This book was written for moms in the trenches, raising kids. She encourages moms not to raise the white flag, but to stand firm on the promises of God. To be honest, I was curious about the title and wondered how much the author would rely on Scripture or merely provide another worldly mantra. Right off the bat, in chapter 1, she writes, "your best defense, your only defense is the Word." I also found these two quotes in the accompanying bible study, "today's moms need a special kind of strength-the kind that comes from God" and "the only way to grow in wisdom is the know God better...God offers wisdom for worn-out moms," who doesn't need this reminder! She encourages moms to submit to God's will and embrace the idea that God is in the restoration business. She also reminds us that our goal is to release these "arrows" with a strong and firm foundation of who they are in Christ and what their chief end is: to glorify God. Most importantly to me, this book points moms to the ONLY real instruction manual-God's word. I was privileged to have received a copy of this before it was released and the timing was great for the season of life I find myself in! I had not read anything else by the author, but she is followed by several of my friends on Facebook.
Heidi St. John is a popular conference speaker, author and blogger-you can read about her here. http://www.thebusymom.com.
Here is a video of the author speaking about the background of the book. https://heidistjohn.com/author/becoming-momstrong#about