Journey to Peace: 31 Devotions Through the Grief of Miscarriage, Stillbirth, or Other Pregnancy Loss

Keanna Barnes. Gold Peach, $8.99 ISBN 978-0-9979057-0-0
In this debut, Barnes collects 31 devotionals to help mothers process the grief of a miscarriage or stillbirth. Providing a different biblical passage for each day of the month, Barnes divides her book into five sections that help teach women how to find “PEACE”: pray, entrust, act, change, encourage. Barnes introduces the book with her own heartbreaking story, sharing how she lost her son to preeclampsia around the start of her third trimester. She continues to weave her own personal experiences and insights into her daily meditations, which will make readers feel as if they are listening to an old friend who has endured similar grief. Barnes’s writing is intimate and simple, and the daily meditations are quick doses of hope (a page or less) rather than theologically complex reflections on death and grief. She also includes a note from her husband on his experience dealing with his own grief over the loss of his son and helping his wife through her pain. An accompanying journal that can be downloaded for free from the author’s website helps people work through the devotions and exercises in this helpful book. (BookLife)
Reviewed on: 02/13/2017
Release date: 09/01/2016
Genre: Nonfiction
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