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About the BookThe authors help women understand and apply the gospel to common issues they face so they can connect their Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum. Women can experience hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.
A PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLERMotherhood is hard. In a world of five-step lists and silver-bullet solutions to become perfect parents, mothers are burdened with mixed messages about who they are and what choices they should make. If you feel pulled between high-fives and hard words, with culture's solutions only raising more questions, you're not alone. But there is hope. You might think that Scripture doesn't have much to say about the food you make for breakfast, how you view your postpartum body, or what school choice you make for your children, but a deeper look reveals that the Bible provides the framework for finding answers to your specific questions about modern motherhood. Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help you understand and apply the gospel to common issues moms face so you can connect your Sunday morning faith to the Monday morning tantrum. Discover how closely the gospel connects with today's motherhood. Join Emily and Laura as they walk through the redemptive story and reveal how the gospel applies to your everyday life, bringing hope, freedom, and joy in every area of motherhood.
"Risen Motherhood delivers practical and present wisdom, anchored to timeless biblical truth. In Risen Motherhood, moms find empathy, encouragement, and the reminder that true hope for moms is through the transforming work of the gospel, alone."
--Ruth Chou Simons, bestselling author of GraceLaced and Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship
"Risen Motherhood points us to the Source and Sustainer of resurrection vitality and life that weary mamas so desperately need. Its pages are Word-saturated, helping us to think biblically about how the gospel applies to the majestic and the mundane moments of motherhood."
--Karen Hodge, board chair of Risen Motherhood, coordinator of women's ministries for the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), and coauthor of Transformed and Life-Giving Leadership
"Admittedly, I am not exactly the core audience for Risen Motherhood--the ministry or the book. That said, I always keep my ear to the ground for ministries I can grow to trust and then recommend to others. I'm delighted to say that for as long as I've followed Emily's and Laura's work I have benefitted from it. Even better, I have seen many Christian moms I know and love read their website, listen to their podcast, and grow through it. I'm thankful they've now added this book to the many channels through which they serve God by serving his people."
--Tim Challies, bestselling author and popular blogger and book reviewer
"Emily and Laura are the best friends I wish I'd had during the difficult days of early motherhood, when my patience wore thin, my boredom loomed large, and my sense of worth and purpose became muddled. The wisdom they have to offer in the pages of this book is seasoned and scriptural."
--Nancy Guthrie, author, Bible teacher, and ongoing pursuer of risen motherhood
"Emily and Laura want you to know the gospel so intimately that it sinks deep into your mind and heart and transforms every tiny corner of your life. These two moms are wonderful traveling companions--they know the heat of the moment, the temptations that come with deep trials, and the unexpected pain of Legos underfoot. Let their life-giving words point you to Christ and remind you that the light of the Son has dawned and that you walk in the warmth of a risen motherhood."
--Abigail Dodds, author of (A)Typical Woman, blogger and regular contributor at Desiring God
"Parenting is often the crucible in which we learn what we can and cannot control. Laura and Emily remind us that while we cannot control people or circumstances, we can control our perspective. They offer us a framework for motherhood that transcends time and culture but that also faithfully addresses us in the here and now. I'm thankful for this hope-filled book."
--Jen Wilkin, director of classes and curriculum, The Village Church, and author of Women of the Word, None like Him, and In His Image
"Reading Risen Motherhood is like enjoying a long conversation with two girlfriends who will make you laugh out loud, comfort your tears, and faithfully speak life-giving words of truth to your soul. With wisdom and insight, Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler help moms connect the story line of Scripture to the daily realities of motherhood. This book is one every mom should read--I can't wait to share it with others!"
--Melissa Kruger, director of women's content for The Gospel Coalition and the author of Walking with God in the Season of Motherhood
"This wonderful book offers deep sympathy and understanding to those who face the stress and challenges of motherhood. It also provides moms with a clear vision of their profound purpose and the hope they need to live vibrantly and meaningfully within this divine role. I highly recommend this book."
--Sally Clarkson, bestselling author and host of the At Home with Sally podcast
About the Author
Emily Jensen and Laura Wifler are the cofounders of the Risen Motherhood ministry and cohosts of the chart-topping podcast. They are also in the trenches of motherhood, right alongside their readers. With a combination of accessibility, relatability, and solid biblical knowledge, Emily and Laura have a knack for simplifying complex scriptural truths, relating and applying them to everyday life. God has consistently and powerfully used the voices of these two moms to captivate women around the world with the gospel. As sisters-in-law, Emily and Laura both live in central Iowa with their families.