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192 pages
Dec 2003
Jossey-Bass Publishing

Prayers for New and Expecting Moms

by Michele Howe

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“Understanding that new moms can face an overwhelming flood of fears and uncertainties, Michele Howe's Prayers for New & Expecting Moms offers words of encouragement and prayers of comfort for young and first-time moms. Identifying with the intimidation of their impending task, her intercessions and reflections offer Christ-centered reassurance for the mission of motherhood.

“One of the most effective means of relaying reassurance is to demonstrate that others have faced what we are facing, and this book shows that. It shares the stories and struggles of women who have successfully weathered the uncertainty of early parenthood. The universal conclusion reached through these stories is, ‘We can't make it without God's strong hand of provision each day.’ So, through prayer and specific scripture verses, each difficulty addressed is put into proper perspective.

“Having written such previous books as Pilgrim Prayers for Single Mothers and Successful Single Moms, Howe is experienced in providing prayerful advice to young mothers. Her uplifting, inspirational style creates a valuable tool to help young mothers, as she puts it, ‘To redirect their struggles to God, who alone has the resource to take the joys and sorrows of motherhood and transform them into something beautifully enduring.’

“This is a great book, not only for women who are expecting a child, but also for any woman who has experienced the joys and struggles of motherhood.” -- Nancy K. Brown, Christian Book

Book Jacket:

Spend a few quiet moments with these uplifting and heartfelt true stories of women who have discovered the joys, unpredictability, and humor of new motherhood. The book's prayers will give you the strength and comfort you need to face the daunting challenges and extraordinary rewards of motherhood.