(Free) Book Club – Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss
Do you feel alone in your grief after pregnancy loss?
“Maybe your grief is fresh and raw and you’re still reeling from the suffocating blow of a recent miscarriage. Or maybe you’ve long ago buried a secret grief, but something within is probing you to lean in closer to the pain once again. Grief is wild like the sea, but it doesn’t need to destroy us. We can’t conquer it, but we can navigate it, and we can find Jesus there too. Dive in, friend. Come with me. Let’s go deep.” —Adriel Booker, Grace Like Scarlett
Wherever you’re at in your grief journey, I hope you’ll join me and my team of compassionate volunteers for this free online book club. Together we will read through Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and search for hope and healing within a loving, supportive, Christian community.
I believe one of the most important things we can do in order to “grieve with hope” is to do it in community with others. Because everyone grieves… but not everyone grieves with hope. There is something incredibly powerful about vulnerability within the context of a safe community space and relationships.
Here’s what you need to know:
Who is this for?
Grace Like Scarlett is relevant to anyone who has lost a baby—whether your loss is fresh or buried in years past. It’s written from the framework of my experiences with consecutive miscarriages, but I’ve also had many mamas of stillborn babies and other types of babyloss say it helped them tremendously as well. And if you haven’t lost a baby but you’d like to join, you are most welcome. Those of us who have lost babies are deeply moved when others take the time to learn more about what this experience is like so they can walk with us through it. Or perhaps you’re in a season of grief from something else and you’d like some solidarity. You’re also welcome. (Please note: The book includes themes from my Christian faith, but I believe others will be able to read and glean from it regardless of your faith tradition.)
October 1st to November 13th. (November 20th will be a bonus week for those who want to stick around for something extra special.)
Free to join (and no up-sell at the end!).
Book not included—order it or reserve it from your local library now.
How it works
We will meet live on Tuesday nights in our private facebook group for live interviews (co-hosts will be interviewing yours truly and fielding questions), as well as for group discussion and processing. (Note: You can always catch the replay if you’re unable to attend live.)
Weekly interview hosts include: authors, pastors, therapists, ministry leaders, and podcast hosts. I’ve assembled a team of fabulous Co-Hosts and Community Leaders and you are going to LOVE them.
A team of leaders and companions will walk alongside you as you journey through your grief. We believe community is an essential ingredient for grieving with hope.
Reserve your spot by emailing “I’m in!” to GLSbookclub@gmail.com.
Bonus for Groups:
If you gather a group of five or more for an in-person gathering to meet alongside the online book club, Adriel will arrange a private Q&A session over Skype with your group during the weeks following the book club. (Your group can meet together live during our Tuesday night chats or you can arrange another time that works for you and watch the replays together each week.)
From the back cover:
Miscarriage is shrouded in such secrecy and stigma that many women are left feeling deeply isolated, unsure how to process their grief. Your body seems to have betrayed you. Your confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Your loved ones don’t know what to say. Your heart is broken.
With vulnerability and tenderness, Adriel Booker shares intimate stories about her experiences with miscarriage to help you navigate your own grief and know you aren’t alone. She tackles complex questions about faith, suffering, and God’s will with sensitivity and clarity, devoid of religious clichés or pat answers. Ultimately, Adriel invites you to a wide-open place of grace, honesty, and genuine hope as you discover a redemption story unfolding in the shadows of your loss. She also includes a practical resource section for ways to help guide children through grief, advice on pregnancy after loss, and special sections for dads and loved ones.
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