Books by Adriel Booker

Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss

A message from Adriel:

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. Grace Like Scarlett will not explain away your pain but it will help you see God’s invitation to be formed afresh in him. Grief can undo us, but it can also remake us. Let’s lean into Hope together.
Adriel McIntosh Booker
Adriel Booker
Author of Grace Like Scarlett

From the back cover:

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 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 practical resources for ways to help guide children through grief, advice on pregnancy after loss, and special sections for dads and loved ones.

WHat readers are saying:


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“As a Marriage and Family Therapist, I think this is one of the best resources out there for women facing the struggle of infertility and miscarriage. As a woman who has walked through five miscarriages myself, this is the book I wish I had on my nightstand from the beginning.” —Nicole Zasowski, Marriage and Family Therapist 

“Adriel, I work at a faith-based pregnancy medical clinic and help women with reproductive loss. I use your book as our guide to walk alongside women after miscarriage. Thank you for writing this courageous, beautifully written book. It is true discipleship, not a bandage.” —Tanya

“I bought your book when I miscarried the first time. It helped me so much. I read it again when we miscarried again. When I see or hear of someone miscarrying I always purchase this book and mail it to them with a card. I think I’ve literally probably bought 25 copies.” —Kayla

“I can attest to the grief journey being tremendously helped with this beautiful book. I have given many copies to friends. I’ve never gone through the loss of a child in any form, miscarriage or otherwise, but we’ve lost parents and loved ones. Your story and the thread of the gospel through grief is what the world needs to hear.” —Jessica

“I was given this book as a gift after my most recent miscarriage and I can honestly say that your book took me out of the deep hole I was in, I’ll forever be grateful for your book.” —Miranda

“I bought dozens of books after our miscarriage and this one was the most impactful. I couldn’t put it down. I’ve loved being able to gift it to some very special friends who have been walking the road of baby loss and I’ve heard how much Adriel’s words have impacted them in the midst of their heartache.” —Caitlin

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Endorsements for Grace like scarlett:

“Adriel writes with the authority of one who has endured suffering. She is a gifted teacher and a brave leader into the darker realms of faith. As she discusses the transformation that grief brings into our lives, she also acknowledges and then shoos away blame, comparison, false guilt, shame, and isolation. Though it’s been years since I’ve experienced miscarriage, this book helped me remember and even shined a light into other areas of suffering that I hardly know how to address.”
Amber C. Haines, author of Wild in the Hollow, from the foreword
“When I experienced the loss of a pregnancy I wanted two things in that place of pain. First, to know that I was not alone in it. Second, to believe there was hope. Adriel Booker offers both in Grace Like Scarlett. I wish I’d had this book years ago.”
Holley Gerth, bestselling author of Fiercehearted and What Your Heart Needs for the Hard Days
“Adriel is one of the biggest-hearted people I know, and the purity of her conviction comes through with every word she writes. I know her story will touch the brokenhearted and stir the souls of those who need it most.”
Tsh Oxenreider, author of At Home in the World
“This powerful book is more than a book. It’s a permission slip to feel what you need to feel. I’ve walked with several friends through their own miscarriages, and I have always wished that there was more that I could offer, do, or say. Grace Like Scarlettis ‘the more.’ This book is a wise and compassionate companion for moms who are grieving the child they never got to hold.”
Jennifer Dukes Lee, author of The Happiness Dare and Love Idol
“In Grace Like Scarlett, Adriel does the hard work of excavating her experience of excruciating loss. Her words keep perfect balance as they dance along edges–grief on one side, joy on the other–never falling into despair or the platitudes of easy faith. Unflinchingly honest, unquestionably authentic, and unashamedly human, Grace Like Scarlett is a must-read for anyone who has or will endure suffering–which is to say, all of us.”
Seth Haines, author of Coming Clean: A Story of Faith 
“My heart has long been crying out for a book like this, and Grace Like Scarletis a beautiful answer to that prayer. Adriel Booker offers such clear, comforting, and compassionate words to the woman who is walking through deep loss. Not only will she find hope and consolation in these pages but it will feel like she’s found an understanding friend. I highly recommend this powerful and practical resource for anyone who is experiencing the lonely grief of miscarriage.”
Lisa Jacobson,
“Adriel Booker is a midwife and a griefwalker. In Grace Like Scarlettshe takes the reader’s hand, walks into the womb of loss, and sits down knee-to-knee with the brokenhearted. See this work if ever you’ve needed someone to go with you, be with you, hold you . . . and give voice to your speechless, aching places. This book is blood, air, food, and friend.”
Erika Morrison, author of Bandersnatch: An Invitation to Explore Your Unconventional Soul
“Raw, real, and emotionally honest. Grace Like Scarlettis for anyone dealing with the heartbreak of losing a child or the messy and untamable nature of grief. In the end, Adriel Booker’s story and message are about the journey to hope and joy. She lifts the chin of the tearstained face heavenward with the reminder that Jesus is making all things new and that beauty will rise from ashes. There are few resources for individuals or churches that I have found to be this succinct and powerful–I wholeheartedly recommend it!”
Ken Wytsma, author of The Myth of Equality and The Grand Paradox
“Adriel Booker is an experienced and empathetic guide, leading us through the raw valleys of love and loss with a keen eye toward truth, hope, and the enduring compassion of Jesus. As she shares the depths of her own story, she unearths the beauty that is so often hiding in the most difficult seasons. Her book is a treasure for every person struggling to see Jesus in the shadows of sorrow.”
Bo Stern, pastor and author of Beautiful Battlefields
“This is the book I wish I’d had to guide me through my miscarriage grief years ago. With beautifully redemptive storytelling, Adriel reminds women they are not alone in their boundless emotions, desperate questions, and deep, deep grief. Grace Like Scarlettgently invites each tender reader to grow through the pain and to find their hope and healing rooted in Christ.”
Jess Wolstenholm, coauthor of The Pregnancy Companion and 
The Baby Companion and founder of Gather & Grow
“Adriel Booker’s Grace Like Scarlett is a raw and challenging look at the impact of miscarriages not only in the life of every woman who has undergone such tragedy but also in communities of faith who seek to care for those who have lost. As a pastor, I find this book offers hope to those in my congregation who have and will walk through this valley. Read it and be ready to give copies to all those who need the encouragement this book provides.”
Steve Mickel, lead pastor of Westside Church, Bend, Oregon