I’ve been researching books you may be blessed by. As I’ve said before, books related to infertility are really not my cup of tea, but I respect that they can really benefit most people, so I’ve found a couple more to share.
The first is a devotional book, which I thought was pretty unique. One Amazon reviewer wrote:
I love this book! It has provided comfort many times through our infertility journey. It let me know I was not the only one questioning God at times. I have read this book from cover to cover multiple times. In fact, I pulled it out at the doctor’s office today while waiting for more testing. Highly recommend this book to anyone who is having difficulty conceiving. It is appropriate for wherever you are in your journey.
Another person added:
This book of devotions has been full of wonderful blessings. My husband and I read the book together and it helped to open the line of communication about this difficult time in our lives. We were able to talk about how infertility if affecting both of us. The book was so good I bought it for a friend and now she and her husband are in the process of reading it!
The book is called Longing for a Child: Devotions of Hope for your Journey Through Infertility, by Kathe Wunnenberg. It’s available on Amazon and other booksellers.
The best way to succinctly describe this book is as a “How-To” manual for dealing with the grief of infertility. Each of the three authors have walked this journey and they combine their experiences and expertise (they are professional ministers and a professional counselor) to walk along side the reader through the ins and outs of grief.
The book is divided into 2 sections. The first section deals with identifying the stages of grief and how it manifests specifically in infertility grief. Each chapter identifies a new stage and offers constructive, biblically sound suggestions on navigating it.
The second section focuses more specifically on overall coping and healing, rather than stage specific exercises. It concentrates on the wounded woman’s possible necessity to reconcile with herself and her identity in Christ, with God, with her spouse, her family and/or her friends. The authors challenge the reader to reach beyond her grief out to others around her and encourage the reader to really internalize that God’s plan for her life is not limited by infertility.
I thought this sounded like an original and beneficial read. You can also purchase it at Amazon.
Have you read either of these, or do you have a similar book to recommend? Please comment!