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{Book Review} Growing in Gratitude

No matter what our age, race, culture, language, social status, or life circumstances, all Christians should be known as characteristically grateful people. We, above all humans, have overwhelming cause to be thankful.

Mary K. Mohler “Growing in Gratitude”

About the book…

Do you lack joy in your life as a Christian woman? Do you struggle to come before the Lord with thanksgiving? Does suffering or confusion put up a wall of distance in your relationship with Him? Growing in Gratitude by Mary K. Mohler will transform your prayer life, family life, and church life by teaching you how to rediscover the joy of a thankful heart, despite the difficult circumstances, unanswered questions, and suffering we see in this broken world.

About the author…

Mary K. Mohler is the wife of theologian and host of popular podcast The Briefing, Dr. R. Albert Mohler. She is the Founder and Director of the Seminary Wives Institute in Louisville, KY where she has served in ministry alongside her husband at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary for many years. She is the mother of two and grandmother of two.

Some personal thoughts…

Have you ever picked up a book and thought, “I don’t really need this one, but it couldn’t hurt to read it”?

I have. That is precisely what I did with this book.

While at an apologetics conference a few months back with my Dad, I saw that they were having a book signing in the lobby. I peeked in to see what book, and determine whether or not I was interested. I saw that it was a book on gratitude by the wife of one of my favorite teachers, so I figured I would grab a copy. However, I didn’t consider it a necessary book since I didn’t really struggle with gratitude.

Or so I thought.

As I opened the pages over the next week or so, I realized just how much I needed to read this book. I was made aware of how very ungrateful my heart really was, even if my actions cover it up well. I felt as though a much needed surgical operation was taking place, while at the same time, I was sitting on a couch beside Mrs. Mohler as she gently and graciously led me through Scripture, and back to the joy of a thankful heart.

Powerful and gentle. Those are the two words I would use to describe this book.

If you’re looking for a book to go through at a ladies group, or maybe a mother-daughter study, or you just want something of substance to read on the plane, I would highly recommend this much needed book.

Especially if you feel you don’t need to read it. I do believe we are the very ones who need it the most.

Here at The Corner Shelf, you’ll find Growing in Gratitude on The Top Shelf.


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