Friday, June 22, 2012

After Miscarriage Book Review

I recently had the opportunity to review the book After Miscarriage as part of the Catholic Company's reviewer program, and here are my thoughts:

What it is: After Miscarriage is a book for moms who've lost one or more pregnancies.

Who wrote it: Karen Edmisten, a Catholic mom who has had many miscarriages herself (and who blogs about the 3 kids she has on Earth right now and their adventures in unschooling and life in general-I linked her name to her blog for you!)

Overall Impressions: This book is full of Bible verses and personal stories from real women who have struggled with miscarriages. It is encouraging without being too sunshiney for the topic and provides some good information on some of the options available for funerals etc for children who die in the womb (from the Catholic perspective only-while the personal stories and Bible verses will likely be a great comfort to women of any Christian denomination, the information about services available from clergy would probably only apply to Catholics). Overall the book is laid-back and comforting. It is pretty short, and I do think it'd be worth Mrs. Edmisten's time to continue gathering stories and consider publishing and expanded version at some point in the future.

The Bottom Line: A worthy book that will comfort women who are going through or have gone through a miscarriage.

This review was written as part of the Catholic book reviewer program from The Catholic Company. Visit The Catholic Company to find more information on After Miscarriage. This is also a great online Catholic store for all your religious shopping needs, such as gifts for Confirmation and gifts for a baby baptism. I received a free copy of this book for review purposes but received no other compensation for this review.


Karen Edmisten said...

Hi -- thanks so much for sharing your thoughts about the book! I love your idea of an expanded version and would love to do one at some point.

Blessings to you!

Anonymous said...

My friend wrote a beautiful book-it's called: Mommy Please Don't Cry, by Linda DeYmaz It's a beautiful book with gorgeous illustrations. It also has a place for journaling, etc..

Never hurts to have many different resources during such a difficult time.