Hi Jo, we are away in the Hawkes Bay & I took your book to read. I devoured it in 2 nights! You've done such a great job in writing it! You were so open & honest about your struggles & your journey to faith. I really admire your honesty, as it's not as easy to let people know your struggles as it is your successes.
I really enjoyed reading it and found it very encouraging. I also really like how you shared books that you have found helpful & also like how you had bible verses woven into it too.
I thought it was very brave of Jess to write her chapter and share her struggles - she did a great job too."
Yvette, Upper Hutt
"Hello Jo! I have just finished reading your book on the train into town. What an incredible achievement you have made. So much encouragement will come from it.Although I am not a single mother (obviously!), I still found the book really enjoyable, encouraging, and in many ways interesting in regards to my own parents splitting up.
I also feel your book has impacted on my focus with my nephews, giving them more dedicated time when i see them and not being distracted - instead focusing purely on them, to be a positive male role model in their lives.
I thought it so well written and really enjoyed reading it. i have taken a number of things away from the book to take on in my life."
Lewis, Lower Hutt
"Dear Jo, I am reading your book. It's wonderful and thought provoking. Thankyou for sharing your life so honestly."
Robynne, Upper Hutt
"Hi Jo. I have just had the best Saturday morning lie in finishing your amazing book.
Loved it. What an encouragement it is, not just for single mothers but anyone with a desire to live their life with Jesus at the centre. By your and your family's honesty throughout the book, it is the perfect illustration of how life without Him will turn bad.
Thanks, feeling so privileged to have read it and will definitely pass it on."
Regardless of how one has become a single parent, Jo Drower’s wonderful testimony illustrates the difference it made to her journey when Jesus came into her life. A journey from the devastation of divorce and addiction to the positive and fresh hope she found in Him.
Jo shares with an honest and truthful heart the ups and downs of single parenting. This is accompanied by helpful practical advice she has gained through her career as a social worker and her spiritual walk through the Bible.
An easy-to-read inspiration to all who walk the single parent journey.
Jocelyn Murray-Currie – Author of Windows on Widowhood; What’s in your Suitcase for Heaven? and God’s Heart for the Poor.
As Jo’s brother, I have observed over the years some of the struggles and some of the joys spoken of in this book. As a Pastor I commend this book to you.
It’s early autobiography chapters are compelling. Its later teaching chapters are informing and helpful. Add to this it’s uniqueness of having a father’s perspective and a daughter’s story, makes this book a valuable and fascinating read.
Mark Gordon – Brother and Pastor
As Jo shares her real life story of being thrust into the role of a single parent, her journey takes her from a hopeless state to true hope when she finds God in the midst of her turmoil.
Jo weaves helpful verses and practical helps throughout her book that make this a great resource for anyone who finds themselves looking for direction as a single parent.
Be encouraged, the journey of a single mum is not an easy road but by the grace of God it can be done and done well.
Tania Fleming – Single Mum & Counsellor