While the Lord uses many circumstances, situations, and hardships in our lives to transform and sanctify us, he also uses motherhood to make us more like Christ. In my own life, God has used motherhood to reveal idols in my heart, those things I turn to for hope and life outside of him. Sometimes, those idols have been good things, like sleep, time to myself, routines, or the desire to do motherhood well. Sometimes those idols have been finding my meaning, purpose, and identity in what I do as a mom, rather than in who I am in Christ. My book, Idols of a Mother’s Heart, unpacks idolatry in our lives, what it looks like, and what the gospel has to say to it. The specific idols of motherhood I explore are: children, control, comfort, success, and approval.
Each chapter includes a prayer and discussion questions. The book can be read individually or in a group with other moms or even with spiritual mentors.
Here’s what a few of the endorsers have said about the book:
"Page by page, Christina Fox peels back the layers of a mother's heart, helping her pluck out idols until there is nothing left but the grace of God. Idols of a Mother's Heart is a convicting surgery of the soul, as Fox delicately deals with our rogue, wild hearts, continually pointing us back to the transforming work of Jesus Christ – the only one worthy of our worship. With penetrating questions, humble honesty, and gospel freedom on every page, this book will not only stretch and challenge a mother, but point her to the joy and satisfaction found in her Savior alone.”
—Laura Wifler, Co-Founder of Risen Motherhood
“Christina Fox’s heart is on every page as she longs for moms to have a right view of how God sees them. With the gentle nudge of a friend, Christina encourages women to enter into mothering from the only safe place—rest and fullness in Christ.”
—Holly Mackle, author of Same Here, Sisterfriend: Mostly True Tales of Misadventures in Motherhood and Little Hearts, Prepare Him Room.
“In Idols of a Mother’s Heart, Christina Fox writes with a wealth of wisdom and theological understanding. She exposes the idols we often battle in motherhood—control, comfort, achievement, and approval—and helps diagnosis the problem in our own hearts. Most importantly, Christina points to the grace of God by encouraging mothers to turn from idolatry and find life in Christ alone.”
—Melissa Kruger, author of In All Things: A Nine-Week Devotional Bible Study on Unshakeable Joy
I am looking for readers who would be interested in helping me get the word out about this book. What’s in it for you? A free book! What do I need from you? For starters, I will need you to write a review on Amazon and share about the book on social media. If you have a blog, I’d love for you to share about it there as well. I will be sending out an email to launch team members with all the details in the next couple of weeks.
If you’d like to join the launch team, enter your email below and I will contact you with the all the details. I look forward to connecting with you! Please note, the last day to fill your info below is October 2.
Update 10/3/18: The registration for the launch team has closed and I’ve removed the sign up form. Thanks to all those who entered. I will be contacting you soon.