Book Review: Leaving Your Mom Legacy
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I’ve been reading devotionals since I was a young girl. Every year I get a new one, or multiple, depending on how many days they are. In fact, I wrote my own last year, because I could never find a devotional that merged faith and fitness.
Another subject I’ve never read a devotional on is motherhood. However, that recently changed when I took the opportunity to be on the launch team of a new devotional.
The devotional is divided into 2 parts. Part 1 is all about learning from moms of old, as in the women we find in scripture. Part 2 becomes more personal and talks to us women, whether we are mothers, aunts, or grandmothers. But really, it doesn’t matter if you carry one of those titles. This part is how we as women can leave a legacy that reflects the gospel.
The first thing that I noticed, and that I appreciate about the devotional, is the lengthy scripture content. This book is certainly based on God’s word, and Kristina first and foremost wants us to take the time to read scripture and see these truths from the Bible.
The first half of the book dives into the lives of women in the Bible and the legacy they leave. We get the chance to go back to God’s word and read their stories before Kristina breaks it down and gives practical application.
In this section we read about Eve and Mary, a couple of the women you might expect. But we also read about David’s mom, someone who might not immediately come to mind when we think of mothers in the Bible.
The second half of the book is how we can apply God’s word to our daily lives and allow His word to transform us and help us be women who will leave a godly legacy.
Day 18 is just one day that stood out to me. The scripture reference is Proverbs 31. Most women are familiar with the Proverbs 31 woman. Kristina writes, “You can be a hot mess mom and a Proverbs 31 mom.” She goes on to write later on this day, “You can leave a legacy that reflects Christ even when your daily life seems chaotic”.
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The book ends by asking “What kind of legacy do you want to leave?” and then suggesting that we be intentional and let scripture guide us.
Finally Kristin pays a beautiful tribute to her great-grandmother, “Granny” is how she refers to her. It’s a special note and gives me hope that my children, and perhaps grandchildren and great-grandchildren, would have similarly fond memories as I pray that I will leave a godly legacy for them.
I truly enjoyed reading through this devotional and plan to keep it handy to refer to. I recommend it for any woman who wants her legacy to speak of God’s goodness and truth.
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