"Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full" Review and Giveaway!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

This summer I made a goal of reading 3 books by the end of the summer; one of which was Treasuring Christ When Your Hands Are Full--by Gloria Furman. I am happy to say that I have read 2 of the books and am in the middle of the third one. I might not have completed my goal in the alloted time frame I gave myself but I give myself 2 thumbs up for effort;) You do what you can.

I heard about Gloria's book from a friend who actually got to meet her and after reading the book wanted to give it to all the moms she knew. I finally got my hands on it and I am SO glad I did. Now I want to give it to all my friends!  I wish I could read this book every day! Since I can't, I have underlined and highlighted my favorite parts and go back over them from time to time when I need some fresh encouragement and perspective in mothering. I need to put quotes of it all over my house!

Gloria is a busy mom like the rest of us trying to be faithful with the little ones that God has entrusted to her care. Instead of giving you a list of what to do and what not to do she simply turns your gaze upwards into eternity and into the words of truth and life.

She puts motherhood in the place it deserves and needs to be; a great privilege and responsibility given to us by God. She gracefully and gently shows us that our children are not interruptions to something more important. If God has so gifted us; they are his will for our life. These little versions of us are what he is using to make us more like him.

It's easy to get caught up in the never ending work and effort it takes to care for our families. Always moving from one thing to the next; so focused on the here and now that we forget about the eternal work that God wants to do in our hearts and our children's. Gloria once again reminds us that it's not about us but about his kingdom. We need to always keep an eternal perspective as we feed the ever hungry stomachs, soothe the hurt feelings, discipline the guilty party and clean up another spilled drink.
Motherhood is a sacrifice. It's constantly giving and giving. Our bodies, our time, our energy, our minds. But Jesus is the one who sustains and breathes life into us so that we might be his vessels of honor; serving him in a world that would tell us he isn't enough.

Christ is worth treasuring above all else. He is the one who enables us to get up in the middle of the night to a crying baby and say no to our flesh when we want to lash out in anger at a disobedient child. Christ is everything and Gloria's book not only gives such great counsel and wisdom, but fresh insight and perspective into the Gospel and life of Christ as our example and hope. It is the hope of the Gospel that we need as women, as wives and as mothers.
If you are in need of some fresh encouragement as you fight the lies of the world that you are just a mom.  If you find yourself growing weary in the everyday mundane. If you need a new eternal perspective, or you want to see your children as blessings and not as burdens...you need to read this book! ( and please check out her blog--gloriafurman.com)

I am so excited to be having my very first giveaway! God has put it on my heart to sow back my first earnings from blogging into you; my faithful readers. I would love for you to be blessed by this book that will transform your view of motherhood in the light of the Gospel.

All you have to do to enter is subscribe to my mailing list and follow me on pinterest or instagram if you have an account. Easy peasy! You don't have to refer the giveaway to anyone else unless you want to. If you already have done all these prior to the giveaway then just leave a comment why you would want to read Gloria's book.  Of course I would love for you to follow me but I never want to "force" anyone to follow my blog, so if you don't want to continue following me you can always unsubscribe later. I just need you to enter your email address so you can be entered in the giveaway;)

I am SO excited for you to read this book and be encouraged. Really! It encourages me to no end to be an encouragement to others and provide a way for you to be uplifted! It's the best!

The winner will be chosen by the rafflecopter next Tuesday (9/16/15) and will notify the winner. I will also and will just need to get a mailing address to send it off. :) So sorry to my dear friends who live in other countries but US only!:(



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28 comments:

  1. Hi, Rebekah! Congrats on your first giveaway! Woo-hoo! :) I've heard good things about this book and would love to win. :)

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  2. Sounds like a good book, and with that in mind, now that my little one is asleep I'm going to get off the internet and spend some time praying!

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  3. Wow! This topic must be on a lot of mama's hearts this month. I just wrote about this for my blog this week and my neighbor on the other side (Holley Gerth's linkup) posted a beautiful piece about quiet time and motherhood as well. I'll have to add this book to my "read" list. Like you...I have big reading aspirations but much less time to accomplish the goals. It's the effort that counts;) Have a wonderful week and thank you for your review!

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    1. Yes, I think it will always be. I'll have to read those! Thanks for stopping by and hope you were able to enter for a chance to win!

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  4. Being a mom of 8 my hands are definitely full and I would love to try out a "new" author I haven't read before. Looks like an awesome book and a super give-away! Love your blog!

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    1. I should say so! You will love this book! I hope you were able to enter for a chance to win! Thanks so much!

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  5. Spending time in God's Word is so important when our hands are full! It looks like a great book!

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  6. This looks like an excellent book...and something I definitely need to read. I'm right in the middle of this with a 4 yr old, 2.5 yr old, and 6 mo old! Days are crazy sometimes, but I need to make time to be still and soak in His Word so I can be a great mom and wife (which is something I wrote about this past week!). It sounds like this book would do just that. Stopping by from The Pick :) -Jess, Sweet Little Ones

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    1. Yes! We need to be filled so that we can pour into our families! Hope you get a chance to read it!

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  7. Just entered your giveaway. Thanks for sharing this exciting review and giveaway opportunity. I hope you will hop over to Literacy Musing Mondays and share with our readers. We have a great giveaway going on too! http://maryanderingcreatively.com/literacy-musing-mondays-fun-week-giveaway/

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  8. I didn't participate in the giveaway because I already have this book and LOVED IT! I'm past the point of mothering littles, but I am ministered to by Gloria's sweet spirit -- and deep theology! Besides, it's fun to pass the book along to my younger friends who also need it!
    Blessings to you!

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    1. Awesome! :) It can definitely speak to you no matter what your season as a mother!

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  9. Any encouragement from another mama in the trenches is worth reading! Appreciate the review and giveaway opportunity. Visiting from Literacy Musing Monday.

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  10. Ahhhh! I'm in Canada! :) Thanks for sharing and linking up at Favorite things Friday, looks like a great read!

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  11. I am an avid reader and definitely in need of some Grace while my hands are so full! Blessed but tired! lol

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    1. I totally feel the same way! Hope you get a chance to win!

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  12. I made it my goal to start reading some more too! This looks like a good book to put on my list. Thanks for sharing this review and giveaway!

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    1. I love getting into a good book and am so happy to pass this one along!!

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  13. Nice book review! The book sounds worth reading.

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  14. Thanks for sharing this great review on Literacy Musing Mondays. I shared it on Google+. I hope you keep sharing with us.

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  15. Sounds like I need to read this book! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hope you get to. I wish I could give it to every mom!

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