Dancing Upon Barren Ground by Lesli Westfall is the latest book I’ve received for reviewing.
The book addresses the struggle with infertility, beginning with a few short, almost devotional length chapters about approaching the situation with prayer, followed by a section of prayers that make up the bulk of the book, and ending with some insights from the author that come from her own journey.
The book in general is great, very straightforward and not a lot of fluff or attempts to minimize. But the prayer section itself is an awesome resource for someone struggling.
Each prayer addresses a specific issue that might be coming up in the person’s life, including difficulties with baby related holidays, jealousy, and issues over a past abortion among many many others that are very well targeted and well suited to the situation, and in common conversational language that isn’t going to feel too cliche to someone hurting.
It then gives a good number of verses backing up the prayer, giving it strong backing and guiding the reader back to the word for their source.
The book is a quick read, but a really strong resource for someone facing infertility issues.
Blog tour: http://litfusegroup.com/author/lwestfall
About Dancing Upon Barren Land:
When experiencing infertility, the unexpected happens. Your feelings about yourself and your relationship with others and your belief in God are confused and complicated. Dancing Upon Barren Land – Prayer, Scripture Reflections, and Hope for Infertility is a helpful companion for those dark, lonely days.
*Specific Prayers Topics and Supporting Scripture
*Helpful Truths to Living Life While You Wait
*Supporting Ideas for Family Members or Friends
*Resource Aid for Ministry Leader
Link to buy the book: http://ow.ly/ivTbR
Lesli is no stranger to infertility. She has experienced all the range of emotions, the prodding of doctors, and the stinging disappointments. Yet through it all she’s found significance offering hope and inspiration to the wounded heart of the barren soul. Through her own experience and those shared from others, an online ministry was created Dancing Upon Barren Land ~ Spiritual Nourishment for the Infertility Road. Now she speaks to women around the world through the website and leads locals support groups too, along with providing a resource through this book. Lesli enjoys life. She loves spending time with her husband, Larry, her man of faith and live-in comedian. She loves spending time with her family and friends, and traveling, especially road trips. Most of all, her passion is sharing God’s love and teaching the Bible to women, inspiring beleif there’s healing for the grief of infertility and sorrow from loss, and there is joy in the journey while we wait.
Find out more about Lesli athttp://dancinguponbarrenland.com/.