Thursday, August 30, 2012

Book Review: Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow

About the Book:

No mother ever expects to grieve the death of her child before or immediately after the child is born. But the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences reports that as many as 31 percent of all pregnancies end in miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss. When the unthinkable happens, where do women turn for help?

Written from the perspective of one grieving mommy to another, Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow is a ten-week study that will encourage and challenge women to delve into a deeper understanding of God's Word. As women engage in biblical teaching, they will learn to embrace God's promises of love, goodness, purpose, comfort, peace, refinement, restoration, hope, and eternity.

"Hope for Today" verses peppered throughout each chapter, journaling cues, prayers, and the stories of other women who have experienced loss will help readers move from grieving in silent solitude to living life in the richness of God's love.

While other books suggest a one-size-fits-all method for grief management or focus on understanding specific causes of child loss, Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow offers comfort for the reader, whatever her situation, by helping her focus on the light of the ultimate Promise, the hope of a Savior, Jesus Christ.

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About the Author:

Teske Drake (PhD, Iowa State University), is mommy to three babies in heaven, mom to two on earth, and wife to her one and only. She is cofounder of Mommies with Hope, a biblically based support group for women who have experienced infant loss.

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My Review of the Book:

I personally have never gone through the loss of a child, but I have has friends that have gone through this pain and could see this book a great source for them.  Although no matter if you have lost a child or not a lot can be learned from this book.  We all go through many situations in our life when we feel loss and this book is a great tool to help one make it through the fog.

What I have learned from my friends is that you never really "get over" the loss of your child, but find the tools to continue on.  I have also learned from them that they wished more people could understand.  I found this book did that for me.  I can not understand what they have gone through, but I can empathize and with the help of this book, hopefully help them with their journey.  If you or someone you know has been through either now or in the future this is a great resource for those parents. Although this is one club you do not wish anyone to be a part of, this book allows one to feel that they truly are NOT alone in a situation when you feel that you are.

If you are looking for more reviews of the book please check out the following link of all the great bloggers in this tour!

Be sure to check out the live webcast!

In coordination with the launch of their fall releases, Kregel will be hosting a live webcast event on September 20 at 8 PM EDT featuring authors Kim Ketola (Cradle My Heart), Teske Drake (Hope for Today, Promises for Tomorrow), and Dawn Scott Jones (When a Woman You Love Was Abused). The webcast will allow women to come together to share their struggles and fears in order to move toward healing and hope. Women will able to support one another and discuss shared experiences in a non-threatening, open and loving environment.

Cat Hoort of Kregel says, ""We are seeking to provide safe means for Christian women to be vulnerable with each other, to seek help and guidance from authors and counselors, and to find encouragement from those who have shared similar experiences. Our hope is that the Women Redeemed webcast will become a forum for hurting women as well as for those who can help. Kim, Teske, and Dawn are all survivors and their stories will surely inspire and equip other women to move toward healing and hope."

To register for the event, just click here. {}

I received a book for review purposes.  The book was in no way influenced by any means and all views are 100% my own!

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