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Hannah's Hope: Seeking God's Heart in the Midst of Infertility, Miscarriage, and Adoption Loss

4.21 of 5 stars 4.21  ·  rating details  ·  187 ratings  ·  18 reviews
Hannah's Hope is intended as a guide to assist you in making wise decisions as you struggle through your grief of not yet conceiving, losing a child, or struggling through the adoption process.
Paperback, 224 pages
Published May 15th 2005 by NavPress (first published May 5th 2005)
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Mar 11, 2011 Jo rated it 4 of 5 stars
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This was a hard book to read, and I cried through much of it. Some of the descriptions of what it feels like to long for a child were incredibly "close to home" - while it was wonderful to find that other people have similar feelings too, it wasn't an easy book to read. Overall, I found it helpful, particularly the chapter on bitterness of soul and the emphasis on God's sovereignty. The concluding chapter which discussed ways of "mothering" that don't include childbearing or adoption was also he ...more
Hannah Cooper
This book is very uplifting, yet realistic. I would recommend it for anyone dealing with the struggles of miscarriage, infertility, or adoption loss. The "burden bearers" sections at the end of each chapter are helpful and accurate, and I only wish I had the guts to share them with those I know who don't understand my grief. Scripture was tied in often, which I loved. I am so happy I came across this book.
Jenna (JennaHack)
This was a wonderful book filled with exactly the encouragement I needed. I've been feeling so down, depressed, and discouraged by the long road of trying to conceive. Reading this book gave me hope. It gave me strength. And it gave me peace in the assurance that trusting God and His faithfulness is the best way to go.
An excellent devotional for a difficult time. It is rare to find someone who can write with humility and maturity on this subject. I am grateful to have had this resource to help me through the trials of pregnancy loss and waiting on G-d's perfect timing.
Stephanie Strumberger
Apr 07, 2008 Stephanie Strumberger rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone struggling with infertility, miscarriage, and failed adoptions
Recommended to Stephanie by: Bethany Ficks
I am loving this book because of it's honesty, bluntness, and encouragement. The author has been through my struggles and so much more, and really owns the right to tell me how it is and how I need to be in response to what is going on.
Karen Cockerill
Maybe I haven't been 'trying' for long-enough to really relate. I found certain sections of the book helpful to be helpful and liked the section on ministering peace into a community. I do think minister's could find some tips in there for their communities around being more inclusive in family days to people that are single or going through fertility, empty nest or loss of a child, etc. I guess the part I didn't enjoy were more around my belief that if you keep seeing the rock inthe road you're ...more
Overall, this book has a lot of great insight and information for infertile women or women who have experienced pregnancy loss. However, I do feel that the author made the ability of the women in the midst of this pain to seek and trust in God seem a lot simpler than it is. Maybe that is because she has children now and does not remember the deep pain felt while still in the trenches fightng infertility. I also didn't like some of the personal opinions that the author expressed regarding assiste ...more
Michelle Bodle
While I don't agree on the author necessarily on every point of this book it is a great resource for women struggling with infertility and looking for a Christian perspective
This book has been an excellent help to me in working through the grief that is the IF journey. I felt the author didn't try to sugar coat things or give the reader the cheesey "it can happen to you" pat on the back. I related with so much of what she shared. In addition the part for burden bearers (family and friends supporting others through IF) had tons of helpful and practical suggestions on how to walk alongside those struggling through IF. If you struggle with IF I would encourage you to c ...more
I'll be putting this on my shelves for someone else. After about 3 or 4 chapters, I just don't want to read anymore. Yes, there is a lot of hope offered for someone going through this experience, and that may have been what I wanted once upon a time when I started reading. At this point I would rather read a book dealing with true infertility and coming to grips with your family being just the two of you.
This book is exactly what I had been needing. I was a therapy of sorts on those days when I felt like I just needed someone to understand how I was feeling. The author is sensitive and straight forward at the same time.
This book was wonderful. I was so happy with the scripture references and advice to those who are supporting people with IF. It was candid and honest, and I will continue to pick this book up and read it.
Adelinex Espinosa

I really needed to read these words. This book has comforted my heart while I continue to wait for God's perfect timing.
Dominique Mason
This book does a wonderful job of explaining how infertility makes people feel. Hannah's story is something that we can all, as infertiles, relate to.
Lora Denning

This book is essential if you are struggling with infertility. I found so much comfort and encouragement through Hannah's story.
This helped me more then any other source get through infertility and my periods of doubt in my faith.
Excellent Christian-based book for those struggling with primary or secondary infertility
Apr 20, 2008 Jessica rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone with infertility or pregnancy loss
didn't quite finish, but really enjoyed it!
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“In the Old Testament, a person in grief tore his robe and didn’t run out to Kohl’s to get a new one to go to church. Women cut their hair. Men shaved their beards. There was weeping and wailing. For a whole year, nobody expected you to look or be the way you were. How wonderful! But in our nutty society, the person who “keeps it together,” who’s “so brave,” and who “looks so great — you’d never know,” that’s who is applauded. Grief is not the opposite of faith. Mourning is not the opposite of hope. I believe that well-meaning Christians can try to hurry us out of our mourning because we make them uncomfortable. The Bible does not say to cheer up the bereaved, but rather to “mourn with those who mourn.” Christ does not say we grieve because we are deficient in faith, but rather, “Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted [not rushed]” (Matthew 5:4).” 1 likes
“As Jesus did, through trembling lips in the garden of Gethsemane, I must pray for God’s will to be done above my own. That part, though it should be the easiest if I honestly believe in a loving God, is often the hardest step of all. C. S. Lewis is widely credited as having said, “We are not necessarily doubting that God will do the best for us. We are wondering how painful the best will turn out to be.” 1 likes
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