With Mother’s Day coming up on Sunday, it’s time to start thinking about getting something special for the Mom in your life. A book is an everlasting gift, and whether you choose fiction to escape, or a Christian Living book for encouragement or growth, we have books for every kind of Mom. Treat her to a book, make her a cup of tea and let her find a quiet spot to enjoy some time alone with one of these inspirational books – available from leading bookshops and online retailers nationwide.

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In Memory-Making Mom, blogger and home-schooling mom of three, Jessica Smartt, shares her family’s journey out of monotony, distraction, and busyness to a life of making lasting memories, and how families can take those memories, together with old and new traditions, to literally breathe life into their homes.

She highlights 10 practices kids need most and offers more than 200 unique customs to enrich your world – plus tips on fighting exhaustion and staying within your budget.

Defiant Joy: Taking Hold of Hope, Beauty, and Life in a Hurting World 
As Christians, we’re told to “be joyful always.” But is that really possible? Speaking from her own experience, Stasi Eldredge shows you how to choose a holy defiance that doesn’t ignore, deny, or diminish life’s heartaches, but leans fully into the experience of knowing God’s presence and promises in the middle of whatever life may bring.

In Beyond the Storm, author and inspirational leader Debra B. Morton reveals the secret to surviving and even thriving in the midst of setbacks and painful circumstances. Sharing personal stories of surviving Hurricane Katrina, she provides readers with the steps that have helped her and many others recover from the storms that threaten to overwhelm us all. Beyond the Storm is a much-needed handbook for flourishing after the devastating effects of life’s blows.

Chayil: Release the Power of a Virtuous Woman
Chayil is a Hebrew word that is connected to strength, wealth, power, influence, wisdom, and military might, and it happens to be the word translated “virtuous” in Proverbs 31. Since the beginning of time chayil, or “virtuous,” women have been created to fight for and defend their homes, families, and other kingdom entities against evil influences. Chayil women have been empowered to organize and activate those under their authority so that everything to which they are assigned runs smoothly and with excellence.

A chayil woman is strong, mighty, and efficient; valiant, virtuous, and victorious. If you want to be empowered to accomplish your kingdom destiny and purpose in Christ, this book is for you! Using numerous examples from Scripture, this book shows women how to tap into the essence of the chayil anointing.

In her book, Healing the Soul of a Woman, Joyce Meyer shows women how Christ’s redeeming love can heal emotional wounds and bring joy into their lives. She shares her personal story of overcoming pain and delves into the journey all women can take to overcome their hurt and heal.

Each chapter guides you through whatever obstacles may be holding you back from finding your true identity as God’s beloved daughter.

Prayers and Declarations for the Woman of God: Confront Strongholds and Stand Firm Against the Enemy
Confront strongholds, cancel the assignments of the enemy, and accomplish mighty exploits for God’s kingdom. Expanding upon the declarative prayers found in her best-selling books, Michelle McClain-Walters brings you a well-rounded guide on topics relevant to women today. Prayers and Declarations for the Woman of God is the ultimate resource for women who yearn to be bold leaders in ministry, in the home, and in personal relationships.

Girl, Wash Your Face
As the founder of the lifestyle website TheChicSite.com and CEO of her own media company, Rachel Hollis developed an immense online community by sharing tips for better living while fearlessly revealing the messiness in her own life. Now, in this challenging and inspiring book, she exposes the twenty lies and misconceptions that too often hold us back from living joyfully and productively, lies we’ve told us so often we don’t even hear them anymore.

Living a Life You Love: Embracing the Adventure of Being Led by the Holy Spirit
Are you more frustrated with your life than at peace with it? Do responsibilities rob you of happiness? Let Joyce Meyer help you rise above your challenges! Encouraging you to relish each moment, she shows how to focus on love, shift your perspective away from outside circumstances, look to the future with joy, and more.

In The Confident Woman, Joyce Meyer draws upon her own personal journey from insecurity to confidence as she shows you how to discover your own true confidence through faith in Jesus Christ. She shows you how to recognize confidence barriers coming your way and how to stand against them. She also explores the seven characteristics of a woman with confidence, which include a woman who knows she is loved, who refuses to live in fear, and who does not live by comparisons. Joyce explains that confidence stems from being positive in your actions and living honestly, but most importantly from having faith, in God and in ourselves.

These books are published and distributed by Struik Christian Media, and are all available at www.cumbooks.co.za