The End of Me: Finding Resurrection Life in the Daily Sacrifices of Motherhood
There are many books on motherhood but not many that talk about how hard it is – physically, mentally and spiritually – and what to do when you reach your limits.
When Liz Wann became a mother, she was unprepared for how hard it would be. In this book, she writes honestly about these deeply challenging aspects of motherhood and how God works through them to make us more like his Son.
“Coming to the end of who I was, and what motherhood was stripping me of, was a good thing that drove me to Christ and to the power that he supplies in every failure and weakness of motherhood.”
This short, easy-to-read book encourages mothers to depend on Christ when they reach their limits. They will find that God will supply what they need to cope with the daily sacrifices and challenges of motherhood, and that he will use these struggles to make them more like Christ.
Liz has been involved with the ministries of Risen Motherhood and Revive Our Hearts, writing about how God has been working in her life through the hardships of motherhood.
Motherhood is the hardest job I’ve ever had. It’s revealed the depths of my sin, my profound weakness, and my great need for Christ. That’s why I was so encouraged by Liz Wann’s book, The End of Me. This book is gospel-centered encouragement for all moms who struggle with the hard days of motherhood. Liz directs our eyes to see how Christ is formed in us as we die to ourselves and rise to life in him. -- Christina Fox (Counselor, speaker, and author of Idols of a Mother’s Heart and Sufficient Hope: Gospel Meditations and Prayers for Moms)
We all learn by experience that life’s most rewarding things are often also life’s most difficult things. Parenting is certainly no exception, and part of what makes it so tough is the sense of failure that so often accompanies it. If you’re a parent, and specifically a mother, who is aware of your failings, aware of your shortcomings, aware that you aren’t exactly the mother you thought you’d be, then this book is for you. Its promise is not that it will make mothering easy, but that it will point you to the hope and confidence God offers you through the gospel of Jesus Christ. -- Tim Challies (challies.com)