Saturday, August 6, 2011

Deliver Me--Hope, Health and Healing

She stares at the test strip, palms clammy, breathing uneven. She's never felt more alone. Tears blur her vision. Panic edges in.

An unplanned pregnancy can leave emotional wounds that take years to heal. The options are many: abortion, adoption, keeping the child. The questions are even more: How? Why? Where can you go for help? What do you do?

Deliver Me: Hope, Help, & Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy explores each of the choices and their after-effects, highlighting the most sensitive moments women and men in unplanned pregnancies face, and how it affects grandparents, friends, and other loved ones. You'll find:

· More than 50 intriguing true stories

· Facts and statistics about unplanned pregnancy

· Practical help

· Valuable resources

Whether you're a woman currently facing an unplanned pregnancy, a man whose partner is there, a friend or family member wanting to help, you'll find hope in the stories of others who walked this road and faced the same decisions.

Is your pregnancy experience in your past? Regardless of what its outcome was, you'll find kindness, compassion, and healing. You've dealt with the pain long enough. It's time to discover your healing.
After years of prayer and challenges, this book is finally in print to offer help for women in unplanned pregnancy. I had the pleasure of interviewing people and writing two of the stories in this book, thanks to my friend, Dianne Butts. Check in to this blog next week to read more about Dianne.


  1. Thanks for promoting Dianne's book. This message needs to get out. Too many people have bought into the notion that they are only removing a blob of protoplasm from their lives. They never recon with the after effects as their own hormones kick in to initiate the grieving process... after the fact. Then their guilt can become overwhelming, and they need reassurance that they have not committed the unforgivable sin. Sometimes, they may harden themselves by refusing to acknowledge the truth of what they have done, to their psychological hurt years afterward. In all my years in ministry, I've never known anyone who has had an abortion who never experienced unexpected side effects. These people may exist, but I've not encountered them. Thanks for this effort to get the word out. Btw, give the book to some who may be struggling with this.

  2. Thank you for your wonderful comments, Ye Olde Rev. We agree with you totally. I like your idea of making the book available to someone who needs it. Hopefully whoever wins the book will donate it to their church library or counseling center or pregnancy center.