“Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet: Finding Grace and Laughter, When Motherhood Gets Real,” (David C. Cook, 978-0781414845, Paperback ) releases July 1, 2017.Order your copy here!
“Through hysterical retelling of her real life parenting adventures, Kastner sheds light on the common struggles of raising children and assures readers that God has all of the seemingly impossible messes under control. Kastner’s honest and comforting message reminds us that no one is perfect, and God doesn’t expect us to be. An inspiring book for all Christian parents doing the best they can!” — Simple Grace magazine
Loving Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet—a super fun mommy-manifesto that’s relatable and encouraging. I appreciate Jessica Kastner’s way of running all the parenting adventures through a comforting sift of grace. If you ever struggle with feeling you’re a less-than-perfect mom (and come on, don’t we all), oh girl, this book! —Rhonda Rhea, TV personality and author of 12 books, including Fix-Her-Upper and the novel, Turtles in the Road
“Hiding from the Kids in My Prayer Closet” embodies the famous quote “comparison is the thief of joy.” Instead of focusing on failure, Kastner wants moms to transfer that energy into finding happiness in their own messy, imperfect ways. Kastner’s tales of imperfect, faith-based motherhood will resonate with moms who feel they don’t always succeed at “mothering” but love the path God has put them on anyway
—Angelia White, Publisher Hope for Women magazine
“In this era when we’re constantly told to BE more and DO more, we need voices like Jessica’s to remind us that we can do less and laugh more instead. With humor and truth, she reminds us to lean on God as we navigate the hard parts of motherhood, even when we feel like the job does NOT come naturally!”
— Jamie C. Martin, co-founder of SimpleHomeschool.net and author of Give Your Child the World