Starry-Eyed: Seeing Grace in the Unfolding Constellation of Life and MotherhoodMandy Arioto
Light and dark. Joy and pain. The ups and downs of motherhood can be physically, emotionally, and spiritually draining---but it doesn't have to be that way! Sharing humorous and practical insights, Arioto helps you embrace the complexities of parenting---and find grace and m... Read More
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Sep 30, 2016
- UPC: 9780310340409
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 192
- Publish Date: Aug 30, 2016
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- Audience Gender: Female
- BISAC: "REL012030"
- ISBN: 0310340403
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- Misleading in many ways by Janna on 8/29/2016
Unfortunately, I did not find this book to be as advertised at all. First, I did not find the book to match the description online or on its back cover. Second and more concerning, I did not find this book to be what I would expect from either the CEO of a widely-recognized Christian ministry or a Christian publishing company. In my opinion, this book is 2 Timothy 4:3-4 coming to pass before my very eyes. Those verses say, "For the time is coming when people will not endure sound teaching, but having itching ears they will accumulate for themselves teachers to suit their own passions, and will turn away from listening to the truth and wander off into myths." Ms. Arioto's writing seems to point readers to numerous different faith traditions without ever clearly pointing them to Christ. In one afternoon's readings alone, she included a mommy blogger for whom astrology is a central part of her life and who follows the "noble eightfold path"; Albert Schweitzer; humanist Catherine M. Wallace; Jungian psychoanalyst Clarissa Pinkola Estes; a publishing company who publishes materials to help "interest seekers" look at "religion in new ways" and to help them "create ways for those committed to a specific religion to learn from the spirituality of other traditions"; the Essene Book of Days; spiritual healer William John Fitzgerald; and Carl Sagan. She even goes so far as to assert that we are all made of star dust. The fact that this book was written by the CEO of a well-known Christian ministry, is being advertised extensively through that same ministry, and was published by a Christian publishing house is frightening to me for it does not support a Christian worldview or the truth of John 14:6 that Jesus is the only way to the Father. I fear that this book will lead many unsuspecting young moms astray.
- Not a Christian Book by Mom of Three on 6/23/2016
I caution if you are going to read this book to do so with a healthy dose of prayer and discernment. Read what God has to say about these ideas while researching the quotes and references. I was given this book as a gift and have only been able to read the first six chapters. So far most of the ideas, references, and quotes are from mysticism, mythology, eastern theology, etc. It seems the author is trying to point to God by embracing other religions and myths.
“Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.” - Colossians 2:6-8 (NASB)