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The Ascetic Lives of Mothers

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Order No. 9781936270958

Subtitle: A Prayer Book for Orthodox Moms

by Annalisa Boyd

Annalisa Boyd knows motherhood—its challenges, its joys, and its potential for spiritual growth. In this prayer book she offers a wide selection of prayers mothers can use to intercede for their families as well as to grow in virtue themselves.

About the author:

Annalisa Boyd has been married to her wonderful husband for 21 years. Together they have 8 children, through birth and adoption, and have fostered 31 (so far). She is a bread baker, candy maker, self -proclaimed doula, avid tea drinker, and a normal mom working out her salvation with fear and trembling. She and her family live on their one-acre micro farm in the beautiful foothills of the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. It is her greatest desire to follow Christ wherever He leads and to encourage children and mamas in their journey heavenward. 

Annalisa is also the author of Hear Me: A Prayer book for Teens and Special Agents of Christ: A Prayer Book for Young Orthodox Saints.


Author / Editor: Annalisa Boyd

Format: Paperback

Dimensions: 5 X 8 inches

Page Length: 176 pages

ISBN: 978-1-936270-95-8

Publisher: Ancient Faith Publishing

Retail Price: $12.95


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  1. Great Book 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2014

    This a really great book, thank you to the author finally writing a great inspiration for mothers.

  2. One For The Mamas 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 29th Apr 2014

    After a discussion in Chapter I of the Virtues - or "good spiritual habits" - taught by the Church, Annalisa moves on to a frank look at despair in Chapter III, "Tea Time at the Abyss: Prayers in Times of Trouble". She offers Scripture verses and prayers about everything from anger, anxiety, and difficult pregnancy to envy, financial strain, and infertility.

    I especially appreciated Chapter VII, "Prayers Through the Stages of Motherhood" (it included prayers for Grandmothers), and Chapter VIII, "Prayers for Godchildren and 'Bonus' Children" (with lots of good tips regarding the responsibilities of Godparents.) She includes an honest look at Stepmothers and "bonus" children, asking: "Did you ever think of the fact that the Theotokos was a stepmother?")

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