On this podcast, I sit down with my friend author and editor Ami McConnell to discuss her new book, Faithful Daughter: True, Inspiring Stories Celebrating a Mother’s Legacy and Love.
Ami expresses gratitude toward her own mom in laying the groundwork for her to be a mother, and how that has influenced her relationship with her daughters.
This is a collection of stories from across a full spectrum of daughterhood stories: Including one from a former prostitute, a woman who never wanted to be a mom, and another who survived alcoholism. There are 35 stories in all and the thread that weaves them all together is that each of these stories is hopeful and has faith in spite of or in response to her own mother.
- Women are resilient, and God uses all the things to form us.
- The importance and gift of being a daughter.
- We are earthly daughters and daughters of the Most High King.
- Own your own daughterhood.
- As women, we need to empower one another in our feminity.
Every faithful mother was first a daughter, and the complexities of that relationship influence a woman’s choices and behavior into adulthood, and even to future generations.
Faithful Daughter: True, Inspiring Stories Celebrating a Mother’s Legacy and Love is a beautiful tribute to motherhood. An inspiring collection of 35 intimate stories by women, for women to celebrate God’s faithfulness and the powerful influence of a mother’s love.
These mothers and daughters reveal their heartfelt stories of joy, pride, and grief as they share about the deep bond, the unconditional love, the lifelong connection, as well as the pain, the trials, and the inevitable heartbreak. Through each testimony, you’ll be inspired to explore your own mother/daughter journey, and hopefully find that you are also God s daughter and He loves us just the way we are.
Ami McConnell is a Nashville-based writer & editor. She founded and directs WriterFest Nashville. McConnell formerly served as Editor-in-Chief and VP of Howard Books/Simon & Schuster. For over a decade she acquired fiction for HarperCollins and helped launch a fiction imprint there. Her editing credits include many New York Times bestsellers as well as numerous award winners. A prolific ghostwriter, McConnell co-authored the USA Today Bestseller Kind Is the New Classy by Candace Cameron Bure. She lives with her family in Franklin, Tennessee.