For This Child We Prayed: Living With the Secret Shame of Infertility

For This Child We Prayed: Living With the Secret Shame of Infertility

by Lena Fields-arnold

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Overview

The assumption often is that if a woman or man cannot have children; it must not only be God's will, but true evidence of God's wrath in action. In For This Child We Prayed: Living with the Secret Shame of Infertility, Lena Arnold dispels this horrendous misconception through personal insight, and reflection. In her struggle to have children, she invites us to journey with her. It is a tremendous journey, which takes us through the heartache of a crying, barren womb to sitting with Hannah in the scriptures as she bargains with God for a child...to the man at the pool of Bethesda who experienced the miracle of Christ's healing...to her own personal thoughts as she writes to her future children like Celie wrote to Nettie in Alice Walker's book "The Color Purple." Anyone who has a promise or a dream can benefit from For This Child We Prayed, it teaches you that faith can help you wait as you believe, no matter how long it takes.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940012679932
Publisher: Emperor Publishing LLC
Publication date: 04/20/2011
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 466 KB

About the Author

Lena Arnold is the author of For This Child We Prayed: Living with the Secret Shame of Infertility, For This Dream We Prayed Companion Journal, Strong Black Coffee: Poetry and Prose to Encourage, Enlighten, and Entertain Americans of African Descent, and In the Absence of My Father.

Lena and her husband Horace started INfertility Press an imprint of Emperor Publishing, in an effort to dispel many of the myths associated with infertility in both the African-American and Christian communities.

Her work has been featured in numerous periodicals, including “Free to Fly: Transitions for the Seasons in a Woman’s Life,” published by InSCRIBEd Inspirations. As a motivational speaker, Lena applies the lessons learned from clinical infertility to the social, emotional and spiritual infertility many of us feel in various areas of our lives. As a wife, and mother of three—including her “double blessing” of twin sons—Lena seeks to encourage and empower women to “give birth” to all their dreams!

Lena is also a respected consultant on family and youth issues and has spent the last 20 years working tirelessly on their behalf. She is primarily
responsible for helping non-profits & businesses achieve organizational goals through the creation of effective development strategies.

As a graduate of the Wright State University School of Liberal Arts, she began her career as a, journalist and has written for several periodicals within the Dayton community where she currently resides with her husband and three children. She is consistently sought out as a motivational speaker for her dynamic public speaking abilities.

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