Momology by Shelly Radic is the 2010 theme for MOPS International and was designed and written for a new generation of mothers. However, while the concept is good, I personally felt that it was leaving the "older" generation of mothers completely behind.
The book is set in a format that is easy to read in short amounts of time - maybe during a 2am feeding, or while waiting to pick up a child from pre-school, or at any "break" in our mothering days! This feature is nice, but there is also the side of it that makes it feel disjointed and a little challenging to follow completely through to make one resounding impact. Because there is such variety of material covered it can be a little overwhelming despite the simple and easy-reading layout. However, the book is very interactive which allows for good discussion possibilities if you and a friend read it at the same time.
As far as the content goes, I think it was rather shallow. This book may be a great encouragement for very young (I'm not that old!) or new Moms, but as a Mom of 3 it felt pretty redundant and over-dramatized in some ways. I know that may sound harsh, but I think it's important to find (write) a book that will meet a broader scope of mothers when you are making it your theme book for a wide range of woman such as MOPS. It does have a lot of practical tips for daily life that many younger or newer moms will find helpful. But my main concern with the content is that it approaches motherhood from a much more secular perspective than with a Bible based perspective.
My overall thought is that while it's a good book, maybe even fun to read with all the little stories and tid-bits sprinkled throughout, it's not my first choice for reading about the topic of Motherhood. On the same note, it's not the worst either, so enjoy it for whatever it is and for the laughs that it holds, too.
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Available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group
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