Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Handbook for Catholic Moms - Book Review

I am very excited to review my first book with Tiber River for Aquinas and More Catholic Goods.  I was even more excited to get The Handbook for Catholic Moms by Lisa Hendey in the mail a few weeks ago! 
I had The Handbook for Catholic Moms on my wish list for a long time.  I can't remember how I came to find it, but I am sure am glad that I did.  It was a great read and will be a great resource for years to come.  I really enjoyed how all the chapters were laid out:  A Bible verse to start, a story of her own, another relatable story from another resource, (some authors I've read previously and some that are new to me), the main contents of the chapter, quotes relating to the topic, followed by "Mom's Homework" and finally "Resources".  I thought each chapter had a nice flow and ending with the homework and resources brought it all together.

I underlined, circled and starred many words, thoughts and resources.  I plan on going back through the book to start implementing some of the items I marked.   All the ideas and suggestions were simple life suggestions but if you don't have a reminder, or one place where all the ideas are all collected, you could easily forget with the business of life. 
As a mother with three children (ages, one, two, and three) it was nice to hear her encouraging words from her own life, as well as all the other mothers who wrote in with similar stories and alternate ideas to work for an array of Catholic moms.  
Without a doubt I will be visiting Mrs. Hendey's website a lot more as well as referencing my book regularly. 
You can purchase a The Handbook for Catholic Moms here.

I wrote this review of The Handbook for Catholic Moms for the Tiber River Blogger Review program, created by Aquinas and More Catholic Goods, the largest Cathlic store online. For more information and to purchase, please visit Aquinas and More Catholic Goods.

Tiber River is the first Catholic book review site, started in 2000 to help you make informed decisions about Catholic book purchases.

I receive free product samples as compensation for writing reviews for Tiber River.


  1. I met Lisa at the Religious Book Trade Exhibit in Chicago and had the pleasure of hearing her speak on social media in the bookstore business. She was wonderful.

  2. I love books that are so good that you need to mark them up and read them again just to absorb everything. Enjoy!


  3. Sounds like a wonderful book! Thanks for sharing.

  4. sounds great.. and sounds like a book that will be wrinkled in time cause you use and enjoy it so much... and THAT marks a great book!!

  5. Thanks so very much for your kind and thoughtful review of my book! I love to hear that it is helping moms - that was our biggest goal in compiling the book, so it warms my heart to hear that you are highlighting and underlining! Thanks for taking the time to read it and for sharing your thoughts with others. Many blessings to you and your family!

  6. Sounds like a great book!!
    Love ya girlie! :)


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