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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2014
The problem of infertility has reached epidemic levels in our society. It is projected that 40 percent of women currently 25 and younger will have difficulty conceiving a child or reaching a live birth.
Amanda Hope Haley had married David, the man of her dreams, and earned a masters degree from Harvard. She and David purchased their first home and settled down to start a family. All her hopes and dreams were coming true according to planuntil the family didnt happen. After spending seven years begging God for a child, Amanda discovered that God gives only one hope: Jesus. Amanda having a baby wasnt to be her happy ending. Finding wholeness by hoping only in God was her happy ending!
Using Amandas personal stories, and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, Barren Among the Fruitful surrounds those women struggling with infertility or miscarriage with a sense of community while providing honest facts. It leads women from confusion to understanding. Each chapter is titled with a well-meaning, but sometimes thoughtless comment Amanda was offered during her seven-year struggle with infertility.
- Personal stories from women who have struggled with infertility or miscarriage
- An honest look at the problem of infertility
- Questions for individual thought or group discussion
apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5woman's bible studyOctober 19, 2015apple blossomGrand Forks, NDAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4Take a journey with God as you dig into His Word and learn. The InScribed series is a very in-depth Bible study. You'll enjoy them studying by yourself or with a group of ladies. The studies are geared toward women. Many different themes you can choose which fits your need the best. You are bound to grow closer to God as you study what it is He would have you to study.
loreallepaAge: 35-44Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Amazing!November 29, 2014loreallepaAge: 35-44Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5While I've never struggled with infertility, that doesn't negate the fact that millions of hearts are broken daily by it. Infertility is a heartbreaking condition that many women in my life have experienced, or are currently going through. This book is a real, honest look at infertility and is written by someone who knows the pain firsthand. She infuses humor into every chapter by titling them with questions often asked of women.
Amanda uses personal stories from women who have struggled with infertility or miscarriage to create a powerful book that will help women navigate this difficult road. I definitely recommend this book, and I will be passing my copy along to a friend who is on this journey right now.
These books were provided to me free of charge by Book Look in return for my honest review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.
lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Barren Among the FruitfulOctober 17, 2014lcjohnson1988IndianaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Amanda shares with women not only her journey, but that of many others. I know women who went through similar trials and heartache; it is never easy. For those who havent traveled this path, you might want to read through the book to help you understand what is hard to explain to those who have had children. One of the best characteristics of a study that I look for is whether an author has experienced drawing near to God for themselves before writing for others. Im glad to tell you that is indeed the case here.
One unique discovery I came across was that the introduction was written by Amandas mother who also experienced barrenness. Society tends to place much pressure on whether a marriage produces children or not, and that pressure is hard to carry day after day. What Amanda shares with readers is how God walks them through infertility and brings them to a place where they never thought they could be content. Another aspect Amandas study brings forth is that a change of perspective isnt something one can do for oneself, but when drawing near to God, He does the impossible.