Grace Like Scarlett : Grieving with Hope After Miscarriage and Loss
Though one in four pregnancies ends in loss, miscarriage is shrouded in such secrecy and stigma that the woman who experiences it often feels deeply isolated, unsure how to process her grief. Her body seems to have betrayed her. Her confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Her loved ones don't know what to say. Her heart is broken. She may feel guilty, ashamed, angry, depressed, confused, or alone. With vulnerability and tenderness, Adriel Booker shares her own experience of three consecutive miscarriages, as well as the stories of others. She tackles complex questions about faith and suffering with sensitivity and clarity, inviting women to a place of grace, honesty, and hope in the redemptive purposes of God without offering religious clichés and pat answers. She also shares specific, practical resources, such as ways to help guide children through grief, suggestions for memorializing your baby, and advice on pregnancy after loss, as well as a special section for dads and loved ones.
- Paperback | 224 pages
- 140 x 213 x 15mm | 272g
- 15 May 2018
- Baker Publishing Group
- Baker Academic, Div of Baker Publishing Group
- Ada, MI, United States
- Illustrations, black and white
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"When I experienced the loss of a pregnancy I wanted two things in that place of pain. First, to know that I was not alone in it. Second, to believe there was hope. Adriel Booker offers both."--Holley Gerth, bestselling author of Fiercehearted and What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days "This book is a wise and compassionate companion for moms who are grieving the child they never got to hold."--Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol "Adriel lifts the chin of the tearstained face heavenward with the reminder that Jesus is making all things new and that beauty will rise from ashes. There are few resources for individuals or churches that I have found to be this succinct and powerful."--Ken Wytsma, pastor and author of The Myth of Equality and The Grand Paradox *** If you have experienced a miscarriage, you may feel deeply isolated, unsure how to process your grief. Your body seems to have betrayed you. Your confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Your loved ones don't know what to say. Your heart is broken. With vulnerability and tenderness, Adriel Booker shares intimate stories about her experiences with miscarriage to help you navigate your own grief and know you aren't alone. She tackles complex questions about faith, suffering, and God's will with sensitivity and clarity, devoid of religious clichés or pat answers. Ultimately, Adriel invites you to a wide-open place of grace, honesty, and genuine hope as you discover a redemption story unfolding in the shadows of your loss. She also includes practical resources for ways to help guide children through grief, advice on pregnancy after loss, and special sections for dads and loved ones. Adriel Booker has served in global missions as a speaker, Bible teacher, writer, advocate, and mentor for nearly two decades. Adriel leads The Love A Mama Collective, a movement of women empowering women through safe birth initiatives in the developing world, and co-leads an inner city YWAM community in the heart of Sydney, Australia. For her blog and additional resources, visit www.adrielbooker.com.