Every so often, I really, really wish a book was written to address my particular needs. In fact, that’s the main reason I wrote First Bites – I desperately needed that information when I was a new mother.
I remember needing a lot of books while I was pregnant – and many suitable ones hadn’t been written. One book that I would have loved is Angie Tolpin’s new release, Redeeming Childbirth. Throughout her book, Tolpin exhorts women to seek God in all things – including pregnancy and childbirth. This perspective is sorely lacking in today’s culture.
In Redeeming Childbirth, Tolpin reminds readers that childbirth and parenthood is not all about us – it’s about how we learn to depend on Christ. The only way we can depend on Him in difficult times (like the pain of labor) is to focus on Him.
As a mother of six children, Tolpin is experienced in labor and delivery. Through candid stories, she shares with readers many of her difficulties throughout pregnancy, labor and the delivery process. And she reveals how she was able to glorify God during her times of trial.
Throughout her book, Tolpin addresses practical topics like dealing with fear, bedrest, morning sickness, and birth plans. She also helps readers understand how they can practically prepare their hearts, minds, bodies, and souls for the experience of childbirth. Tolpin writes, “Childbirth is the one time in a woman’s life when without a doubt she will be challenged in her heart, soul, body, and mind, all at the same time.”
Tolpin helps readers plan ways to incorporate prayer and worship into childbirth experiences. And she encourages wives to engage in the birthing experience with husbands – doing so “can be a catalyst to a stronger marriage.”
At 354 pages, the book is extremely long and can be a little wordy. But the fresh, godly perspective is perfect for pregnant Christian women.
Electronic copies and paperback copies of Redeeming Childbirth: Experiencing His Presence in Pregnancy, Labor, Childbirth, and Beyond are available on Amazon. A free growth and study guide is coming soon on the Redeeming Childbirth website. For more information, follow Redeeming Childbirth on Facebook or Twitter.
To celebrate the launch of Redeeming Childbirth, Accidentally Green will cover pregnancy and childbirth tomorrow and Wednesday.
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