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4.37  ·  Rating details ·  49 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Mission work is not for the faint of heart. We admire those brave souls who leave behind the comforts of home and go to foreign fields to bring the love of Christ to people in need. And sometimes it feels uninspiring to be stuck at home in the day-to-day of parenting when others are out there changing the world, soul by soul.

Shontell Brewer has a message to renew the spiri
Paperback, 168 pages
Published October 23rd 2018 by Kregel Publications
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Jennifer Bleakley
Sep 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Missionary Mom serves as both a rallying cry and a battle plan in the fight for our children. Packed with practical advice, woven with Scripture, and seasoned with belly-laugh inducing humor, this book is a delight to read. And yet it is so much more than an easy read. It is a foundational book for those who have the noble task of raising children, influencing children, or simply living on a planet full of children. This is a book I will recommend and refer to often in the years to come. I am so ...more
Feb 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I want to give this book to ever mom friend I have! Totally made me wake up to changes I needed to make as a mom and bringing God into mothering. SO GOOD!
Conrade Yap
Oct 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
Parenting is a mission in disguise. The mission field is the home. The missionary is the mom. In a book that packs mission with mothering and parenting with spirituality, we see how faith informs the freedom to let the gospel fill the whole house. Instead of seeing missionary as some individual venturing to foreign lands faraway, we have a missionary who is up close and personal, living under the same roof of the family. Mothering is living with a purpose. Missionary mom is a mother who senses t ...more
Danielle Phillips
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
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Wow. That's all I have. Review over. Kidding but I have been trying to write this post for weeks but I can't seem to articulate how much I loved, how much I learned, how many tears I cried and how many times I put the book down because it made me take a look at my life and that hurts, in the best way possible.

Shontell Brewer used her unique, unapologetic, funny, lighthearted and fierce way with words to bring truth to mommas and then she backs it with scripture. How can I ignore that?

When I thin
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Missionary Mom is a women's Christian living book by author Shontell Brewer. I wanted to read this book because it's from a publisher I trust, Kregel. Although the author is new to me. I think the author wrote this book for mom's who think they may have missed their mission field, or they will go on the mission field once their children are older. When in actuality where they are right now, raising a family, is their mission field.

I like that this is a short book (143-pages) that even busy moms
Tracy Steel
Oct 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fellow moms, you'll laugh. You'll be inspired. You may even become hungry for tacos by the time you finish the last chapter (hint). But most importantly, you'll see the mission God designed for you as a mom as the beautiful and critical one that it is. On most days, I don't need any more tips about motherhood, I need a new 'tude towards motherhood and this book has given me just that! The personal examples from the author are inspiring, the biblical examples and advice is sound and doable. I app ...more
Lauren Lantis
Nov 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As a working, homeschooling mama of 3 littles under 7, lately I've found my role as a mother to be more exhausting and less fulfilling than I'd like it to be. This book definitely found me at the right time in my life! Shontell imparts her insights and enthusiasm for "mama-hood on purpose" in such an honest, encouraging, and often hilarious way, and yet she also challenges you to flip the internal script and change your perspective on the importance of your role in this world, on your children, ...more
Erin Stordeur DeRusha
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Missionary Mom was a great read for moms at any stage of raising kids. It is never too late to model for your kids how to seek God's will for your life, how to pray, how to minister to others, and how to serve. The author touches on all of these topics in such a conversational way that you feel like you are sitting across from a good friend, over a cup of coffee, and she is sharing all she has learned through her own journey through motherhood. I would recommend this book to new moms, frustrated ...more
Tracey Ector
Nov 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
'The mission field is not for the faint hearted' and neither is motherhood!

This book is packed with wisdom and truth about raising children for the Kingdom and is a must read for any Godly momma! Its so easy as a parent to lose sight of the bigger picture but this book pulls you back in to the central truth of why we're doing what we're doing. I know that this book wont be a one time read for me, our struggles as parents are often repetitive through different seasons and I know I will be dipping
Sep 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Missionary Mom has laugh out loud, relatable moments that make every mom feel right at home! The practical advice, with scripture and the little notes, don't miss the notes! They are great! This book is such an easy read, but also it has more weight in my mind than that. The book has weight in the sense that raising children isn't easy and it comes with great responsibility and Shontell Brewer knows the importance of that. This book provides great encouragement and freedom for every mom out ther ...more
Angela Payne
Feb 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it

This book was right up my alley. I love reading all things parenting, especially when it comes to spirituality and how that influences my role as a mom. The author did a fantastic job infusing each page with deep spiritual concepts but not without much humour and practicality. I felt more like I was having a conversation with a mom friend over coffee and found myself laughing out loud at times at her wit. I would highly recommend this book to any mom that is trying to live her best life
Sep 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shontell Brewer's sense of humor shines through in this book . . . and I LOVE it! Written for Christian moms who are in the trenches raising children, this book encourages us to remember that we don't have to travel around the world to be missionaries. There's a mission field under our noses and right next door. Written in a conversational tone, Shontell will have you grinning and growing as a godly mom in no time. ...more
May 11, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for the free, digital ARC copy of this book. I didn't really enjoy this book so much. It is a wonderful book to open up your mother eyes to all of the possibilities around you for ministering to your family and their loved ones. However, it just wasn't what I needed to read at this point in my life. ...more
Sara Mccarthy
Jan 31, 2019 rated it liked it
Practical advice on being a missional mom. The chapter on prayer is really good and chapters 13-17 also very good. Definitely going to put into practice things from these chapters. Some reviews say the book is laugh out loud funny in parts, I did not experience that. Parts are lighthearted and cute though. Worth the read. It’s short and a quick read too.
Jan 05, 2020 rated it liked it
I gave this book 3 stars because of the ebook version. While this book is applicable, the ebook version was difficult to read at points. Some text ran together, and the distinction was missing for things like quotes. I would be interested in seeing a print version of this book.
Ann Van Hine
Oct 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I met Shontell at a writer's conference and purchased her book to encourage and support her. I am so glad I read it. Even though my daughters are grown, Missionary Mom was an informative and delightful read. ...more
Erica Sauer
Mar 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What a great reminder to moms that our mission field is right at our fingertips! Very uplifting book, full of humor and truth about our Godly position as mothers.
Sep 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shontell speaks to the heart of all of us moms...of all ages. Now I am a grandmother but the same heart I used for opening our home to the people we met through our children keeps beating and wanting to make room around our table for new friends of all ages. With humor and wisdom this book is a fun and encouraging read for all people who want to live out the Gospel in the every day <3
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Shontell Brewer is a wife, mother, kindergarten teacher, and associate pastor with Foursquare International in Reno, Nevada. She holds a master of science degree in teaching English as a second language and a master of arts in Christian studies with an emphasis in urban ministry. Her blog, Nonsense at Its Finest, can be found at

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