Charm is deceptive and beauty disappears, but a woman who honors the Lord should be praised. Proverbs 31:30
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Desperate: AWESOME Mom Book!
Oh Ladies, I’ve got the perfect book for you to read. I was
blessed while reading it…made me feel so much more “accomplished” as a mom, and
I didn’t do anything different.
What’s this amazing book you ask?
It’s Desperate: Hope for the Mom
Who Needs to Breathe by Sarah Mae & Sally Clarkson.
I first read about the book on
the Better Mom website. They had awesome things to say about the book. A few of
my facebook friends were talking about it. So I had to read it and find out what
it was all about. I’m so so so glad I did!
Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson are
both moms. Sarah is a younger mom, and Sally is a more seasoned mom. Each
chapter starts out with a little from Sarah to Sally and vice versa. You can
feel the loving relationship that Sarah and Sally have developed just by
reading these little letters. Sally is mentoring Sarah and encouraging her
through some of the more difficult times in motherhood, like in Titus 2:3-5 - Likewise,
teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers
or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good.Then
they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children,to be self-controlled and pure, to be
busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one
will malign the word of God.
like these where our society relies heavily on Facebook, Twitter, Media and
other things, its essential to have real like moms and mentors who you can go
and talk and pray with.
writing is so similar to my mom situations. She talks about the happy times,
the not so happy times and everything in between. Sally comforts her through all
of these, using the bible as a reference as well as her own experiences. It’s almost
like you can see the two of them talking this out over coffee.
has changed how I parent. I love my children so deeply and want to show them
Jesus’ love, but some days it’s hard. This book acknowledges that and embraces
it. This book gives you a lot of grace and is focused on Christ. It’s truly a
blessing to any momma out there, young or old!
writing wasn’t applicable enough, they add “Your Turn” and “Something to Do” at
the end of every chapter. This book is now a bible study! The “Your Turn”
section has a bible verse and 2-3 questions that relate to your life. The “Something
to Do” has you set a goal, take action on something, or write in a journal. It’s
so helpful to have a place to start!
recommend this book. I got it as an e-book, but plan to purchase the hard copy
of the book so I can write in it, jot down notes and such, and then pass it
along to my girls, when they are mothers someday.
*I received this book via e-read for my honest review, from Booksneeze.com*