New in the Church Library: Hands Free Life


It’s not too late for New Year’s resolutions! But this book is not about weight loss or firmer abs;­­ the goals in Hands Free Life (249 S) are in its subtitle: 9 Habits for Overcoming Distraction, Living Better, & Loving More. Author Rachel Macy Stafford provides readers with simple, non­intimidating, and motivating methods to let go of distraction and connect with loved ones. She also writes a popular blog, “Hands Free Mama,” magazine articles, and has been featured on television.

Although there’s an emphasis on parenting, the book is applicable for many life situations. As one reviewer wrote: “At last—a book about changing habits that didn’t leave me overwhelmed and doubtful, but rather excited and hopeful! [The] gentle tone, personal reflections, and easy­-to-­embrace habits inspired and encouraged me.”

~Carol Jensen, Church Librarian