God Is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood

By Katie Faris, Foreword by Megan Hill

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God Is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood

By Katie Faris, Foreword by Megan Hill

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Where Do You Turn When Motherhood Isn’t What You Expected? 

Each mother’s story is unique. While motherhood brings joy and love, it can also bring pain and heartache. It’s often different than expected and it can be hard to know where to turn when difficulty and loneliness rise up. God Is Still Good: Gospel Hope and Comfort for the Unexpected Sorrows of Motherhood invites women to experience God’s comfort and leads moms to put their hope in Christ, despite the unexpected trials of raising children. 

Katie Faris knows well the challenges of parenting. As a mother of 5, she has experienced the trials of motherhood but also knows the comfort of our Savior, Jesus. Through 9 chapters, God Is Still Good offers a biblical context for suffering and hope, answers common questions, and addresses prevalent temptations and lies that mothers are likely to face.

  • Each Chapter Ends with Bible Verses and Questions: Great for individual study or easily adaptable for a women’s ministry or small-group use
  • Biblical Context for Suffering and Hope: Points to biblical figures who teach readers about grief, suffering, and comfort
  • Lie and Truth Chart: Appendix includes 10 lies that women are tempted to believe during suffering, with 10 biblically grounded answers to those lies 

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Katie Faris

Katie Faris (BA, Grove City College) is the author of He Will Be Enough: How God Takes You by the Hand Through Your Hardest Days and Loving My Children: Embracing Biblical Motherhood and a contributing writer to several blogs including the Gospel Coalition and Risen Motherhood. A pastor’s wife and mother to five, Katie lives with her family in New Jersey. To learn more, visit katiefaris.com.

Product Details

Category: Women
Marriage & Family
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 160
Size: 5.25 in x 8.0 in
Weight: 6.42 ounces
ISBN-10: 1-4335-8238-4
ISBN-13: 978-1-4335-8238-7
ISBN-UPC: 9781433582387
Case Quantity: 72
Published: January 17, 2023

Table of Contents

Foreword by Megan Hill

Chapter 1: Motherhood Isn’t What I Expected
Chapter 2: Real Pain, Real Comfort
Chapter 3: Grief-Worthy
Chapter 4: Another Story
Chapter 5: So Many Questions
Chapter 6: God Is Still Good
Chapter 7: God Is Doing Something 
Chapter 8: Learning to Talk 
Chapter 9: The Secret of Biblical Contentment 

Appendix A: Go-To Bible Verses 
Appendix B: Lie and Truth Chart
General Index
Scripture Index


“This book is a lifeline for every mom who has ever felt alienated by the advice to ‘savor the season’ or defeated by the encouragement to ‘enjoy every moment’ of raising her kids—whether because of hard diagnoses, neurodiversity, complicated births, illness, loss, or just the average Tuesday. With gentleness and vulnerability, Katie Faris not only offers suffering mothers validation and permission to grieve their hardships but she also equips them to see their circumstances through the lens of Scripture, renewing their hope and confidence in God’s goodness to them even and especially within the suffering with which they have been entrusted.”
Abbey Wedgeworth, classical home educator; author, Training Young Hearts series

“Katie Faris shows us that parenting is not a pain-free experience, nor should that be our goal; it is a deep dependency on Christ. His strength is made perfect in weakness, and he is forming us through our grief and painful parenting experiences. Be encouraged: the gospel does indeed offer hope, comfort, and purpose in our journey.”
Julie E. Lowe, Counselor and Faculty Member, Christian Counseling & Educational Foundation

“When the gift of motherhood is overshadowed by the grief of motherhood, we need a solid place to set our hope. Katie Faris helps us honestly engage our sorrows and points us to the only one who is enough to sustain and comfort us through them. If the trials of motherhood are overwhelming you and the heartache feels too heavy to bear, this book will be a balm to your weary heart, reminding you that God is still—and always will be—good. Read and find refuge in him.”
Amy DiMarcangelo, author, A Hunger for More: Finding Satisfaction in Jesus When the Good Life Doesn’t Fill You

God Is Still Good helps moms to remember what our sorrows can help us to forget: we’re neither alone nor without hope in Christ. In this book, Katie Faris serves readers as a conduit of God’s comfort—a sympathetic sister who, as a result of her own painful trials in motherhood, has learned to lean on sustaining grace in the midst of desperation, grief, and disappointment. If you’re a weary mother in need of encouragement—wondering how you’re going to make it through the troubles of today—then the practical wisdom in this book is especially for you.”
Christine Chappell, author, Help! My Teen Is Depressed and Help! I’ve Been Diagnosed with a Mental Disorder; Host, Hope + Help Podcast; certified biblical counselor