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It’s never too late to take hold
of what’s most important.
Today’s a great day to start.
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Honoring God and loving our families are our highest priority, but sometimes
we need help keeping them there. For all of us who find ourselves caught in the cycle
of distraction but are looking for a way out, Shiny Things will help us:

  • identify the threat of distractions so we can learn to live with intention

  • resist the pull to be interrupted by non-essentials and focus on God and our priority people

  • purpose to live free from distraction with hearts turned Godward in all we do

Others who are excited about Shiny Things:

“My friends Amanda and Anne-Renee deeply understand the struggle we all face as moms to be present with our family while our attention is pulled in a million different directions. The practical, godly wisdom they share in Shiny Things will meet you right where you are while pointing you back to the moment-by-moment help offered to us by Jesus Himself. Such a needed message for us moms today.”

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Lysa TerKeurst

President of Proverbs 31 Ministries

New York Times best selling author of It's Not Supposed to Be This Way

"This is a kind book for any mom who feels pushed around by her

schedule and pulled away by distraction. What Amanda and Anne-Renee

do for moms in Shiny Things is to bring us back to center by

reminding us of our most basic loves — home, good work, family,

dear friends, and a God who holds us all together. I'm grateful for

the friendship they have with one another that they graciously

extend to us in the pages of this book."

Emily P. Freeman

Wall Street Journal bestselling Author of Simply Tuesday

Host of The Next Right Thing podcast

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"This book is your survival guide to the stop-go-stop-go rollercoaster of parenting. It's not another to-do. It's a to-don't. Here's your permission slip to stop what's sucking the life out of you and find new ways to focus on what's life-giving--to you and your family."


Lisa-Jo Baker

bestselling author of Never Unfriended

co-host of the Out of the Ordinary Podcast

"Shiny Things is a book for every mom! This world is not slowing down

at all, in fact the amount of “shiny things” stealing our attention and

distracting us from the mission of motherhood continues to increase.

This book is needed now more than ever! ... Anne-Renee and Amanda

have written a beautiful message to moms, reminding us all about

what is truly significant about our role in our families and the

purpose God has for us, right where we are!"

Jennifer Smith

author of The Unveiled Wife and Wife After God

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About the


Anne-Renee Gumley and her husband, Andrew, live in Alaska, with their two children and a bunny. Her days are a messy mix of work, motherhood, and ministry, with time reserved for bike rides, breakfast foods, and bonfires. She loves words—especially the mom related ones. You can find Anne-Renee on Instagram @anne_reneegumley and connect with her at anne-reneegumley.com

Amanda Bacon lives in North Carolina with her husband, Jeremy, and their eight

children. She works for Proverbs 31 Ministries and loves encouraging women with biblical

truth and authenticity. When she isn’t driving carpool or feeding people, you can find

her writing, reading, or wandering outdoors. Connect with Amanda on Instagram @amanda_bacon_ and read what she writes at amandabacon.com

Together they write for The Masterpiece Mom and host All the Mom Things Podcast

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