Sunday, January 13, 2013

Desperate by Sally Clark and Sarah Mae

Paperback: 240 pages
Publisher: Thomas Nelson (January 8, 2013)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1400204666
ISBN-13: 978-1400204663
Price: $15.99
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Description

Desperate is for those who love their children to the depths of their souls but who have also curled up under their covers, fighting back tears, and begging God for help. It's for those who have ever wondered what happened to all their ideals for what having children would be like. For those who have ever felt like all the "experts" have clearly never had a child like theirs. For those who have prayed for a mentor. For those who ever felt lost and alone in motherhood.

In Desperate you will find the story of one young mother's honest account of the desperate feelings experienced in motherhood and one experienced mentor's realistic and gentle exhortations that were forged in the trenches of raising her own four children.

Whether you are a first time mom, or an experienced mom, Desperate will inspire you to be a part of the ultimate goal of the book, to be a part of the no-more-desperate-moms movement.


Review

I do not typically read books on parenting or motherhood. It just isn't one of my interests, even though I'm a mother.

I was pleasantly surprised at how good this book is. I would have loved to read this helpful and encouraging book after I had my first child.

I enjoyed how each chapter begins with correspondence between Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. After you read about each one's personal experience on a particular topic of motherhood.

I gleaned a lot from this book even though my children are not babies anymore.

Desperate is informative and a unique read; balancing two perspectives: Sarah's experience as a young mother versus Sally's years of experience and wisdom.

I also learned the value of younger women having older women as mentors from this book as well.
I did not have any help when I had my children. My husband and I did it all ourselves.

I look back now and know it was by the grace of God we survived and got through very difficult times.

Desperate offers biblical wisdom and practical advice which I recommend for mothers, especially, young mothers.

Sarah Mae (sarahmae.com), listed as one of the Christian Broadcasting Network's "Six Women Leaders to Follow on Twitter," is an influential blogger, conference host, and author of the best-selling ebook 31 Days to Clean: Having a Martha House the Mary Way. She makes her home in the beautiful Amish country of Pennsylvania where she celebrates life with her husband and three children.


Sally Clarkson (itakejoy.com) is the author of several books, including The Ministry of Motherhood, Seasons of a Mother's Heart, and Dancing with My Father. She and her husband, Clay, are the cofounders of Whole Heart Ministries, which encourages and equips Christian parents. The Clarksons live in the shadow of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado Springs, CO.

 

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