Reclaiming Motherhood from a Culture Gone Mad by Samantha Stephenson is an aptly-titled book for our age. It seems that, no matter where we turn, motherhood is under attack. This troubling phenomenon has dangerous repercussions for our society.
The author explores a number of different aspects of motherhood, from childbirth to breastfeeding. Stephenson is crystal clear when it comes to articulating the Catholic faith and its applicability to motherhood.
It takes a certain amount of courage to take on critics of Church teaching, and Stephenson demonstrates this bravery to a striking degree.
My hope is that this book will open up new, civil conversations about the roles of mothers in society and the irreplaceable position they play in our world.