Saturday, June 18, 2011

The Missional Mom- Helen Lee

The Missional Mom
Living with Purpose at Home & in the World
Helen Lee
Being a missional mom means looking beyond the scope of your own home. We need to realize that the culture around us influences so profoundly that we often fall in contrast to God’s plan. One way to stand out is to live sacrificially, to have eyes like Jesus and see the realities of the world around us. Focusing on those in need, those less fortunate than us and those in third world countries is the crux of being missional.
By being a missional mom you can influence and model for you to raise a missional family.  Helen Lee says “God’s calling is for all Christ Followers: Go and love and serve others. Go and make disciples. Go and be missional. Whatever you do, go out into the world and make a difference.” 
I felt the message of the book was great. We do need to go out into the world and make disciples for Christ. We can all engage in the world by spending time reading the newspaper or watching the news to see what is going on in the world. We can pray for those things. We can probe deeper into an area that God may be calling us to. And we can participate in concrete actions by taking steps of faith.
I believe that this lesson is very seasonal .I think that a mom with very young children, with many children, who homeschools and manages a farm… won’t be in this season for many years. To some degree she can still be missional. Pray for those who are hurting around the world, sponsor a child through world vision; help out at church with missions efforts. I think there should have been more emphasis on the seasons, as it wasn’t really mentioned until late in Chapter 11. Being an overwhelmed mom and reading this book would make me feel more overwhelmed.
 I recommend this book for Moms who are in a season where they can seriously consider being missional. I strongly feel that those who are in the younger years are in their mission field by raising their children.
Disclosure of Material Connection:
I received this book free from Moody Publishers as part of their Blogger Review Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.

1 comment:

  1. I totally agree that there is a season for all things. Moms raising young children in a Christ centered home are doing God's work as surely as Moms in the mission field are. Great review.