He Remembers the Barren
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He Remembers the Barren is a tender conversation with women in the
church who wrestle with the issue of barrenness in marriage. Addressing
questions frequently asked by those struggling with infertility, the
author walks alongside the reader, relaying personal stories to both
encourage and support those who are suffering. Issues such as control of
our bodies, family planning, and the source of conception are examined
through a theological lens, reminding the reader of her clear vocation
in Christ and pointing her to the ultimate source of fruitfulness,
vitality, and comfort, our Triune God.
This is a book that is about Christ who alone is the source of our joy
and hope, our life and peace. Katie does not hold out a Jesus who will
fix the problem of barrenness but a Jesus whose favor for sinners
reaches to the very depths of our being. As Katie so aptly puts it,
fulfillment is found not in the womb but in Christ. Writing with
tenderness and a realism shaped by the cross, Katie makes a lively use
of the Gospel to draw her sisters away from the temptations to self-pity
and despair to the sure and certain promises of the Son of God recorded
in the Scriptures and proclaimed in sermon and sacrament. Only in Christ
is there true contentment.
John T. Pless
Assistant Professor of Pastoral Ministry and Director of Field Education
Concordia Theological Seminary
- 1. Portrait of a Barren Woman
- 2. Do I Have Any Control?
- 3. Why Am I Barren?
- 4. Lord, to Whom Shall We Go?
- 5. How Long, O Lord, How Long?
- 6. How Far Is Too Far?
- 7. Do I Need to Be Fixed?
- 8. Why Does It Still Hurt?
- 9. Will I Ever Be a Mother
- 10. What Are God's Good Gifts for Me?
- 11. In Sickness and in Health?
- 12. What If God Says No?
- 13. Is It Okay for Me Not to Be a Mother?
- 14. He Remembers the Barren
- A Note from the Author
- Why Did It Have to Be My Baby?
- Pilates and Cosmos
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