Meet Adriel Booker

Adriel McIntosh Booker

Adriel Booker is a speaker, advocate, storyteller, and community builder. For nearly twenty years she’s given her life to help people discover the intersection of God’s goodness, their God-given identity, and how they’re uniquely wired to love their neighbor well.

Adriel is the author of Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and the creator of Our Scarlett Stories—a story-sharing platform and community for bereaved parents to find hope and healing after pregnancy loss.

In 2011 Adriel founded the Love A Mama Collective—a grassroots movement of women committed to strengthening maternal health in the developing world through clean birth kits and other community development initiatives where access to health care is scarce. To date the Collective has raised 20,000 clean birth kits, funded midwifery scholarships, and resourced dozens of rural health outposts and village birth attendants through their annual Mother’s Day drives.

Together with her husband and three sons, Adriel lives in Sydney, Australia where she co-leads a missional community and training and outreach center and enjoys her life-long dream of living in a city by the sea. In her free time she can be found browsing used record and book stores, rearranging furniture, or day dreaming of 9:00am sleep-ins and lazy days camping in their vintage caravan at the beach.

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Condensed Bio:

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. She’s become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women’s issues. Adriel is also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her twenty years spent as a leadership coach and Bible teacher in YWAM, local churches, and conferences. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she’s also released a free guide on how to journal through grief. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or her blog:

Adriel’s Book:

Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss

From the back cover of Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss:

Though one in four pregnancies ends in loss, miscarriage is shrouded in such secrecy and stigma that the woman who experiences it often feels deeply isolated, unsure how to process her grief. Her body seems to have betrayed her. Her confidence in the goodness of God is rattled. Her loved ones don’t know what to say. Her heart is broken. She may feel guilty, ashamed, angry, depressed, confused, or alone.

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 cliches 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 practical resources 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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Adriel Booker - April 2020



Booker family July 2018

Adriel and Ryan Booker with their children (L-R): Levi, Micah, and Judah.