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Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: B&H Books
Publication Date: 2010
|Dimensions: 8.50 X 5.50 X 0.64 (inches)|
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In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth.
Upon receiving the original diagnosis, Angie started a blog (Bring the Rain) to keep family and friends informed of their journey. Soon, the site exploded in popularity, connecting with thousands who were either experiencing their own heartbreaking situations or simply curious about how God could carry someone through something so tragic. I Will Carry You tells the powerful story of a parent losing her child, interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus to help those who mourn to still have hope—to find grace and peace in the sacred dance of grief and joy.
Best-selling author and speaker
Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah) and author of the popular blog entitled Bring the Rain. She holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.
I Will Carry You is a safe place of refuge in the wake of loss, narrated by a woman who has been there. Both intimate and biblical, it will have the feeling of sitting down with someone you have always known who can walk you through a beautiful Christ-given example of how to face tragedy. And as one trained in child psychology, Angie also guides readers toward not only their own healing but how to help their children heal during times of the loss of loved ones.
Smith does more than just weep for the loss of her child. She uses her masters degree in developmental psychology to educate parents on how they should explain a childs death to any siblings dealing with the loss. Smith has three young daughters who suffer along with her and a husband who also grieves. She approaches this subject with delicate hands and grace.
The most moving chapter is fifteen, wherein Smith writes a letter to her daughter Audrey. This intimate conversation prompts tear. Here is a quote from the letter: He (God) somehow gave us an entire lifetime of memories in such a short time. I would recommend this book to anyone struggling through loss or grief. You dont have to be a mother or a parent to appreciate the lessons in this book. Smiths simple words and sincere heart make this book a powerful text. I highly recommend this book. Tamara Peachy, www.ChristianBookPreviews.com
hollymarieSaskatchewan, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Beautiful, heartbreaking, gave me hopeFebruary 21, 2013hollymarieSaskatchewan, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5This was one of the best books I have read in awhile. Angie's openess, vulnerability and faith was inspiring. I'm going through a hard time in my life right now due to infertility, and the hope that Angie had while waiting on God through her trials, made ME feel hopeful in my own trial. I highly recommend this to any woman, or a man whose wife experienced a miscarriage or the loss of a child.
JaneeceKearney, NebraskaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5To HealJanuary 31, 2013JaneeceKearney, NebraskaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5During the healing process I was just stuck. This book was key to healing and moving on. I still refer to it. I love Angie's words about the Fathers heart and how we need to be completely honest with Him even in pain and anger. Very easy read...highly recommend it! :)
bcoukTexasAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Experience of hope in tragedyApril 12, 2012bcoukTexasAge: Over 65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A must read for anyone who has experienced or has a loved one who has had to make the decision of whether or not to continue a pregnancy after being told by her doctor her baby will not survive.
darlene5 Stars Out Of 5Must have bookJanuary 18, 2012darleneQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Any one who has had a miscarriage,loss of a new born ,or greiving grandmothers(me).
I purchased this book as a gift for my daughters and daughter in law who have all walked this journey.
Compassionate,tear jerker,scripture related book.
Written with a wonderful ability to share a most difficult subject...
GritsyVAAge: 55-65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5January 4, 2012GritsyVAAge: 55-65Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Excellent, powerful book to help anyone walking through a difficult season of life... regardless of the difficulty being experienced. Bought several copies to give as Christmas gifts and to have on hand to share with those who are grieving. Angie Smith is so transparent throughout the book as she shares her journey of grief.