Remember that you are the very image of God, and that makes all the difference.
Most women don’t consider themselves great. Stuck in an endless routine of cleaning, cooking, and caring for family members, they struggle to find meaning and worth in their daily lives. Exhausted at the end of another busy, chaotic day, they wonder if they have made any measurable progress, if it even matters, if their work counts. This book talks frankly about real life, ministry failures, and the depressing side of Christian womanhood, but in a humorous way that makes you want to pour coffee all over it and try again. Whether we feel capable or not, whether we feel spiritual or not, we are already changing lives. This book is for Christian women in their 20s, 30s, or 40s who may or may not have children, may or may not be tired, and may or may not be addicted to coffee.
Here are a few of the issues Lea Ann addresses in her book:
- How do you define success in your "ordinary" life?
- What failures have been game changers in the way you see your role as wife, mother, and minister of the gospel.
- What do you view as the biggest obstacles to the influence you and other women possess
- How would you describe true leadership and lasting influence?
In Rocking Ordinary, Lea Ann Garfias comes alongside you like a true friend and shows you how an ordinary life can be lived with extraordinary influence. A gifted teacher and storyteller, she meets you exactly where you are — in the everyday, messy, stressful, kids screaming, laundry piling, everyday life, and encourages you, loves you, and roots for you as you begin rocking your ordinary.
Table of Contents
- Part I - Success and Failure
- 1. Run with Patience
- 2. Do Not Be Afraid
- 3. Reach Out
- Part II - The Important People
- 4. The Most Important Part
- 5. Love, Leadership, and Marriage
- 6. Raising Leaders
- Part III - The Painful Parts
- 7. Misshapen Homes
- 8. That Painful Past
- 9. Painful People
- Part IV - Significant Influence
- 10. Leading from the Pew
- 11. Community Influence
- 12. True Compassion
- 13. The Time Budget
- 14. Dare to Dream
Rocking Ordinary is a wonderful reminder to women who want to know that what they do matters. This is a beautiful book to read and to share with a friend.
Tricia Goyer, Mother and author of 55 books
This book is like sitting down with a cup of tea and a friend I didn’t even realize I had been deeply missing. There is so much honesty and healing in the chapters of this book.
Debby Gerth, Ordinary Mom of 3
|Manufacturer||New Leaf Press|
|Subtitle||Holding it Together with Extraordinary Grace|
|Contributors||Lea Ann Garfias|
|Publisher||New Leaf Publishing Group, Inc.|
|Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price||$12.99|
|Dimensions (in inches)||5 1/2 x 8 1/2|