gifting to the mom in your life. With Mother’s Day fast approaching show her you care and give her a book that will help change her life. I know that my life is definitely hectic. I’m mommy to 9 kids. I homeschool. I cook all my meals from scratch due to food allergies. Life is hectic. I often don’t have time for me or for God. I hope to implement some of these tips and get back to spending that time with God that He desires.

    Written by For Him and My Family on April 16, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p4fKCR-rq

  • HONEST AND INSIGHTFUL

    I love, love, love how honest Julia Roller is in Mom Seeks God Practicing Grace in the Chaos! How and when does a spiritual mom pray? Well, for me prayer either is something I do continuously, instead of talking to myself I talk to God or I could go days without having said a word of prayer.

    We do the traditional pray before we eat and before bed kind of prayer, but I know I need more than that to really hear from God. Finding time and making it a habit to have my one on one time with God is probably the biggest thing I need to overcome. I really appreciate how Julia Roller made me feel like I was not the only one with this fault!

    Did you know that there are lots of different prayer styles? Well I did not exactly know that and I feel like my usual one on one prayer with God was getting mundane, even if God still liked it. I like change and mixing things up so learning about all these different ways to pray was perfect!

    I know God wants to hear from us and prayer is a wonderful way to grow our faith because God wants a relationship with us! How do you have a relationship with anyone without talking? I like reading books like Mom Seeks God because it brings me back, makes me more aware and gives me new ideas and ways to seek God.

    Written by The IE Mommy on April 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://www.theiemommy.com/2014/04/03/mom-seeks-god-practicing-grace-chaos-julia-roller-book-review-motherhood-grace/

  • “MOM SEEKS GOD”

    This is a powerful book about paying attention to our spiritual walk and our relationship with God. I found a great deal of information applicable to my life even though my children are no longer small. If you, or someone you know, are struggling with making it all “happen,” this book would be a great place to start. I also think it would make a wonderful study for new/young mothers’ groups.

    Written by Books and such on April 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R3FV2Y7HH55TS9/ref=cm_cr_rdp_perm?ie=UTF8&ASIN=B00IMYW7JS

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER (BOOK REVIEW) AND KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY

    As an extremely well read theologian and author of several bible study guides, Julia Roller presents a year long pursuit to improve her spiritual life through various forms of prayer. The book is informative, yet entertaining. Admittedly, several Christian literal references may be over the head of many readers (myself included), but the book certainly does serve to spur a desire to pray, meditate, and put the focus back on God during even the busiest of Mommy days. Filled with poignant, relatable, touching, and often humorous vignettes of the author’s personal life, Mom Seeks God is a worthwhile read for those searching for grace in the vocation of motherhood.

    Written by Prey Species on April 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.amazon.com/review/R2T3C2NEMRTRF6

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    Mom Seeks God, is a book written to help us on the trek of raising our children to follow “The Light”. It gives us mom an outlet to pursue our faith more fervently in the hopes to lead our children to Him as well.

    Written by A Simple Life, really?! on April 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: /2014/04/litfuse-review-mom-seeks-god-byjulia.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOD KINDLE HDX GIVEAWAY AND “MOMS’ MAY DAY” FACEBOOK PARTY!

    Being a mom is so rewarding, but it is also nonstop and can be extremely stressful and tiring leaving no energy for anything else including prayer and taking care of one’s spiritual well-being. Julia’s book “Mom Seeks God: practicing grace in the chaos” is breath of fresh air and encouragement for each and every mom. Julia is straightforward and yet has a sweet conversational tone that immediately draws the reader into the book.

    Written by Moments on April 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://kristie-moments.blogspot.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-kindle-hdx-giveaway-and.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOD

    This book was a light-hearted, comical and honest take on the life of a busy, work-at-home mom to a toddler. There were times I felt like I was secretly reading her diary. In the midst of her chaotic life, Julia tried to find ways to honestly seek out God. She chose 10 spiritual disciplines based off of Richard J. Foster’s Celebration of Discipline. There were quite a few stories that I could directly relate to. I also caught myself chuckling at her thoughts and reactions on many occasions.

    Written by The Mary Book Reader on April 15, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://www.themarybookreader.blogspot.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-by-julia-roller-giveaway.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER BOOK REVIEW

    Julia Roller has written a book that tells you that even though you are a new mother or a mother with older children you need to nurture yourself as well. She shares experiences of her own as well as others to explain her beliefs.

    Written by Deal Sharing Aunt on April 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://dealsharingaunt.blogspot.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-by-julia-roller-book-tour.html

  • MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER BOOK REVIEW

    Mom seeks God is a kind of book that any woman with children should read and find comfort in. It is especially important for someone with young children to read.

    Written by 3 Partners in Shopping, Nana, Mommy, & Sissy, Too! on April 14, 2014 | e
    Read my full review:http://3partnersinshopping.blogspot.com/2014/04/mom-seeks-god-by-julia-roller-book.html

  • BOOK REVIEW: MOM SEEKS GOD BY JULIA ROLLER

    I love the idea behind this book: a new mother attempts to spend one year practicing a different spiritual discipline each month to deepen her walk with God. I think the concept behind this plan is great and that anyone can benefit from this kind of spiritual exercise. The book itself is full of personal stories that most any mom can relate to. The author puts it all out there–her successes and her failures–and is transparent and down-to-earth. It was an interesting read.

    Written by WordSmith on April 7, 2014 | e
    Read my full review: http://wp.me/p3fKiF-rT

  • I love that these tips are practical, and even better, they are doable. Even with my youngest being ten years old, I still found myself relating to what Julia was discussing. As I said, the chaos and busy of motherhood never goes away. It just changes to a different chaos and busy. It’s nice to know that I’m not alone in my struggle to navigate this journey of motherhood while trying to make time to strengthen my faith.

    Written by This Sweet Life on April 7, 2014 | e