Book Review: Heaven in Her Arms

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Title: Heaven in Her Arms: Why God Chose Mary to Raise His Son and What It Means for You
Author: Catherine Hickem
Publisher: Thomas Nelson

(It’s been almost 3 months since I announced I’d review this book–my apologies! School reading has taken precedence to pleasure reading.)

Licensed psychotherapist and devote Christian Catherine Hickem share a great story of Mary, mother of Jesus, in Heaven in Her Arms. Hickem address several key attributes of Mary’s, which fluidly guides readers from one chapter to he next. She presents information in a practical manner, with no preaching or judgmental tone.

Although the book is for all women, the ideal audience for this book is mothers. Hickem provides many real-life examples of how Mary’s attributes can uplift mothers from all walks of life. Her honesty in the book’s Prologue about her lifelong desire to be a mother sets a positive tone throughout the book.

I found some aspects of the book difficult to digest–mainly the frequent interaction she had with moms who weren’t empowered by/in their role–but a benefit for other women like me who are not parents. That same love and care can be extended to other children within our churches, families and communities. If you know of a woman who’s heart is for Christ and for children, this is a wonderful book to gift them with.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookSneeze®.com book review bloggers program. I am not required to write a positive review whatsoever. The opinions I have expressed are completely my own. This disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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