Book Review: I Need Some Help Here! by Kathi Lipp


My Thoughts About the Book:

Where to begin, where to begin…ok, let’s start with the truth. I first picked up this book thinking that this would probably be a great resource for me to share with the women at my church. You see, I run the Kids & the Women’s Ministries at my church and am always “looking out” for resources to share with my friends. But here’s the catch, you knew there would be a catch, right? I never (ever, like in a million years ever) thought that this book would be one that I would dog ear, highlight, bend back half pages and take notes all throughout…never.

Honestly, I knew it would be good, I’ve known Kathi for years now and completely respect and admire her heart and her work, but how would it apply to me. At my stage of life, with my kids…who are not really “kids” any longer. They are 18 & 20 for goodness sakes, and yet…it was exactly what this worn out mama needed to read. At just the right time.

Don’t you just love when that happens? My kids are good kids, I really can’t complain, but we’ve entered the pre-empty nester season of life and well, let’s just say the dynamics are shifting and this mama is struggling to manage the change in scenery these days. So, what does that have to do with Kathi’s book? Well, just about everything. This book is not just a book for young mama’s, but truth be told, I think they would really get a lot out of it. This book is an incredible resource for ALL MOM’s for every stage and age.

Packed with tons of practical tips, insights and gut wrenching honest transparency Kathi not only gives you insight from a mama who’s already been there and done that, but she’s also brought along some friends of hers for the journey and they share some of their mom insights as well.

With chapters on topics like;

  • When my child is different,
  • When my child is overwhelmed,
  • When my child is troubled,
  • When my child is sick or injured,
  • When my child makes poor choices,
  • When my child is struggling,
  • When my child is left out

There are sure to be things that can meet you right where you are on this motherhood journey. There are more chapters than that, but I wanted you to see that this book jumps head on and wrestles with the tough stuff of motherhood along with the gentle grace and love of our Savior and the partnership of a sweet sisterhood from being with other moms that get what you are going through.

The chapters have sections of “Prayers for My Child” and “Prayers for Me” in them as well as some very practical steps you can take right now as you walk through the sometimes bumpy road of motherhood. “I Need Some Help Here! Hope For When Your Kids Don’t Go According To Plan” is a must read for all moms — I know I’ve been blessed, challenged and strengthened by it and I know you will be too!

From the back of the book:

It’s easy to feel overwhelmed as a parent–and worried and anxious. There are so many areas of a child’s life that can go wrong along the way. What’s a mom to do?

With wit and wisdom, Kathi Lipp meets moms where they are and offers the most powerful hope they have–prayer–for both their kids and themselves. Chapters include

When Your Child Is Running Away from God
When Your Child Makes Poor Choices
When Your Child Is Struggling
When Your Child Is Left Out
When Your Child Is Different

Moms who are overwhelmed or simply need a little support will cherish this expert guidance on praying for their kids–from toddler to teenager–with boldness and confidence.

You can purchase a copy here:

About the Author:


Kathi Lipp inspires thousands of women each year to take beneficial steps in their personal, marital and spiritual lives through purposeful living. With humor and wisdom, Kathi offers hope paired with practical steps to live each facet of our lives with meaning.

Kathi is the author of ten books with Revell Publishers and Harvest House Publishers. She has become well respected on the topics of marriage, children and self-purpose from a biblical perspective. She has four more books slated for release in the next two years.

She is a national speaker and is often featured on Focus on the Family, MOPS International,, and Nickelodeon TV’s Parent Connect as well as a number of other reputable organizations around the country. She was recently named “Best of Broadcast” on Focus on the Family.

She and her husband Roger are the parents of four young adults in San Jose, CA. When she’s not doing laundry, Kathi is speaking at retreats, conferences and women’s events across the US.

Find out more about Kathi Lipp at;

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One Comment

  1. Isn’t it awesome when you find a book that speaks to the heart? I figured it would be about the toddler stages and found out that Kathi’s book was staged just for me! Blessings!

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