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Embracing Motherhood

published by Franciscan Media | Trade Paperback | 141 pages
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Popular author Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is back, this time with a book that addresses the vocation of motherhood, with all its joys and challenges. Using personal recollections, stories, Scripture, papal writings, and quotes from the saints, Donna-Marie encourages women to fully embrace their calling as mothers. The book takes an honest look at family planning, raising sons and daughters in our media age, overcoming perfectionism, single parenting, and dealing with the tough issues today’s families face.The audio edition of this book can be downloaded via Audible. Stock #: T16994

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If you believe that the only vocation a married woman should have is motherhood and no family planning is allowed in the Catholic Church, this is book for you. I will be honest, I haven’t read this book. I have bought it for my daughter-in-law who is not Catholic and now pray that she didn’t read it. I also bought for my 29 year old daughter, who is expecting her first child in a month. I thought it would be an encouraging book. After our daughter read the first chapter she was nearly in tears. It seems she read that since they did not have children as soon as they were married and practiced natural family planning (as taught in their pre-Cana classes), she was a bad Catholic and a sinner. She is a practicing Catholic and has a strong faith. The author’s strong opinions and judgments have upset her horribly. Fortunately, she has a church family and priests who are excited for her coming birth. They will remind her of how Christ wants us to live. I hope our daughter-in-law will never read it. She already doesn’t like our faith and this will certainly reinforce her negative thoughts about Catholics. I will update this review, if my daughter reads more and feels differently but I didn’t want another buyer to not know what this book is about. I know there are people who feel like the author and this is the book for them.

Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic wife and mother of five. Host and creator of EWTN’s TV series Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms, she is an internationally known speaker, award-winning journalist, and bestselling author of numerous Catholic books, including The Domestic Church: Room by Room, published by Servant Books.

Product Type:  Book

Item Number:  #T16994

ISBN:  9780867169942

Publication Date:  12/16/2011

BISAC:  RELIGION / Christian Living / Family & relationships

Imprint:  Servant

Trim Size:  139.7 mm X 215.9 mm X 10.16 mm
(Approx. 5.5 in X 8.5 in X 0.39 in X )

Pages:  141

List Price:  $ 3.00