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The Ministry of Motherhood

Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children

Sally Clarkson

About The Ministry of Motherhood

Because Motherhood Isn’t Just a Job. It’s a Calling.

A mother’s day is packed with a multitude of tasks that require energy and time: preparing meals, washing clothes, straightening and cleaning the house, and caring for children. These jobs all are necessary and crucially important. But in the dailyness of providing for a child’ s physical, emotional, and social needs, vital opportunities for spiritual nurture and training can be overlooked.

This doesn’t have to be the case. You can focus your energy on what matters most. Learn how you can:

• Make Life’s Mundane and Nitty-Gritty Moments Work for You and Not Against You.

• Discover Ways to Make Character-Building a Natural Part of Live.

• Teach Your Child in the Same Way Jesus Taught the Disciples.

• Pass on Crucial Gifts that Will Serve Your Family for a Lifetime.

Using biblical wisdom and practical teachings, Sally Clarkson shows how you can make a lasting difference in your child’s life by following the pattern Christ set with his own disciples–a model that will inspire and equip you to intentionally embrace the rewarding, desperately needed, and immeasurably valuable Ministry of Motherhood.


Ministry of Motherhood is the story of one mother who has dared to go beyond the ordinary in loving, leading, and training her children to follow Christ. In this honest and inspiring book, Sally Clarkson paints a stirring vision of a mother’s mission and challenges women to disciple their children to be passionate, devoted servants of Christ.”
–Nancy Leigh DeMoss, author and host of Revive Our Hearts Radio

“Biblical, practical, motivational. This inspiring book belongs on every mother’s nightstand.”
–Linda Dillow, author of Calm My Anxious Heart and coauthor of Intimate Issues

“Here we have a book to substantiate that the ministry of motherhood and the Great Commission are not mutually exclusive, but a complement and catalyst to each other! With an extraordinary blend of humility, challenge, and encouragement, Sally gives an exalted vision to our calling and stewardship as mothers.”
–Debby Thompson, wife and mother with 30 years of ministry leadership, currently with Campus Crusade for Christ, Eastern Europe and Russia 

“If you feel like a hamster on a wheel–you’re running, but you’re not getting anywhere–then The Ministry of Motherhood is for you! Sally Clarkson inspires us to step off that wheel and parent with purpose, not by adding something else to our hectic schedules but by bringing God into everything we do. With down-to-earth, practical examples, she shows us how we, too, can build disciples as we reach our children’s hearts. A very encouraging and easy-to-read book!”
–Sheila Wray Gregoire, author of To Love, Honor, and Vacuum

“My thanks to Sally Clarkson for her sacrifice and dedication and the example her life has been to me. Through her writings she is able to share some of what God has put on her heart. This book, along with her others, reveals her to be a shining example of one committed to honor God in all that they do. May you be blessed as you read this book and continue this journey we call motherhood.”
–Lynn VanWingerden, wife, mother of 23 children, grandmother of 9

About Sally Clarkson

Sally Clarkson is a popular speaker who has worked in various ministries for more than thirty years. She is the author of several books, including The Mission of Motherhood. She and her husband, Clay, are the cofounders of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarkson's live with their four children just outside of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Product Details

224 pages | Published by WaterBrook

On Sale Date: Jan 20, 2004

Trim Size: 5-5/16 x 8

Carton Quantity: 24

By brandi schattle

Sally Clarkson is so inspirational. The Ministry of Motherhood is the first book of her's I have read but it is not the first I have heard of her. I follow her on Facebook, Twitter and on her blog I Take Joy. So when I had the opportunity to read this book I jumped on it. I had been wanting too but hadn't had a chance. In The Ministry of Motherhood: Following Christ's Example in Reaching the Hearts of Our Children Sally (I feel like we...

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By Amber Rowland

This is review has been a long time coming. From the moment I picked it up it brought light and encouragement. I personally go through times where I'm just going through the motions in motherhood and I can imagine there might be other women who can relate to that, too. This book The Ministry of Motherhood, by Sally Clarkson, has been a God send! The book encourages us as mothers to do more than just "mother" our children, but raise...

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By Crystal Green

This is a remarkable book. I have been wanting to be a better mother and definitely gain more patience with them. This book is definitely a great resource for any mother to have! This book comes complete with little devotion like sections that are easy to read. This book also helps a mother to see how their job is compared to being a servant for God to gain more followers for him. Our job is to raise our kids to be examples of love.

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By DaLynn McCoy

I've just finished reading The Ministry of Motherhood by Sally Clarkson, which I received for the purpose of review from Blogging for Books by Waterbrook Multnomah Publishers - one of the outlets I joined in order to have access to some great books and to let my readers know what's new out there! I really enjoyed reading this book, and was encouraged as well as challenged through it. While I didn't necessarily agree with everything in this...

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By Ashley Eneriz

I had heard of Sally Clarkson before, but had not read anything of hers until I picked up Desperate. Reading her words and advice in the book made me long for a woman like that in my life. So of course, I was very excited to read anything else she wrote, including The Ministry of Motherhood. In this encouraging book to moms, Sally does not make you feel guilty for what you have done. Have you ever read a parenting book like that? Or...

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