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Revell Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load

Out of the Spin Cycle is a devotional for busy moms whose to-do list keeps them on auto-pilot most of the time. She lets mothers know that many of the things on that long list are not things Jesus expects them to do alone. Author Jen Hatmaker speaks to the woman inside the mom addessing issues such as worry, money, marriage, and priorities. Take a few moments and lighten your mother load! Paperback.
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Review 1 for Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
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Date:May 16, 2013
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Emily
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This book is hilarious yet so thought-provoking. Jen encourages moms of little ones but challenges us in our Christian lives as well.
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Review 2 for Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
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A delightful little book

Date:March 3, 2012
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Bean76
Location:San Antonio, TX
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Out of the Spin Cycle by Jen Hatmaker is a sweet little read that I'm sure all moms of all ages and experience will find a delight to read. This 40-day devotional book is full of delicious nuggets of wisdom that will help any mom feel more appreciated and understood, as well as come closer to Jesus Christ daily.
Jen Hatmaker speaks very candidly and honestly about what it's really like to be a mom. She addresses several subjects, including comparing yourself to other moms, feeling like you have to be supermommy, and struggling with being unappreciated in your home. Her candid style brings lots of humor, grace, and love to this book.
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Review 3 for Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
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Date:June 25, 2010
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Julie R
I love this book! Jen Hatmaker is a funny author but she relates her stories to bible truths and questions to think about. My absolute favorite was half-filled bag of Doritoes. After reading it the night before and praying on giving more of my attention and myself to my children throughout the day (not to be like the half-filled bag of Doritoes---you know when you open the bag an it's filled with more air than chips), the following day I kept that thought in my heart and really spent time with my children. I will be buying more Jen Hatmaker books!
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Review 4 for Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
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Date:June 17, 2010
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Christy Lockstein
Out of the Spin Cycle by Jen Hatmaker is a espresso shot of encouragement for Christian moms trying to get it all right. Hatmaker has kept each chapter short, no more than two or three pages, so even the busiest mom can squeeze in reading a chapter a day. The chapters are filled with humorous anecdotes about her own children (Gavin sounds like a hoot!) as well as hilarious and heartwarming stories of motherhood from others. Each one encourages readers to let go of trying to be perfect and to trust God for the strength to get through each day. Sitting down to read this book each night felt like sitting down for a cup of coffee with a good friend who is glad to listen to your tales of woe and then offer the perfect advice to soothe your worried soul. She reminds us that no one is going to get everything exactly right, but we need to focus on the important things: teaching our children about Jesus and to love our neighbors. The book is a perfect gift for a mom-to-be or a mom with lots of experience. Both will find encouragement and a good laugh from a terrific author who has been there.
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Review 5 for Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
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Date:June 14, 2010
Lighthearted. Funny. Occasionally hysterical. Encouraging. Comforting.These are a few words I would use to describe this book by Jen Hatmaker. You will truly feel like you are taking a break from the "spin cycle" when you take time to read one of the many short chapters in this book.As expected in a devotional, the chapters are short (mostly 2 pages) and are encouraging with an impacting message held in each one. Jen's stories were real and easy to relate to making you feel like you are having a good laugh with a friend. The main focus is motherhood and these 40 thoughts are great for any mother of younger children (Newborn to Jr. High).The only reason this book did not get 4 stars in my opinion is that while containing a biblical perspective through the book, it did not always have scripture for each devotional thought. I personally would call this an encouragement book rather than devotional book. However, while I wouldn't use this for my daily time with God, I do think it makes for a great mid-morning, lunch time, or nap time pick-me-up that will bring both laughter and learning to your day.* * * * *Available June 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.
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Review 6 for Out of the Spin Cycle: Devotions to Lighten Your Mother Load
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Date:June 2, 2010
Do you need a good laugh? A dose of mom humor when your well has run dry? If your like me it's nice to know your not alone in motherhood. I really enjoyed this book. Jen Hatmaker has the same take I do on mothering and the honesty to admit she's not perfect! As a Pastor's wife I have often had the added pressure of my husband's "title" to have "perfect" children. God has, however, given me a sense of humor. When one of my children peed on the tree on the front lawn of the church (my oldest boy who at the time was only two) I told those standing around with a smile and laugh that I was still working on converting him from his heathen ways. I could relate all too well (being a mother of 4) to most of her stories! This is an encouraging book for mother's in the all too short season of motherhood. Lighten up, enjoy, before too long they won't be around to be your entertainment!Thank You Baker Publishing and Revell for this review copy!
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