Long Days of Small Things…We Have a Cover!

Friends, it has been a joy this past year to write my first book, Long Days of Small Things: Motherhood as a Spiritual Discipline (NavPress, 2017). The book is finished (my end of it anyway) and getting ready to be sold March of 2017…which suddenly doesn’t feel that far away!

At the heart of my book is a desire to free Mamas from the burdens of should and ought to and could have and instead awaken them to the amazing, life-giving work we do every day. No, we don’t spend an hour each day alone with God (we don’t go to the bathroom alone either!) No, we don’t spend time fasting for world peace (we’re trying to get in enough food to stave off “morning sickness” while keeping a hunger-striking toddler alive!).

But we are creating. We are nurturing. We empty ourselves constantly for the sake of others. Our days and nights are already filled with service, sacrifice, and perseverance. As I say in the book, maybe Mommy-bootcamp is even better for my soul than a week of silent meditation.

I pray that this book can be life-giving to you, or to someone you love.

Today, I’m excited to share the cover art, and the link to the Amazon page. The team and designers at NavPress/Tyndale grasped the spirit of this book immediately, and I’ve been so grateful for the privilege to work with them. I’ve never doubted that Long Days of Small Things was in the best possible hands.

And so, without further ado…here it is!


I’d be so honored if you visited the Amazon page. There you’ll find the cover, the description…and yes, an opportunity to pre-order. 😉

Thank you, friends.


  1. eek! It looks so cool. LOVE THE TITLE.

    Comment by Heather Caliri — November 11, 2016 @ 6:13 pm

  2. Thanks so much, Heather!

    Comment by Catherine — November 11, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

  3. While I know you are not supposed to “judge a book by its cover,” the advance buzz I’ve heard is that the content is fantastic. Can’t wait to read it and give copies to the young moms I know!

    Comment by Maggie — November 11, 2016 @ 7:51 pm

  4. Thanks Maggie!

    Comment by Catherine — November 11, 2016 @ 8:50 pm

  5. I love where you landed. This is a very compelling cover! Congrats!

    Comment by Dorothy Greco — November 11, 2016 @ 9:23 pm

  6. Thank you so much Dorothy!

    Comment by Catherine — November 11, 2016 @ 9:36 pm

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My aim is to awaken myself and others to the creative, redemptive work of God in this present moment. I am striving to see beauty, learning to expand my perspective, praying to keep my eyes and heart open.

Connect with Catherine at www.catherinemcniel.com.