Barren Among the Fruitful

(Disclosure:  I received this book in order to facilitate my review.  All opinions shared are my own.)

Barren Among the Fruitful is a different type of devotional for women.  If you are struggling with infertility, this book is a very encouraging read.  I love how this book is inspiring through the times of difficulty and gives hope that you can continue on.  I personally do not have any experience with this topic, but I can see how much of a blessing this devotion could be for someone who is.  While reading this book I found myself in tears feeling so blessed to have my children.

About this Book:
The problem of infertility has reached epidemic levels in our society.  It is projected that 40% of women currently 25 and younger will have difficulty conceiving a child or reaching a live birth.

Amanda Hope Haley had married David, the man of her dreams, and earned her master's degree from Harvard.  She and David purchased their first home and settled down to start a family.  All her hopes and dreams were coming true according to plan-until the family didn't happen.  After spending seven years begging God for a child, Amanda discovered that God gives only one hope: Jesus.  Amanda having a baby wasn't to be her happy ending.  Finding wholeness by hoping only in God was her happy ending!

Using Amanda's personal stories, and the stories of other women who have struggled to have children, Barren Among the Fruitful surrounds those women struggling with infertility or miscarriage with a sense of community while providing honest facts.  It leads women from confusion to understanding.  Each chapter is titled with a well-meaning, but sometimes thoughtless comments Amanda was offered during her seven year struggle with infertility.

Features include:
* Personal stories from women who have struggled with infertility or miscarriage
* An honest look at the problem of infertility
* Questions for individual thought or group discussion