Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child
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Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child

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by Kathe Wunnenberg
     
 

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When the anticipation of your child's birth turns into the grief of miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death, no words on earth can ease your loss. But there is strength and encouragement in the wisdom of others who have been there and found that God's comfort is real. Having experienced three miscarriages and the death of an infant son,

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When the anticipation of your child's birth turns into the grief of miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death, no words on earth can ease your loss. But there is strength and encouragement in the wisdom of others who have been there and found that God's comfort is real. Having experienced three miscarriages and the death of an infant son, Kathe Wunnenberg knows the deep anguish of losing a child. Grieving the Child I Never Knew was born from her personal journey through sorrow. It is a wise and tender companion for mothers whose hearts have been broken—mothers like you whose dreams have been shattered and who wonder how to go on. This devotional collection will help you grieve honestly and well. With seasoned insights and gentle questions, it invites you to present your hurts before God, and to receive over time the healing that He alone can—and will—provide. Each devotion includes:
• Scripture passage and prayer
• 'Steps Toward Healing' questions
• Space for journaling Readings for holidays and special occasions also included

Editorial Reviews

Now and then the joyous anticipation of a child's birth transforms into the disappointment and grief of a miscarriage, tubal pregnancy, stillbirth, or early infant death. Having experienced three miscarriages and the death of an infant son, Kathe Wunnenberg well knows the pervasive and enduring anguish of losing a child. A compendium of thematically appropriate devotions, Grieving The Child I Never Knew arose from her personal journey through sorrow and her desire to offer other parents in her place a wise and tender companion when their hearts have been broken, their dreams abruptly terminated, and their aspirations disrupted by the loss of a child. Each devotion includes a passage of scripture, a prayer, "Steps Toward Healing" questions, and a space for journaling. There are also comforting readings for holidays and special occasions. If you, or someone you know, is suffering the grief of a lost child, then Grieving The Child I Never Knew can be a means toward acquiring comfort, solace, acceptance, and hope.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780310227779
Publisher:
Zondervan
Publication date:
03/28/2001
Pages:
160
Sales rank:
470,116
Product dimensions:
6.25(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.63(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Kathe Wunnenberg is a speaker and writer known for her ability to connect with people and offer them hope. The author of Grieving the Loss of a Loved One, Kathe lives with creative compassion and trains others how to help hurting people. She is the founder and president of Hopelifters, an organization dedicated to multiplying hope and healing to and through the brokenhearted. She lives in Phoenix, Arizona, with her husband and their three living sons.
Find Kathe online at www.hopelifters.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/kathehomanwunnenberg, and on Twitter @hopelifters

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Grieving the Child I Never Knew: A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
kjm31 More than 1 year ago
This book was instrumental to my recovery after the loss of our child. There was a pain so deep, I felt no one could possibly understand, however this book helped me see the light at the end of my tunnel. The clarity I found was life changing- it didn't make my loss any easier- but helped me cope and recover in a healthy manner. I feel like this book helped save my life and have purchased it for friends who, unfortunatley, have been in the same situations. This book is a God-send to women struggling with this type of loss.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this book! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a devotional but i read it more like a book. I loved that it covered all the different emotions you go through. Great book! I highly recommend.
Guest More than 1 year ago
When I miscarried at 12 weeks after my first IVF cycle, this book was my lifeline and only comfort. The author completely understands this type of loss, having experienced many miscarriages and a stillbirth herself. I found myself underlining entire chapters, and using the prayers she provided at the end of each devotional when I could not pray on my own. I felt like I had a friend in this book at a time when I never felt more alone.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is the best book out there that deals with the heartache of losing an unborn child. It really saved me from a life of depression, and helped me thru a very dark time. I would recommend this book to any and everyone who has experianced this kind of loss.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book is helping me so much through the grief process after the stillbirth of my son. All of the feelings that I feel are addressed in this book from Forgiving God to answering the question of How Many Children Do You Have. Not only have I read it I sent it to the three people closest to me so that they can understand my thoughts and feelings.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is my new go-to book for all friends and family who have suffered the loss of an infant during pregnancy or early in life. It is full of comfort and support for the grieving mother. I knew almost from the moment that I received this title that it was going to be hard to read at times. I put it next to the chair I most often nurse my new baby in and pulled it out regularly over the course of a few weeks, sometimes reading through several devotionals at once and sometimes sticking with just one. I made it through the sections on hiding and suffering fairly quickly, nodding along and relating but not needing to do a lot of feeling work as I had done that already. Then I got to Part Three: Questioning. Straight. To. My. Heart. I fully expect that this book will be a part of my grief journey for many years to come. I received a copy of this title through the BookLook Bloggers Review Program in exchange for an honest review.
PJtheEMT4 More than 1 year ago
Grieving the Child I Never Knew A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child By Kathe Wunnenberg is a new hardcover devotional book for those readers who have experienced pregnancy and infant loss. This small sized hardcover book contains 31 short devotions covering a variety of grief and loss topics in light of scripture. Devotions are followed by scripture and thoughts to encourage a journal. The author had experienced pregnancy and infant loss, although the details she provides concerning her personal loss experiences are brief. Nevertheless, having experienced pregnancy and infant loss she is well qualified to speak to other grieving mothers as her words are based on her own grief journey. The book itself is beautifully bound, the pages are thick and durable- perfect for those readers who wish to used the blank lines for recording their own thoughts. The back of the book included selected prayers for grief with blank lines for the reader to insert her own name. There is also a scripture reference guide and a quick guide with suggested devotionals for specific milestones and moments of grief. Wunnenberg clearly understands grief and is well qualified to effectively minister to women who are in deep grief and depression. Her book is quick, with minimal words, and get's directly to the point for those weary mothers experiencing raw grief and who are low on energy. This is a book for an urgent need- perfect for a women in a crisis of grief. There is a presentation page, making this book a suitable gift to give any grieving mother. I personally feel this is the perfect thoughtful expression to give to a grieving mother. For those who know someone experiencing stillbirth, pregnancy loss or infant death- I highly recommend giving this book as a simple gesture to show you care. For those who experienced loss first hand, as I have, I feel this is an okay resource to provide comfort and reminders of God's promises to those who mourn. Personally I think it makes a better gift as a bereaved mom is unlikely to purchase a grief resource for herself. As a blogger for Booklook, I received a copy of this book published by Zondervan for the purpose of writing this review.
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