Motherhood as Spiritual Practice is the second in Seedbed‘s ‘Spirituality for the Streets’ series. This short collection of reflections took me less than an hour to read and I take it that’s intentional – it’s aimed at the busy mum. The premise of the book is that on top of all the normal guilt that comes along with being a mum, Christian mums have the added pressure of trying to have a quiet time each day. Rather than finding this refreshing, for many it becomes yet another reminder of their inadequacy.
This book moves away from the idea of a quiet time, but it is neither Bible light nor prayer light. Rather, it’s application heavy. Its strength is in showing how prayer and Christian discipleship can permeate all of life. Each chapter addresses an everyday practice of mothering. There are chapters on giving, noticing, grieving, remembering, listening, etc. The writers do two things with these practices. Read more