The Gospel According to Mamma is a collection of twenty-one extraordinary lessons the author learned from her charming and captivating mamma. These “mamma teachings” are packed with sassy inspiration, practical insights and real-life anecdotes. Leaving Georgia with her mamma late one September night when her daddy was en route to end their lives marked the beginning of a lifetime of instruction. How to maintain faith in God and yourself, love the hell out of folks and be happy when there's no obvious reason to be are just a few of the messages you'll find in this book.
PRAISE FOR THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MAMMA
"Annette's first book is a winner! She picked the perfect subject - her irrepressibly joyous mother, who has given her daughter important and inspiring words of wisdom to cherish. If you yearn to help your daughter navigate life experiences with assurance and spunk, give her The Gospel According to Mamma." --Mary Jo Beebe, coauthor of Jesus' Healings and New Testament Healings
"If only there were more mothers like Annette Bridges' mamma: always encouraging, always believing the best of her children, a 'steel magnolia' whose motherly advice is based on the Bible and common sense. Remembering events in her own past, Annette gives us 21 valuable life lessons based on the wisdom of her indefatigable Southern mamma."-Renee Corley, former editor at UPI's religionandspirituality.com
"Once you get to the end of reading about Mamma and her wonderful lessons, you will walk away a little wiser. Annette puts life in perspective. She lives a fulfilling life, just as her Mamma taught her. Whether to find your faith, believe in your self or master the ability to see the good in others, Mamma lessons help you find the positive. There is much to learn from these strong and inspiring women." --SingleMom.com
"A look into the heart and soul of Annette Bridges. It could be anyone's story, but it couldn't be told any better." --Bob Belcher, Managing Editor, Corsicana Daily Sun
"For anyone who has ever had a mother (and you know who you are), synthesizing that experience can leave many of us speechless. It is 'good news' that Annette Bridges is at no loss for words. She liberally shares her mom's gospel in deep drafts of down-to-earth good sense and faith, liberally laced with Southern humor."
--Susan J. Cobb, author of Virgin Territory: How I Found My Inner Guadalupe
"Irresistibly heartfelt. Perfect for all mothers and daughters, past, present and future!" --Jennifer Bridges, author's daughter and Ph.D. student
"I have been hearing stories about Nellie, Annette's Mamma for the last 25 years. Annette makes you feel like you are sitting down with her in her ranch house or on that beach she talks about going to while she shares her Mamma with you from her perspective, with the insights she has gained over her lifetime. I hope you enjoy getting to know Nellie and Annette, 2 Georgia peaches transplanted to Texas. I love the way Annette brings the Bible into her daily life and shares it with us so that we can feel the love of God that is so present today in her life and illustrates how the Bible can show us how to go in ours. Way to go Girlfriend... you finally did it! You wrote a book and it's a winner! I can't wait to share this with my family and friends!" --Kathy Glover, friend to both Annette and her mamma