Ordinary Mum, Extraordinary Mission Paperback

Sharing God's Love in Everyday Life

by Anna France-Williams, Joy French

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Written by mums for mums this book is packed full of helps on becoming a missionary in every aspect of your life

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Ordinary Mum, Extraordinary Mission

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  • For anyone worried that motherhood gets in the way of faith
  • This book shows how you can live your calling as a mother and a follower of Jesus
  • You'll be equipped for mission, motherhood, and a more meaningful life

Ordinary Mum Extraordinary Mission is Anna France-Williams & Joy French’s enlightening encouragement for busy mums with a passion to follow God and kthe heart to be part of his mission to the world.

In this book the writers of ‘Soul Food for Women’ invite you to explore what mission looks like for you - a normal, busy mum. But how ever ordinary you think you are, the truth is that you’re called to serve a truly extraordinary God; the God who calls you to be a part of his mission.

Building the extraordinary out of the ordinary, the authors help you rediscover and re-energise your dreams of how you'd make a difference to the world and how you'd change it for the better.

Assuring you that mission isn’t only for some kind of 'special Christian'  - one who is extra holy and knows the Bible backwards, this book will renew your passion to serve God in your own situation. With practical help and stories from the lives of women who have begun to do just that, this where your extraordinary mission begins too.

Ordinary Mum, Extraordinary Mission by Anna France-Williams & Joy French was published by IVP in September 2013 and is our 4736th best seller. The ISBN for Ordinary Mum, Extraordinary Mission is 9781783590247.

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'I wanted to change the world, but I couldn't find a babysitter.'

School runs, packed lunches, play-dates, date night, nappy changes, homework, football, deadlines, bedtime stories, supermarket runs, peace-keeping, juice and biscuits, park trips, the runs, toddler groups, coffee drinking, mum's taxi, potty training, kiss-it-better. These are our lives.

Like you, we are busy mums who want to follow God. We want to be part of his mission to the world.

Perhaps you had big dreams of how you'd make a difference to the world, how you'd change it for the better. But now all you can think about is the next feed.
Or perhaps you think mission is only for 'special Christians' who are extra holy and know their Bible backwards - and you feel that just ticking off each day on the calendar is an achievement.

Wherever you are, whatever you feel, we hope this book will renew your passion to serve God in your own situation. We'd like to share some stories from women who have begun to do just that.

And we want to invite you to explore what mission looks like for a normal mum. Because however ordinary we are, we serve an extraordinary God, and he calls us all to be a part of his mission to transform the earth, bring his kingdom, redeem a new humanity and build his church.

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  1. Help! My calling got shrunk in the wash!
  2. Marriage: Roots and fruits
  3. Character: God in our brokenness
  4. Family Culture: Building a house, shaping a village
  5. Sabbath Rest: Sacred space in a crowded life
  6. Stepping Out: Mission-minded mums
  7. Surrender: Wonder-woman must die
  8. Missional Womanhood: Sourdough and Sisterhood
  9. Mission & Suffering: what happens to mission in a crisis?
  10. Community: Finding your life village



"Are you a new mum and do you feel your dreams of winning the world for Christ are over? Then this book is for you. It is inspirational, practical and refreshingly honest. As you turn the pages you will find yourself becoming excited about the new challenges that motherhood offers you. Buy it. Read it. You will love it!" - Mary Pytches, mum, grandmother, author, speaker and counsellor

"Whether you're nursing a baby through the night, tempering a toddler tantrum or helping out with homework, this amazing book is a gift to any woman working out what life looks like for a 'missional mum'. Encouraging, insightful and honest, Joy and Anna unpack biblical truths, share the testimonies of a range of women, and talk candidly of their own personal struggles on this important topic. Ordinary Mum, Extraordinary Mission is written by sisters in the trenches – who live it, get it and have wisdom for your journey. A must-read." - Jo Saxton, mum, author, pastor and speaker

"Women are God's chosen weapons to bring his kingdom on the earth. This is a thrilling revisit of God's kingdom coming through mothers who hear him and follow. If you want to use your own life, in all its glorious chaos, to change the world, read this book and then do what God tells you!" - Danielle Strickland, mum, author, speaker and Salvation Army officer

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Details for Ordinary Mum, Extraordinary Mission

Author / Artist
Book FormatPaperback
PublisherIVP (September 2013)
Number of Pages160
Thickness215 mm
Height135 mm
Width217 mm
Product Code4238544
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