A Mother’s Grace
By Michelle Moore
Reviewed by Meilee Anderson
“A Mother’s Grace” is a collection of short heartwarming and heartbreaking stories of ordinary women doing extraordinary things. I read this book thinking to myself “wow never underestimate the power of a woman!”
Reminiscent of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, the inspirational stories in “A Mother’s Grace” contain profound loss laced with hope. Ultimately these stories are meant to uplift and encourage people. Each story illustrates how women bravely responded to tragedy by building nonprofits designed to help people going through a hard time.
I respected the tales of women who turned tragedies into blessings by paying it forward. I also liked the list of clearly defined steps to establish a nonprofit organization in an easy to grasp no-nonsense manner included at the book’s conclusion.
“A Mother’s Grace” read like a blend of a devotional self-help and personal growth book. I think this book will particularly appeal to women of faith though one does not need to be a spiritual person to appreciate this book. Social workers, counselors, life coaches, and anyone who wants to either make an impact themselves or help someone else can benefit from reading “A Mother’s Grace”.
The author, Michelle Moore is the president and founder of Mother’s Grace, a nonprofit that provides practical help, emotional support and mentorship to help address the vital needs of mothers and their children who are enduring tragic life events. Michelle curated a collection of women with grace and grit who each tell their own story of love, grief and hope in their own words. You may want to have a journal handy while reading this book because after each story is a thought-provoking question posed to the reader. I found working through those questions beneficial.
While reading this book, there were times I got teary eyed and put the book down to catch my breath. My empathy muscles worked overtime while reading. I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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