The Ascetic Lives of Mothers
A book that should remain close to the hands and hearts of mothers everywhere. A comfort in times of sorrow and discouragement, and a help in finding the right words for gratitude and praise in times of joy, peace and gladness. A book that remains on my bedside table and/or prayer corner with plenty of tabs and 'doggy ears,' and is an essential addition to every mother's (new and old) collection of resources that will help navigate us safely through our child-rearing years and beyond, keeping God first and foremost in our hearts and minds through relevant prayers and reflections for every imaginable stage, phase and emotion we may encounter along the way. Annalisa Boyd knows motherhood—its challenges, its joys, and its potential for spiritual growth. In this prayer book she offers a wide selection of prayers mothers can use to intercede for their families as well as to grow in virtue themselves. Annalisa Boyd has been married to her wonderful husband for 21 years. Together they have 8 children, through birth and adoption, and have fostered 31 (so far). It is her greatest desire to follow Christ wherever He leads and to encourage children and mamas in their journey heavenward.