My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Together: Growing Appetites for God is an inspiring little read that will kindly explain and encourage everyday mamas how to read the Word of God to their children. It is part story, part guide, and all sweet conversation with a mama who understands the challenges of training children. While this may not be the right time for you to read through the entire Bible with your children, this book will encourage you to do something with them.
Reading these 9 chapters is no different than chatting with a friend. They are short, easy, and upbeat. Carrie doesn’t boast about what she has been able to accomplish with her young family, but rather comes along side, holds your hand, and gently explains how you can do the same thing.
This book challenged me, but it did more than that – it gave me hope. I walked away determined to try to read a chapter a day to my children even if it does not go as I plan or look like I want it to. Instead I was encouraged to just do what I know is right and let God do the work of connecting the Word to the hearts of my own children. This book is NOT another to-do list for the already busy mama, but hope for how God can use a few moments of our every day to reap a harvest in our family.
There is no downside. Even if you do not follow in action, this book is an inspiring read. Too often I feel like I have to have elaborate plans to make an impact on my children and Carrie shows us this thought is simply not true.
I highly recommend this sweet little book to any mother, no matter where you are at in your journey of motherhood. It is for every mama – young or old.