Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Expecting with Hope by Teske Drake (Book Review)

Expecting with Hope: Claiming Joy When Expecting a Baby After Loss

By Teske Drake

(received in exchange for an honest review)

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Genre- Christian Life / Women’s Issues 

Published by- Kregel Publications

Copyrighted- 2014

Number of pages- 236

Age Group- Adult (Expecting Mothers)

Description of book- paperback, listed price- $15.99, ISBN 978-0-8254-4337-4

Have you experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss?

Expecting with Hope, by Teske Drake, is filled with hope, God’s hope for you after loss, when expecting again.  This book has ten chapters about the promise of Hope and a Future, Fearless Love, His Presence, Sovereign Refuge, Provision, His Strength, Contentment in Him, Hope, Victory, and Joy.  Each chapter has relevant Bible verses, prayers, five devotions, and a journaling prompt.

The end of the book contains a section about coming to know Jesus, resources for coping with loss, and more about Drake’s website, Mommies with Hope.

Read an excerpt.

About the Author-

Teske Drake currently lives in Iowa with her family.  She has a PhD. in Human Development and Family Studies and is a cofounder of Mommies with Hope.

My thoughts-

I know there are many women in the world who are hurting from the loss of a baby.  I think Expecting with Hope, by Teske Drake, will help them. 

I have never lost a baby, so I can only imagine the hurt, loss, and worry when expecting the next baby.  I do think this will be the perfect book to help with that.  The ten chapter only focus on the promises that come from God that can help with such a loss, like provision, hope, victory, and joy.  Each chapter is filled with a positive message that will help no matter how dark the future may seem.

I liked how the chapters were set up.  There were anecdotes, Bible verses, prayers, devotions, and a journaling prompt.  Drake recommends that the journaling prompt be used in the new baby’s book. 

I recommend this book to anyone who has lost a baby or knows someone who has.

Disclosure of Material Connection- I received Expecting with Hope, by Teske Drake, for free from the Kregel Publications’ Blog Tour.  All links were current when posted.  I was not required to write a positive review.  The opinions I have expressed are my own or those of my family.  I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.

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