Tuesday, October 29, 2013

How to Have Peace When You're Falling to Pieces by Rebecca Rode

Title: How to Have Peace When You're Falling to Pieces
Author: Rebecca Rode
Reviewer: Karen
Genre: LDS Non-Fiction
Rating: LOVE
Alerts/Warnings: None
Premise: "'How can I have inner peace as a mother when I feel so stressed and scattered?' For mothers who feel they are constantly juggling multiple demands, How to Have Peace When You're Falling to Pieces is packed with uplifting stories, poems, quotes, and scriptures that instill fresh perspective on the work of a mother" (Amazon.com).
Opinions: For the last few weeks I have carried How to Have Peace in my purse wherever I went, then when I would be waiting at a doctor's office or to pick up my kids from school I would whip it out for some uplifting reading. I have been going through a difficult time lately trying to balance taking care of three incredibly awesome kids (two with some special needs), along with my parents starting the process of divorce, major health issues, and much much more. How appropriate then was it for me to pick up this particular book, written by this lady (and yes I know her and will brag about her).

Through her humor, honesty, and kindness Rebecca Rode opens up to the reader about things she has learned through the trials of life. Utilizing scriptural quotes, personal stories, and fun ideas she makes it easy to relate to her and be a little more honest with myself. As a result of reading this book I have been able to  pinpoint aspects in my life that I can tweak just enough to make my life as a wife, mom, individual easier to manage.Though geared toward LDS (Mormon) moms, I highly recommend this book to anyone looking for that gentle reminder of what you can do to find peace in your life.

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