Reading the One Year Book of Hope, by Nancy Guthrie, is like having a daily visit with a good friend. Nancy is no stranger to the world of infant loss, having lost two children in infancy from the same genetic disorder. She is transparent in sharing her story and the gut-wrenching grief that comes from the loss of a child. But at the same time, she challenges us to bring our brokenness before God and allow Him to keep us from a life of bitterness and fear. The book is divided into weekly themes such as "Brokenhearted", "The Presence of God", and "Heaven: Longing for Home". and each day then includes a thoughtful essay from the author, followed by a "Digging Deeper" question, and each week concludes with a meditation and prayer. If you are looking for easy questions and shallow answers, skip this book. If you want to pursue God's hope from the depths of your pain and disappointment, then I strongly recommend The One Year Book of Hope.
Naomi's Circle News
Here you will find articles intended to help you in your journey. Some will be reviews of websites and books. Some will be devotionals, some general articles, and some will be guest bloggers. Feel free to comment and let us know if there is something you would like to see addressed here.
Week 1: Devotional
Week 2: General article about loss
Week 3: Testimony/guest blogger
Week 4: Website/book Review