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Would you consider the audio edition of Surprised by Motherhood to be better than the print version?
It's quite special to hear Lisa-Jo's beautiful South African accent.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Surprised by Motherhood?
When Lisa- Jo describe Jesus knitting through the night, weaving the moments of our life and the surprises together and smiling at the beauty of it all.
What does Lisa-Jo Baker bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?
You can hear her deep love for her country, her family, and most of all her God. Listening to her story inspired me.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
No, because I didn't want it to end. I stretched the listening out over days.
Any additional comments?
Lisa-Jo’s book is a Mama’s coming of age tale. As a South-African woman-child, who lost her mother at eighteen Lisa-Jo vowed to never have children, yet Jesus in his great patience and wisdom walked beside her towards a man who loved her something fierce and next to her in a new role (one of many she filled) of “Mama” where He could show her the Father’s ferocious love for his daughter. Lisa-Jo’s words are poetic, oftentimes heartbreaking, always Shalom soaked. The truth in her story made me whole. While listening to her read, healing occurred in the deep places where my own hurts around motherhood hid behind lies. Seriously, I think I fell in love with both Jesus and my family anew after listening to, “Surprised by Motherhood”.
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Beautifully written and read by the author. So refreshingly real. My only complaint? It ended too soon.
Loved this audiobook. I am South African like the author and I related to her stories of her childhood and her experience of motherhood. Though a biography of sorts, it is a love letter to all mothers, her husband, her parents and her children. Beautiful and well worth a listen.