Thursday, July 5, 2012

"Heaven In Her Arms" Review

The next book I reviewed for Thomas Nelson's book review group, Book Sneeze, was "Heaven In Her Arms" by Catherine Hickem.  The author is a licensed psychotherapist, wife and mother.  This is a non -fiction book that details ‘why God chose Mary to raise His son and what it means for you.’  I was curious about this book, as a mother, and didn’t know what type of material to expect. Each chapter is clearly labeled with a subject matter, how it relates to Mary, and a scripture.  I thought the book held a good mixture of stories and information from the Bible about Jesus and Mary’s relationship, stories and experiences from the author’s daily life, and practical advice for mothers.  There were a few points in the book that I found myself wanting to scan the chapters instead of reading it in depth.  Some of the material can seem slightly repetitive.  I do think the author does a wonderful job of helping the reader ponder the story of Jesus and Mary instead of just reading over it as we typically do.  There are many things that we, as mothers many years later, can relate to, and learn from.