Monday, March 23, 2009

Real Moms...Real Jesus

Hearts at Home recently released Real Moms...Real Jesus by Jill Savage. I am so excited about this book And to celebrate its release I am going to give away one copy! To enter the drawing simply leave a comment! You have until Friday (March 27th) at noon to enter.

Today I’d like to welcome author and speaker, Jill Savage. Jill’s recent book Real Moms…Real Jesus, just released, and I wanted to ask her about her real mom moments..

Jill, tell us a little bit about yourself and your family.
Mark and I have been married 25 years and we have five children. Anne is 24 and married to our wonderful son-in-love, Matt. Evan is 21 and married to our beautiful daughter-in-love, Julie. Erica is 18 and a college student at Heartland Community College. Kolya is 15 and in the 8th grade. We adopted Kolya at the age of 9 from Russia---the God story about his adoption is included in the Real Moms…Real Jesus book. And Austin is 12 and in the 7th grade.

Tell us about your newest book Real Moms...Real Jesus?
Real Moms…Real Jesus is a book designed to help moms understand that when Jesus lived on this earth he was fully God, yet fully man. We don’t often think about the fact that he was a human being and he lived the full human experience: pain, hunger, fatigue, frustration, betrayal, disappointment. He experienced it all!

There’s one verse in the Bible about Jesus that simply says “large crowds followed him everywhere he went.” Well, isn’t that the life of a mom? Large crowds follow her to the bathroom. They follow her to the kitchen. To the grocery store. She’s in high demand! And when Jesus lived on this earth, He was in high demand, too.

Why did you want to write this book?
Most of us long for a friend who understands. Yes, we need girlfriends who understand what our life is like. But we also need to understand that we have a friend who understands in Jesus. Too many of us think of God as being distant and unable to relate to our daily struggles. But nothing could be further from the truth! He understands and he wants us to build our friendship with Him. He wants to not only be our Savior, but also our Friend.

What do you hope your readers will gain from this book?
I hope that readers will gain a new perspective about their relationship with Jesus. I also hope to weave God’s truth into the daily life of a mom.

What unique elements will the reader find in Real Moms…Real Jesus?
Each chapter looks at some character trait in Jesus’ life that can help us in our life as a mom. In between the chapters are interactive vignettes that provide brief, refreshing glimpses into our real, messy, busy lives.

There are also questions at the end of the chapter for further consideration and suggested Bible reading in the book of Matthew. If the reader chooses to pursue the suggested reading, she will have read the book of Matthew completely by the end of the book!

There is also a leader’s guide in the back of the book so it can be used in a group setting.

This is a Hearts at Home book. What is Hearts at Home?
Hearts at Home is an organization that encourages, educates, and equips women in the profession of motherhood. Hearts at Home encourages moms through annual conferences, our extensive website (, a free bi-weekly electronic newsletter, a radio program, and an entire line of books designed to meet the needs of moms all over the world!

Any closing thoughts?
I am very excited about this book! I believe that if a mom can strengthen her relationship with Jesus Christ, she will feel more equipped to be the mom she wants to be. I’m also offering an online book discussion on my blog beginning Tuesday, April 7. If you’d like to join us, you can subscribe to my blog at

I’d love to hear a reader’s thoughts after they read the book, too! You can connect to me through my blog at

Thanks, Jill, for taking time out of your busy schedule to share your real mom, real Jesus moments with us.

You can purchase your own copy of Real Moms…Real Jesus by clicking here.

And be sure to check out Hearts at Home, their conferences for moms, and all their online resources


April Hartter said...

Pick me! Pick me! :)I had a great time at the HAH conf. this year! Enjoyed seeing you on stage, Megan ;)

Kristy said...

I thought this book looked GREAT & thought about buying it at the conference. I too thought you did great, Meg!

Ashley Baner said...

I have been convicted to start another Chirstian book...hint, hint.

christine said...

Count me in! I love a good read & this one sounds extremely life-applicable.

Janelle said...

I'd love to read this book! Good to see you at the conference, Megan!

Summer said...

here's hoping! :)

Minders said...

Sounds like a great book!

Wendy said...

Great post Megan! Hope I get to win :)

- Wendy Prather

Jessica said...

Sounds like a great read!

Marla said...

Thought I would join in on the fun. Sounds like a really good book.

Carrie said...

I really enjoyed Jamie's talk at MOPS and gave her info sheet to my friend that ALSO adopted from Guatamala in 2007. I'm hoping my friend will email Jamie. I didn't go to HAH this year but heard it was great.

D. Postma said...

I went to a HAH conference years ago. Loved it. I'm sure the book would be great.

Anonymous said...

Oh, I would love to win this! Pick me!!


Buki Family said...

this sounds like it might be worth my time to read!
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Sarah said...

sounds great megan, please sign me up!!

Busy Mom said...

This of course has to be a great book. There were just so many to choose from at Hearts. I also enjoyed seeing you on stage at Hearts and getting to glimpse at your special trip. How incredible it was and so very touching!

Francine said...

this looks like a awesome read.. i would so love to get this. please include me and thanks for doing the contest.
also i am doing a contest actually two right now go check them out.

lmkirb said...

I wouldlove the chance to read this book. It sounds like it would be a wonderful book that I could pass on to other family members.
Thanks for the chance!!