Ours

Biblical Comfort for Men Grieving Miscarriage

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31-day devotional giving biblical comfort and practical support to men processing miscarriage.

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This 31-day devotional gives biblical comfort and practical support to men processing miscarriage. The loss of a baby in the womb can leave the father reeling, as well as the mother. He may feel confused, helpless, lonely, deeply sad, or just numb.

As readers draw alongside Jesus in the pages of Luke’s Gospel, they’ll find help to process their grief and to address questions they may be too afraid to ask. There’s also lots of practical help on how to care both for themselves and for their family in the aftermath of miscarriage.

Eric Schumacher writes with sympathy and compassion as someone who has experienced the grief of multiple pregnancy losses making this book a great way to reach out to men who are suffering in this way. Includes foreword by Paul David Tripp and contributions from Nate and Lore Wilbert, Jenn Hesse, and Brian Croft. There is also space for journaling.

Held is a similar resource, comforting women experiencing the sorrow of miscarriage.

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Contents

  • Foreword (Paul David Tripp)
  • Introduction
  • 1. Am I the Only One Who Has Ever Experienced This?
  • 2. Have I Really Lost a Child?
  • 3. How Do I Deal with So Much Uncertainty?
  • 4. What Is Jesus Doing?
  • 5. What Does It Look Like to Honor Jesus In This?
  • 6. Does God Know What I’m Going Through?
  • 7. How Do I Fight the Temptation to Despair?
  • 8. Am I Too Sinful for Jesus to Love?
  • 9. Is It Ok for Me to Take Time Off Work?
  • 10. Why Won’t Jesus Bless Us?
  • 11. What Do I Do with My Anger?
  • 12. Will Jesus Raise My Child from the Dead?
  • 13. What Should I Do with My Confusion?
  • 14. How Do I Care for My Wife?
  • 15. Can I Trust Jesus’ Timing?
  • 16. What Do I Really Believe About Jesus?
  • 17. Are We Making Too Much of This?
  • 18. Is it Ok to Ask for Help?
  • 19. Is This Miscarriage a Curse?
  • 20. What About Sex?
  • 21. Does My Grief Make Me Useless to Jesus?
  • 22. How Should I Care for My Other Children?
  • 23. Can Anything Relieve My Torment?
  • 24. What Do I Do Now?
  • 25. Am I a Downer to My Friends?
  • 26. Have I Failed Jesus?
  • 27. Is There Any Hope?
  • 28. How Do I Cope?
  • 29. Is It Appropriate to Seek Pastoral Care?
  • 30. Is It Okay If We Decide to Stop Trying to Have Children?
  • 31. “Peace to You”
  • Appendices:
  • Practical Advice for Husbands (Nate and Lore Wilbert)
  • Understanding the Medical Side of Miscarriage (Jenn Hesse)
  • Funerals, Burials, and Remembering (Brian Croft)

Specification

Contributors Eric Schumacher, Paul David Tripp
ISBN 9781784987282
Format Hardback
First published July 2022
Dimensions 135mm x 190mm x 11mm
Language English
Pages 192
Publisher The Good Book Company
Endorsements

Russell Moore

Author, The Storm-Tossed Family

Finally—a book that deals with the grief experienced by fathers who have lost children to miscarriage. This book will help men to grieve with hope and to minister to their wives and families at the same time. It is honest, biblical, practical, and timely.

Christine Caine

Founder, Propel Women

This is the devotional I wish someone had given to my husband when we went through our miscarriage. It’s so good. So needed. So important. So tender. Eric named so many unnamed things.

Justin S. Holcomb

Episcopal Minister; Seminary Professor

Eric knows firsthand the confusion, questions, pain, and emotions that can be associated with miscarriage. He writes of the hope that held and comforted him… and still does. is theologically rich and offers wisdom, hope, comfort, and healing for men grieving miscarriage. A must-have for clergy too.

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21/06/2022

“Much-Needed and Truly Excellent”

I have read many different books about miscarriage and child loss, but they are all written by women and to women. Normally, authors will include one chapter about the dad, but they usually still address it to his wife, not him. Because of this, I have been looking forward to “Ours: Biblical Comfort for Men Grieving Miscarriage” ever since Eric Schumacher announced it. There are no other books like this, and after years of appreciating this author's work, I knew he would be the perfect person to write it. However, this still surpassed my expectations.

This book shares 31 daily devotions based on consecutive passages from the gospel of Luke, and each reading begins with a common question that men ask when grieving miscarriage. These include both spiritual questions, such as where God is in the midst of this, and practical questions, such as whether or not they should take time off work and if they're a burden to their friends. Schumacher relates each question to the passage for that day in a meaningful, insightful way, and it amazed me to see how well he tied in each issue with the Bible verses without ever oversimplifying the question or the Scripture reading.

Schumacher shares vulnerable stories from his own experiences with recurrent miscarriages, and he is both a kind companion and a wise pastoral guide to the men who will read this book. I highly recommend this as a gift to men grieving miscarriage, along with the publisher's original devotional “Held” by Abbey Wedgeworth for their wives, and I hope that women will also read “Ours” to better understand a male perspective on this issue. This book is much-needed and truly excellent, and I highly recommend it to grieving men and their support systems.

Note: I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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