A Brief Synopsis:
I love this little book. It is a piece of Bethany’s heart, that she’s sharing with the rest of us. Her caring, conversational Q&A section composes the first section of the book. In it, she deals with the spiritual, emotional, and physical questions that commonly surround miscarriage, drawing from Scripture, personal experience, and medical journals.
She has pulled together many of the most common questions, and done the research for the reader to give some basic, down-to-earth, helpful answers. The rest of the book is stories, encouragement, articles and poetry from a variety of families who have walked through miscarriage. At the very end is a list of published and online resources that Bethany found helpful, culiminating in a list of Scriptures.
At the very end of the book are photographs of fetal development, and a few of Bethany’s baby. Some might find this distasteful or uncomfortable, but it is common for those who miscarry to wonder what their baby looked like, especially if their miscarriage was traumatic, or had to be completed surgically and there was no opportunity to see their own baby.
Without the benefit of professional editors and publishers, Bethany has created something very special. This book is raw and real. Honest. Feet-on-the-ground. To me, that’s how it should be.
I’ve never found much comfort in flowery language and many stories about miscarriage leave me completely nonplussed because of the broad and unspecific “spirituality” promoted, which is sometimes how books come across because they’re trying to be politically correct and satisfy a widely varied group of belief-holders.
Bethany’s book is unapolagetically from the Christian perspective, and approaches this issue from a 100% pro-life point of view–life begins at conception, and a loss is a loss, no matter how early. It is the best book I have ever come across on the subject of miscarriage, and I only wish it had been available two years ago when I was floundering in the pain and grief of miscarriage.
Shared by Cappuccinosmom at http://homeschoolblogger.com/cappuccinosmom/783886/
I must admit I am a bit biased. Ok – a lot biased. I have known and loved Bethany Kerr for a few years now and knew anything she wrote would be heartfelt and honest. She did not disappoint.
Bethany has just published a book, Answers in a Time of Miscarriage.
It includes personal stories, a Q&A section, and “What Not to Say” section.
Answers in a Time of Miscarriage stirred many emotions in me since I have had 2 miscarriages and struggled after each.
Read More of this review at: http://www.jillstanek.com/2011/04/review-moderator-bethanys-new-book-answers-in-a-time-of-miscarriage/
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Posted by oliver on 16th Jul 2013
this book is very helpful. although a difficult topic to discuss it was a much needed book.
Posted by Jenni on 19th Apr 2013
I did not know what to expect with this book but so many of the questions were ones that really helped me out. Thank you for this book!
Posted by Unknown on 11th Mar 2013
I thought that the book was very uplifting and such a positive support to woman going through this tragic situation. I appreciated the honesty by the author and all the women sharing their stories since this is such a personal and emotional experience. The book was very informational and I thought the author did a great job of answering very commonly asked questions that most women wonder about when going through a miscarriage.