Buried Dreams: From Devastating Loss to Unimaginable Hope

Buried Dreams: From Devastating Loss to Unimaginable Hope

by Lindsey R. Dennis


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Buried Dreams: From Devastating Loss to Unimaginable Hope by Lindsey R. Dennis

At 20 weeks pregnant, Lindsey Dennis and her husband were told the child she was carrying would not live due to a fatal diagnosis. Later, in another stunning blow, they were told the same news with her second pregnancy. They chose to celebrate both lives alongside a community, both local and online, of hundreds of thousands as she carried each child to term only to bury them 14 months apart from each other.

Through the crushing of their hopes and dreams, they came to know the kind of resurrection hope that can rise from the grave. This experience of infant loss revealed to Dennis how sorrow and suffering are instruments in the hands of God to forge in us a greater joy and hope than one can ever know. This kind of joy can only be discovered when we walk through the deep pain of burying our most precious dreams.

Buried Dreams offers an uplifting perspective, sharing how devastating loss of personal dreams can give way to unimaginable hope and how death can give way to life. Framing her own story of staggering loss and soaring hope with biblical perspective, Dennis highlights that we can never plan for the unexpected turns of this life that sometimes lead to great personal suffering, but we can reach for the One who is there with us in the loss.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781501869112
Publisher: Abingdon Press
Publication date: 09/18/2018
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 379,154
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Lindsey R. Dennis has worked with Cru for over 15 years. She has served in international locations, as well as universities in the States. Within a few weeks of learning the news of her first daughters’ diagnosis, Dennis began to blog about her unfolding story of hope and loss. Within the first week she had thousands of views and within a couple of years, she has had 1.5 million page views and 400,000 unique visitors. She lives in Orlando, Florida with her husband, son, and new baby daughter. You can read her blog at vaporandmist.com.

Table of Contents

1 The Death of Dreams 1

2 The Waiting Hope 15

3 The Darkness Begins 26

4 The Resistant Heart 40

5 The Invitation 50

6 The Hope for Healing 60

7 The Greatest Fairy Story 69

8 The Father's Love 79

9 The Coming Losses 90

10 The Unimagined Joy 102

11 The Explosion of Love 113

12 The Best Is Yet to Come 128

13 The Other Shoe Drops 138

14 The Invitation in Our Suffering 150

15 The Myrtle Tree 159

16 The Lonely Places 169

17 Worshipping in the Darkness 180

18 Eight Twenty-Five 190

19 The Lamenting Heart 204

20 The Unimaginable Hope 218

Epilogue: A Note from Sophie and Dasah's Dad 231

Acknowledgments 237

Notes 243

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