“Birth divides women more than it brings them together. Anything that brings disunity grieves the heart of our Father in heaven. Let Him be the glue that closes this division and brings unity among women in love, through truth and acceptance.” (Redeeming Childbirth)
Angie Tolpin casts a beautiful vision for making Christ the center of your pregnancy and childbirth in her new book, Redeeming Childbirth. She brings a unique perspective on the redeeming power of pain to challenge her readers to rethink their own ideas.
Shedding light on areas of frequent idolatry in our own birth plans, Angie calls out the disunity amongst Christian sisters over birth methods. I was both convicted and encouraged by her very personal Titus 2 style writing in Redeeming Childbirth.
Through her own birth stories and those of others, Angie shows how God can be glorified in hospital rooms, birthing centers, and home births alike. Not only is Angie passionate about experiencing God’s presence throughout every aspect of your labor and delivery, but she draws spiritual truths and parallels into each area of pregnancy as well.
Redeeming Childbirth is like 9 months of theology lessons and mentor sessions all in one. It’s lengthy (354 pages!), but insightful, and worth keeping by your bed for those nights when the little one kicking in your womb awakens you. Even if you’re not expecting, Redeeming Childbirth will challenge your relationship with your Savior and with your family. It’s truly a refreshing read for moms old and new!
“We need to understand that birth is really just another sanctifying event in our life, an opportunity for spiritual growth. And recognizing this opportunity, we need to purposefully choose to work with the Lord, allowing Him to do a work in us. It takes choosing to surrender so that you can grow.” (Redeeming Childbirth)
- Order your copy of Redeeming Childbirth.
- Get the Kindle version instantly.
- Don’t miss the great giveaways at Redeeming Childbirth this week (including a mini iPad giveaway!).
- Come join the #RedeemingChildbirth Twitter party tonight from 6-7 p.m. PST (9-10 p.m. EST). (Click here for a Twitter party how-to. )
- Visit RedeemingChildbirth.com to watch the launch video, read guest post birth stories, find out about bulk orders, and lots more!
Disclosure: I received a free review copy of this book. Opinions expressed are my own.