Far as the Curse Is Found (Paperback)
Resource Publications (CA), 9781498221047, 216pp.
Publication Date: April 5, 2016
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Abigail Waldron always knew she wanted to be a mother. What she didn't realize was how difficult the journey to motherhood could be. After struggling with infertility and then experiencing a second-trimester miscarriage, she's left wrestling with questions about the God she's loved since her childhood, wondering, How could a good God permit such painful suffering? And, How can I keep trusting Him in the face of such great loss? Far as the Curse Is Found explores these questions over the course of a year in Abigail's life, as she continues her quest to grow her family while seeking God for answers. To help with this process, she interviews eleven other couples on similar journeys, couples who've also had their faith tested by experiences of reproductive loss. The stories in this book, characterized by tragedy and heartache, are difficult. Yet as Abigail engages with them, her sense of isolation is replaced with an awareness of the community that surrounds her. More importantly, she begins to see glimpses of a God who is mysteriously present in our darkest moments, a God who is always at work creating beauty from our brokenness. ""Far As The Curse Is Found is an ideal companion for any woman suffering the pain that women most dread: the loss of babies, the struggle of infertility. It reads like a novel; it comforts like a good friend who has been there. This is a truly worthy read about a woman's most personal and painful struggle."" --Paula Rinehart, Author ""With this book, Abigail gently offers the gift of camaraderie to moms like me who have grieved the loss of a preborn baby and fought the fear of miscarrying again. Her words are vulnerably honest, beautifully raw, and remind us all that we can trust the Author of our stories, even when certain chapters of our lives don't make sense."" --Ashleigh Slater, Author; Editor, Ungrind.org ""Waldron writes like she lives--with beauty, intentionality, and a hard-wrought longing to see the goodness of the God in the land of the living."" --Connally Gilliam, Author ""Waldron is a gifted storyteller. . . . Far As The Curse Is Found is a personal search for answers to why a loving God would allow such pain. I highly recommend this book."" --Kathy Wolf ""As I read the journeys of Abigail, her husband Chris, and the couples interviewed at times I was moved to tears. To see how they came to rest in Jesus in the midst of grief has given me a glimpse of afflictions I could never imagine, more compassion for those who suffer, and hope I will better mourn with those who mourn and rejoice with those who rejoice, and trust a faithful God."" --Mark Altrogge, Senior Pastor, Saving Grace Church, Indiana, PA Abigail Waldron holds an MFA in creative nonfiction writing from George Mason University. She blogs at Redeeming Themes and has published articles for Ungrind, Karis and (in)courage, websites for Christian women.