This Book is an Extraordinary Little Gift of Faith
While reading Mother’s Gift, one can clearly feel the love and heart-warming affection the author still has for his mother, who has long since passed. This son has taken his most valued possession, her daily devotionals, and gifted them to his readers, in an unique little read.
Mother’s Gift is a son’s recollection of his mother, Evelyn Rogers. She was born in Georgia, the first to go to college – becoming a school teacher, and then raising her family, as a single parent, after leaving her alcoholic husband.
Throughout the book the author includes pictures of the original devotional book from which Mother’s Gift takes its inspiration, as well as clippings his Mother saved, and pictures from around the community he was raised in.
The son affectionately calls her Mother, instead of today’s Mom or Momma or Mommy. Old-fashioned for our times, but timely enough, as this story was 60 years in the making.
Even though he was but a child when his mother passed, he details her life in such a way that you wished you could have been one of the special people in her life too, for she was well loved within her community.
It was quite evident that Mother was selfless, and in the end, that selflessness may have caused her untimely demise. Nevertheless, she sounds like an extraordinary woman. A warm, caring Mother with a strong commitment to Christ. This is evident in the picture of her worn out daily devotional she had received in 1926 from her own mother. The author, now in his 70’s, still has it to this very day, and deems it one of his most valuable possessions he owns.
After a wonderful insight to his mother’s life, the author finishes with pages of her devotionals, making special note of her favorites.
I enjoyed reading this sad, yet uplifting, little book. A bit unconventional, emotional and just the right amount of faith.