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128 pages
Mar 2006
Nelson Books

From a Daughter's Heart to Her Mom: 50 Reflections on Living Well

by Heather Ivester

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Itís Motherís Day on every page of this wonderful book! Fifty thoughtful reflections reveal the true image of a mother, and provide a touching tribute to every woman who wears this title.

Heather Ivester writes directly to the special ladies who are reading this book, inviting them to discover new treasures in their own mother-daughter relationships. The pages flow with a charming conversational touch, as the words evoke beautiful images and heartfelt emotions. Each meditation examines another aspect of motherhood, touching a universal chord of familiarity with the readers. While the influence of mothers is raised to a noble height, it is done in a realistic and honest way. Simple events like baking cookies or bandaging a cut are seen with renewed appreciation and respect.

The pages are beautiful with exquisite photography gently speaking life into the words. An appropriate Bible verse and quotes from well-known people complement the text and anchor it to readersí hearts. The many roles of a mother are sensitively filtered through a daughterís memories and the passing of years. It is this backward glance at childhood that creates a strong emotional involvement. Every woman will see her own mother in this book, as she relives those precious moments that time and distance can never erase.

A little girl often delights in playing dress-up in her motherís clothes. In a sweet and different type of role reversal, these pages dress up a girlís mother in a gracious gown of love and righteousness. Ė Joyce Handzo, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

There are some lessons that a daughter can only learn from her mother. But there is no better affirmation for a mother than words of love and respect from her children. No one but a daughter can convey the sentiments and thoughts that come to mind when reflecting on the mother/daughter relationship. Meditations on subjects such as forgiveness, listening, standing strong, praying hands, and homemade traditions fill the pages of this stunning photo essay.

The From the Heart Series is handsomely designed with four-color design and stunning duoton photography, giving the books a soft, ethereal feel. Each of the fifty emotive meditations communicates universal sentiments and experiences, focusing on a specific relationship, and includes an inspiring quotation or Scripture verse. Other books in this series include From a Friend's Heart and From a Grandmother's Heart.