Marriage and Family

The Unbreakable Boy

The Unbreakable Boy

The Unbreakable Boy is about an ordinary man with an extraordinary son who is teaching him how to live. Like any other teenager, Austin loves pizza, movies, dancing, and girls. But unlike other 18-year-old boys, Austin has a rare brittle bone disease, which means he has broken almost all of his bones. He was locked away in a mental ward while still a child. And he’s autistic. But Austin doesn’t let any of that stop him. The Unbreakable Boy is the story of Austin’s joyful embrace of life’s tragedies and triumphs, where suffering a broken back is a minor inconvenience and the quest
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Small Talk

Small Talk

Almost every day, one of Amy Julia’s children says something or asks something that prompts her to think more carefully:  “What ‘lasting’ mean?” William wonders when he hears a song about God being an everlasting God. "If the children who died went to heaven, then why are we sad?” Penny asks, when she passes by a funeral for a victim of the Sandy Hook shootings. "I don't wanna' get 'tized!" says Marilee about baptism. These conversations deepen her relationships with her children, but they also deepen and refine her own understanding of what she believes, why she believes it, and
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Wholehearted Living

Wholehearted Living

Wholehearted Living is a book of short, daily readings for women whose season in life affords only limited time for contemplation. It’s a pause button for mothers who want to take a break from talk of juice boxes and snow pants in favor of confronting their fears or reconnecting with their dreams. It’s for moments when you feel drawn toward the divine, as well as for those times when you feel like your frailties are holding you captive and you really just want to stand in the corner, face the wall, and scream. Readers can spend fewer than five minutes
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Found

Found

A Story of Questions, Grace, and Everyday Prayer Embracing a new way to pray and an old way to God. My first year of motherhood I lost prayer. I lost early mornings of quiet, mornings in my pajamas with a Bible in my lap, mornings when I spoke my mind’s chaos into God’s ear and let the chaos come back ordered, holy sealed. I lost peace. I lost clarity and certitude. My faith was never perfect before my son was born, but somewhere in that first year, somewhere in my distraction and exhaustion, I lost the Spirit-life I had known.
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Sun Shine Down

Sun Shine Down

"Lifting my hand, I placed it on my breastbone and slid it towards my navel. My mid-section felt numb. Pushing down, it was as if I tapped another person's toneless stomach. White gauze held my empty abdomen tight. I had been eight months pregnant." *** What if? What if you dreamed of having a beautiful child and in your mind you saw the life you'd share with that child. First steps, little league (or ballet). Maybe the child would play piano or make you proud on the Honor Roll. There'd be eventual graduations, college, even marriage and grandchildren. You might
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MOMumental

MOMumental

"Wow. Jennifer Grant's MOMumental is more than a parenting book. It is a love story reminding us that imperfection should be celebrated, not feared." Kirk Martin, Founder of CelebrateCalm.com and CelebrateADHD.com
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Mom Connection

Mom Connection

Parenting young children is an all-consuming task that can make moms feel isolated, disconnected, and ineffective beyond the walls of their own home. They want to have a part in the bigger scheme of things, to have real friends, and to make the world their children will inherit a better place.
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Always There

Always There

Fifty-two short devotionals to help you reflect on your role as a mother, with numerous entries from Ink authors.
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Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family

Any Day a Beautiful Change: A Story of Faith and Family

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the minister with the baby carriage. In this collection of interrelated personal essays, Katherine Willis Pershey chronicles the story of her life as a young pastor, mother, and wife. At turns hilarious and harrowing, deeply moving and gently instructive, Pershey’s reflections will strike a chord with anyone who has ever rocked a newborn, loved an alcoholic, prayed for the redemption of a troubled relationship, or groped in the dark for the living God. "One could judge this book by how many chuckles it evokes. It is good in that department. One could
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