David C. Cook
As an experienced lawyer, loving wife and dedicated mother, Susan DiMickele frequently feels as if she is Chasing Superwoman. The book by this name is subtitled “A Working Mom’s Adventures in Life and Faith,” and mothers in the workforce can appreciate DiMickele’s journey.
The author begins each of her fifteen chapters with two things: a fitting title and an appropriate Bible passage. This book may take readers by surprise in that it does not take a stand regarding the “Stay-at-Home Mom” versus “Working Mom” debate, but celebrates the different callings of various women. Vignettes reflecting areas of DiMickele’s life tell the story of how she has faced the challenges of balancing family, work, friends, church, and life in general. As she wears her “Devoted Mommy,” “Lady Lawyer” and “Spiritual Mommy” capes, DiMickele helps us examine what a mother’s role is, reminding us each that we need not attempt to be Superwoman. With references to other career women, examples of real life struggles in a wide variety of occupations, and a close look at feminine emotions, goals, and yearnings, the author paints a true-to-life picture of a balanced life wherein a Christian family can have values, priorities, and lots of enjoyment. Men could benefit from reading this book, too. – Angela Knight, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
The Christian community tends to operate under the assumption that the only women attending church are traditional stay-at-home moms. But in truth, more than 75% of mothers with school-age children work outside the home.
Chasing Superwoman gives these working mothers what they've been craving-a funny, intelligent, relevant exploration of what it means to live out a vibrant faith amidst the many demands placed on their time and energy. Chasing Superwoman provides a much needed dialogue (not a formula) about the complex spiritual struggle of the working mother, plus a lot of laughter and encouragement for working women to embrace their busy life and trust God's grace for getting it all done.