The assumption 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.