Desperate is a book written by mothers, for mothers. Sarah Mae is a mother with three young children and Sally has four older children. In this book, the reader is given a glimpse into conversations between Sarah and Sally (mentee and mentor). Sarah asks questions that most of us young mother ask: What if I fail my kids? How can I become a more self-discipline person? How do I put away selfish desires? How do I learn to lean into Jesus? How do I choose reality over escapism? The reader is given the opportunity to reflect on her own journey by answering the questions at the end of each chapter.
Motherhood is both beautiful and incredibly challenging. This book provides validation for those mothers who struggle to keep it together, helping you to realize you’re not alone. But it doesn’t leave you there in your fear and doubt. As you read Sally’s encouraging guidance to Sarah, you will be uplifted by the perspective of a seasoned mother who has not only been there, but has found thriving joy in this great calling. There is plenty of real life, practical advice alongside Scriptural admonition that will inspire and uplift you. In Desperate, you will find a mother you can relate to in Sarah Mae and a mother you can look to for wise biblical counsel in Sally Clarkson. This would be a great book to read with a small group of mom-friends. It is a quick and easy read, but one that I will likely go back to from time to time when I need encouragement.
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