Wednesday, January 6, 2016
Grieving the Child I Never Knew A Devotional for Comfort in the Loss of Your Unborn or Newly Born Child By Kathe Wunnenberg
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.