Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Waiting in Wonder ~ Growing In Faith While You're Expecting ~ A Devotional Journal ~ by Catherine Claire Larson ~ Giveaway

About Book

A devotional journal inviting women to embrace the spiritual journey that awaits as they prepare for the high and holy calling of motherhood. 
Expecting a baby is a wonderful and exciting time for a mother-to-be. She’ll experience many joys as she shares the news with family and friends, hears the baby’s heartbeat for the first time, and bonds emotionally while dreaming about the baby to come. She’ll also experience anxieties such as the trials of morning sickness, anticipating the process of labor, and wondering if she’ll be a good mother. They are all times to be remembered and treasured for a lifetime. 
With Waiting in Wonder, readers are guided through the weeks of pregnancy with devotions for reflection and guided questions for pondering deeper into their experiences both spiritually and physically. Each devotion includes Scripture and journaling space for writing personal thoughts, prayers, dreams, even love letters to the growing baby. And when baby is born, mother will be spiritually blessed and hold a lifelong keepsake for rereading and reliving a truly wonder-filled time.

Publication April 16, 2013
  • Thomas Nelson

About Author
I’m Catherine, lover of dappled light, and Blue Ridge hues, of closing my days nestled in my husband’s prayers, and of mornings which bud with baby coos and the voice of my tousled red-headed calling for mama, (that name I wondered if I’d ever get to wear). I’m a collector of words, a cataloger of wonders, and a curator of grace stories.

Visit Catherine's Website: http://www.catherineclairelarson.com/

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My Thoughts
How do I describe this book other than if you are expecting and wish to share your experience with God and the child   He will be gifting to you, this devotional journal will go from week one of until you hold your precious gift from God.  

This journey will give you devotionals and scriptures to meditate on while also explaining the stages along with a peak into the growth of your child titled The Wonder Within.  It even provides a place to write down your thoughts and interpretation of the devotional and scripture,  not only to God but to your child.  The verses are provided as memory verse in each devotional.

I was impressed at the way the book is set up and wish I had this book when I was expecting.  I have five daughters and I am pretty sure they will not be blessing me with anymore than the already fifteen grandchildren.  This year four of my granddaughters with be turning seventeen so I will definitely be recommending this book for their hope chest. I am sure they will not be needing this book for at least five or more years yet. 

My favorite excerpt is page 162, Patient Partners, Patient Parents, and the verse provided: 

Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 
1 Corinthians 13:4

This is a wonderful Keepsake, shower gift and more.

I highly recommend this book. 

I rated this book a 5 out of 5.

Disclosure: I received a free copy of this book from Thomas Nelson for review. I was in no way compensated for this review.  This review is my honest opinion.


  1. This book sounds absolutely wonderful! Thank you for reviewing it. My first child, a boy, is due to arrive in August. :) I keep praying for him and myself & husband that we are the best Christian parents we can be

  2. Sara, If you entered Waiting in Wonder ~ Growing In Faith While You're Expecting ~ A Devotional Journal ~ by Catherine Claire Larson ~ Giveaway then you are the winner.

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