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  • MP3 CD
  • Publisher: Thomas Nelson on Brilliance Audio; MP3 Una edition (29 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1491522712
  • ISBN-13: 978-1491522714
  • Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.3 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,332,863 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Sarah Mae, 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 is involved in ongoing discipleship and teaching ministries to women, parents, homeschooling mothers, and Christian mothers and their children. She is the author of numerous books and articles on Christian motherhood and parenting and leads WholeHearted Mother Conferences. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By janine gee on 26 Feb. 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
I really enjoyed this book! This book is about the relationship between two women Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson, the description reads "I just can't be a mother today"and the fact that these words have been whispered to God in quiet desperation by mothers who love their children to the depths of their soul, but who are struggling with how hard motherhood is. Motherhood turns you inside out and that sometimes you feel overwhelmed by how tired you feel; the days go on and on and you want to be a great mum but you can end up feeling like a failure so much of the time. What happened to all your ideals? When did you end up feeling so....lost?
Sally Mae and Sally Clarkson have been to the edge and back. Desperate is the story of one young mothers trails and one experienced mentor's priceless exhortations. Desperate is not a book about despair, nor is it a rule-laden mothering manual. It's a bouquet from a friend who has been there, reminding us that we are not alone. Sarah Mae's unvarnished account of her own struggles mothering three feisty young children is a lesson in learning patience, loving idiosyncrasies, accepting help, and-most of all-leaning on God.
Each chapter includes a brief bible study with journal exercises to help you find your own quiet centre, and get you back into the fray soul-filled and refreshed. Written with candour, empathy and faith. Desperate is like coffee with a trusted girlfriend; one who knows how hard being a mother can be, and how to navigate the often turbulent road.

Its a great book and I learnt a lot from it its very encouraging and inspired me to take time to be refreshed in God and also its lovely to have other mums sharing their wisdom, it taught me about the importance of mentors too and how we can learn from each other, would highly recommend a great read! The video links at the end of each chapter are great too x
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Thisischristine on 5 April 2013
Format: Kindle Edition
This review is totally biased. I had no idea when I received the text to read and comment, that I had so much in common with the author!

PND with the first baby, a solid faith but needing to find a new way through new challenges, a `fiery' (diplomatic...) middle child and 3 children aged 4 and under. There really is nothing new under the sun!

Needless to say, it resonated with me. I love the format - the way Sarah Mae and Sally take turns to write chapters provide the honest vulnerability of a woman "living it" with the wisdom and advice from a woman who can offer guidance through experience. That is a great formula and one I found very easy to engage with and really feel immersed in.

The challenge from the authors is to find both a mentor and a mentee (apparently, not a word. You know what I mean) to help us through this fairly intense parenting stage. We all feel better when we're giving! I don't know if I can practically make that happen. I'd love to, but I'm stumped. I'm also very fortunate to have a great supportive family around, so I feel less urgent about purposely creating that support network, or village to raise my children. I think it is worth thinking on more though. There will undoubtedly be blessings in diversity, so perhaps there will be more to come in that vein.

Overall, I loved this book. Personally, I am not isolated in the way that Sarah Mae, in particular, describes, but I have been. Or at least I have felt that that way. I recognised the martyrdom in those `inner vows' and I have most certainly muttered them too. I have chosen not to live in the fullness of the joy available to me because I've been gnawing on a bitter root instead. As I have already said, there is nothing new under the sun.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By helen louise hammond on 24 Jan. 2013
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I love the heart God has given both Sarah Mae and Sally Clarkson. This book has been so encouraging and inspiring. I have realised it is such an honour to raise children and how important it is to see motherhood how the Lord does and not the world we live in. Thank you for the wisdom you share.
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Well I am three quarters of the way through this and am finding it sensible, realistic and not full of formulas to try that leave you feeling like you will never be able to live up to them. The writers' point is specifically NOT to do that, but to offer Godly advice and is written as a series of letter between a young mother and her older mentor, then follows thoughts from each of them in each chapter. I read the first two chapters with tears streaming down my face and it made me totally readjust my attitude to my two feisty boys. It just seems like common sense from. Christian point of view, it's non judgmental and very helpful for mothers who find parenting hard and wonder if they're doing it right. It reaffirms the importance of being a mother and I'm glad I bought it.
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