I have a fabulous book to giveaway this week: A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy! Actually, I’m giving away two of these! Yes, 2! And, oh, can I tell ya… I sure wish I had this book on my bookshelf when I was pregnant with my babies. I’m certain that it would have been a great blessing to me and my family.
My CatholicMom.com friend Sarah Reinhard is the author, and she’s a complete delight to read. I’m actively recruiting her to get her family to move to Texas (there’s a house for sale down the street!) just so I can drop by, drink some of her coffee and chat the morning away. She’s such a breath of fresh air – witty, insightful, understanding and encouraging! Even if you’re out of the ‘baby-bearing era of your life’, this would be a great book to give to a friend, a relative, a daughter or daughter-in-law, or hand off to a new mama in Mass (how fun would THAT be!)!
Here’s a bit about the book, from the lovely author herself:
Unlike other books on the market, A Catholic Mother’s Companion: Walking with Mary from Conception to Baptism begins at conception and includes a 40-week walk through each week of pregnancy, considering both physical and spiritual aspects of this time. It includes sections for preparing spiritually and practically for labor and delivery as well as baptism.
Through all of this, Mary is involved, and that’s really where the heart of the project is for me. As I struggled with feeling like the most ill-equipped person to write this book, it was the image of the Blessed Mother that was my encouragement.
Pregnancy is a lot like that for me: something that’s beautiful and terrifying and nearly impossible. It is my prayer that this book will touch many hearts and be a work of the Holy Spirit for families.
And a few comments from readers:
“Sarah Reinhard combines insight and humor to create yet another must-have book for Catholic moms. Whether this is your first pregnancy or your tenth, you’ll find A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy to be an invaluable resource.”–Jennifer Fulwiler, Blogger at ConversionDiary.com
“Uncertainty, morning sickness, and anxiety suddenly turn to hope and direction in A Catholic Mother’s Companion to Pregnancy, a book that will comfort, guide, and inspire you during your pregnancy.”–Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle, EWTN Host of Everyday Blessings for Catholic Moms
“Sarah Reinhard takes the reader by the hand and walks her through the amazing process that is pregnancy. Never hesitating to explore both the challenges and the joys of this season of life, Sarah has created the guide to pregnancy that Catholic women have been waiting for.”–Hallie Lord, Author of Style, Sex, and Substance
Here’s more about the book, from Sarah Reinhard’s blog:
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