Our society understands how terrible the loss of a child is when that child is out of the womb, but what about when a child dies before birth? Or what about the emptiness that comes when a very-much-wanted child is never even conceived?
These quiet, private losses are hard for those who have not experienced them to understand. And these losses leave those who have suffered them feeling alone in their grief.
Not Alone: A Literary and Spiritual Companion for Those Confronted with Infertility and Miscarriage is a resource both for those who have suffered through these experiences and for their friends and relatives, who want to understand what their loved ones are going through.
This collection contains true stories that are: • sensitive, and yet honest • angry and raw, but not despairing • unique, and yet relatable
The contributors to this book are male and female, old and young, some who eventually had children and some who never did, and yet despite their differences, they share a common grief and a common faith.
No experience of miscarriage and infertility is like any other, yet by reading these painful and hope-filled stories, you'll be comforted by knowing there are others who understand the journey you're on, the loss you've suffered, and you will find that even though your loss is uniquely yours, you are not alone.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Are you tired of internalizing the longing and loss—the pain and sorrow? Have you ever wondered if all those feelings and struggles are actually normal? Does it seem as if you can control nothing and God has resigned Himself to complete indifference? Do the clipped, unemotional clichés often received in response turn your stomach and make your blood boil? Do you wish someone somewhere understood a fraction of what is your reality? Then you will find this book to be a companion like no other!!! Not Alone is a powerful compilation of raw testimonials that doesn’t shy away from the harsh realities of infertility and miscarriage but, instead, draws from numerous personal accounts, bringing hope from the ashes of what might have been. Oh, how I wish this book had been available during my struggle, especially at the point when I reached my lowest. But even having read it now, I know this book has helped me further along in the continued healing process. Definitely a book I will be recommending to others. *(I received this novel in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts expressed are my own.)*