Monday, April 15, 2013

Book It Monday: Mothers and Daughters by Teena M. Stewart

Mothers and Daughters: Mending Strained Relationships came from author Teena M. Stewart's own relationship with her mother. As she worked through the strained relationship with her mother, she says God led her to certain Bible passages, laid a burden on her heart for other mothers and daughters who had issues to work through and concepts to explain what was going on. 

She also spoke with other women who talked about their own mother-daughter relationships--both joys and struggles. Are you in the throes of such a relationship? Do you need some help in getting healthy and forgiveness? Do you desire to have a friendship and effective communication? Do you need hope? 

Mothers and Daughters by Teena M. Stewart

Each chapter has a quote to begin, and ends with questions to work through in order to get a more positive footing. Do you make peace or confront? Do you find out your mother's perspective? What have others done to begin repairing their relationships? If you know someone or you have had issues with your mother, I highly recommend this book. Not only do I have a long and deep friendship with the author of this book, but I've written columns with her. She and her husband, Jeff, have been in ministry for most of their marriage and now run a coffee house ministry in Hickory, North Carolina, Java Journey. She is well-written and has the tools to help any woman who wishes to work through these issues. 

Mothers and daughters. In perhaps no other relationship are our hopes so high, and the dysfunction so disappointing. You feel locked into a hurtful relationship that you must deal with, and it's wearing you down. But Jesus knew the brokenness we would face in the world, even in close places such as family relationships, and still He promised the Counselor would come alongside us. 
In Mothers and Daughters, Teena Stewart will help you name your hurts, face the barriers that stand in the way of a healthy relationship, and forgive even the unforgivable. Learn how to cultivate a friendship, communicate more effectively, and become the change you want to see. There is hope for restoration and renewal.

Teena Stewart is a published author, an accomplished author, and an experienced ministry leader. 

Her newest book, Mothers and Daughters: Mending a Strained Relationship, is available through Beacon Hill. 

Teena has served in ministry leadership for years. Currently, she and her husband, Jeff, are key visionaries and managers of Java Journey, an innovative market place ministry in Hickory, North Carolina. 
Java Journey, a coffee house ministry in Hickory, North Carolina 

Teena's published articles have appeared in Leadership, Discipleship Journal, and Ministry Magazine and many other publications. Book credits include Successful Small Groups from Concept to Practice (Beacon Hill,) and co-authoring The World's Easiest Pocket Guide to Money and Marriage with Jeff Stewart and Larry Burkett and contributions to several anthologies, most recently Follow Your Dreams (Thomas Nelson.) 

For more information on Teena Stewart's art and jewelry visit Serendipitini or see her blog on creativity and reuse. For a complete list of published credits visit Teena's published credits page

For more of her published books see this page. 

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