Monday, May 15, 2017

Book of the Month: Mothers of Famous Men


     Why do some children grow to be highly respected and godly individuals while others amount to nothing more than wayward miscreants? It can arguably be stated that it is because of the loving care, or lack thereof, provided by their mothers. This book is a collection of short biographies focusing on the Christian character of the mothers of famous men. The author states in the introduction, "My purpose in writing this book was not to extol a few mothers but to pay tribute to the countless number of unselfish, devoted mothers everywhere."


     We often hear of people like John Wesley, Augustine, Abraham Lincoln, and George Washington but rarely is mention made of their mothers, the women who molded them into the men they became. I enjoyed reading the book and, as it's only 154 pages, it didn't take me long to complete. I also really liked the collection of quotes from various notable people on the influence of their mothers. My favorite, and perhaps the most famous, is below.


     No negative comments on this book! It's an excellent read.

My rating for this book:

5 out of 5 stars (I loved it and would recommend it to anyone)


  1. Oh, I've read this book! I agree, it is good! :D

  2. It sounds like an interesting book! Indeed, we should pay more tribute to mothers. I like the style of the cover too. :)

    1. It was indeed. Yes, mothers don't get enough attention, especially in this culture. The cover is rather attractive!

  3. I would like to read this book. It sounds really good. Thanks for the review!