{review} How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You?

Another round of #booksforEaster! This one is for you, Momma. Rachael Carman (maybe you know the company she and her husband have built) has written a book based on her experiences as a mom over the years, raising her seven children. It’s called How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You? and here’s more about the book from the publisher:

You’ve probably said these things to your kids, but have you listened to what you’re saying?

“I remember the day you were born.”

“Turn down the music!”

“This is going to hurt me more than it’s going to hurt you.”

“Hold my hand.”

Your heavenly Father wants to tell you many of these same things. Rachael Carman knows how noisy it can be when you’re raising children—she has seven! But this lovely devotional book will help you to hear God’s still, small voice amid the chaos of carpools, cut fingers, and carpet crawlers. You’ll learn how to recognize God’s instructions for you, even as you seek to follow His example as a parent.

Rachael Carman is an author and speaker for Apologia Educational Ministries. The wife of Davis and the mother of seven children, Rachael challenges parents to live by reckless, obedient faith. As a direct reflection of her heart’s desire to encourage, inspire, and celebrate motherhood, Rachael also leads Real Refreshment Retreats, weekend events that energize and invigorate homeschooling mothers with meaningful worship and speakers plus practical encouragement for the homeschool journey.

I have been a fan of the curriculum side of Apologia for years. So when the opportunity came up to review a book from Rachael Carman, I jumped at it. And I’m so glad that I did. How Many Times Do I Have To Tell You? is a fun, encouraging book for any mom. With chapter titles like ‘Come Here!,’ Answer Me When I Call You!,’ and “Please Stop That!’ I’m sure every mom can relate to the lessons and stories in this book. Rachael takes many of the phrases that moms use on their children every day and turns them into lessons on what God wants us to hear.


At the end of each chapter, there is a moment of introspection section. With questions and prayer prompts for a mom to journal or just pray through the lessons in the chapter, these sections are brief but helpful. Each chapter is short – averaging around five pages – but they are the perfect length to be added to a devotional time. It’s the kind of book you can pick up and read a chapter or two at a time without feeling like you have to finish the whole book. It’s encouraging and very well written.

So Mommas, grab this book. Put your feet up. Read a chapter and remember that God still speaks to us and wants us to grow closer to Him as we are raising our children.


{I received this book from LitFuse Reads in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own and no guarantees were made.}



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