Amid the cacophony of family life—the homework, the laundry, the dishes, the after-school football practice—it’s a temptation for a mother to simply overlook the really important part of her day, her relationship with Christ. For the 75 percent of American women who also work outside the home, the challenge is compounded by the distraction of daily job pressures.
Whatever a woman’s station in life—single, married with children, or older and facing the special challenges of impaired health or widowhood— Rooted in Love will inspire the Catholic reader to pause and draw strength from her relationship with Christ.
When Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle invited me to participate in the blog tour for her latest book, Rooted in Love: Our Calling as Catholic Women, I accepted enthusiastically. Donna-Marie brings to her writing a softness, a peaceful witness born of time spent in prayer. Gently, she draws her readers toward our real purpose in life: loving and serving God.
In Rooted in Love, Donna-Marie inspires Catholic women to give their minds, hearts and hands to God, and she encourages her readers with “You can do it” messages and anecdotes from her own life experience. She caps each chapter with a Moment to Reflect—steering the reader toward greater holiness with questions for thought and a brief prayer.
Hint, hint: This would be a great Christmas gift for any woman who is serious about her faith!