"If you've ever wondered if it's okay to be sad, if you're wondering where God is amidst your greatest grief, read this book. Natalie's story is our story."
—Jeff Goins, Bestselling Author of The Art of Work
ABOUT This Undeserved Life
You know when something bad happens in your life—you discover you're infertile, you miscarry, you experience birth trauma, you're fired traumatically—turning your world upside down, and someone comes along and tries to make you feel better... but instead, you feel worse?
Maybe they say “This was God’s plan,” “It was meant to be,” “You’ll learn something from this,” or “You’ll be fine eventually.”
What they’re really doing is stripping you of your permission to grieve.
In This Undeserved Life, you will not only find permission, you will encounter the invitation to grieve loss. All loss. You will discover that loss is unquantifiable.
My hope is that you’ll read these pages curled up with a cup of something warm and comforting, you’ll allow your heart to experience big emotions, and you end up discovering an unexpected joy.
This is the story of how I surrendered my sorrow by grabbing ahold of it, leading me to unearth an immense amount of grace.
I'm a Jesus girl. My sorrow created in me an undeniable hunger for Him; I found Him sitting with me in my darkest nightmares.
This is the story of me going from asking, "What did I do to deserve all this pain and sorrow?" to asking, "What did I do to deserve all this grace and goodness?"
Grief guide workbook: a revised version of Wholeness Despite the Brokenness
Further reading and resources for adoption and racial bridge building
When can I get This Undeserved Life?
This Undeserved Life will be available September 18, 2017 in print and kindle.
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- two beautiful prints seen above
- advanced digital copy of manuscript
- first 250 receive a custom signed book plate
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Praises from real life people
A note from Diane Comer, Author of He Speaks In The Silence and Cofounder of Intentional
A note from Kayla Craig, Author of Just Really Joseph, Co-Host of The Upside Down Podcast, and Writer at KaylaCraig.com
A note from Jessica Satterfield, Adoptive Mom, Writer, and Speaker at www.GraceWhileWeWait.com
A note from Mike Berry, Author of Confessions Of An Adoptive Parent: Hope And Help From The Trenches Of Foster Care and Adoption
A note from Seth King, Refugee Case Manager at Lutheran Community Services
A not from Jeff Goins, Bestselling Author of The Art of Work
A note from Adoption.com:
A note from Michelle Madrid-Branch, Author, Speaker, International Adoptee, Adoptive Parent, and Global Advocate For Women and Children. She is the author of Adoption Means Love: Triumph of the Heart, Mascara Moments: Embracing the Woman in the Mirror, and the children’s book, The Tummy Mummy. To learn more about Michelle, please visit MichelleMadridBranch.com
A note from Josie Corliss, Professional Stay At Home Mom to Four Boys
A note from Diane Comer, Writer at He Speaks In The Silence and Author of Finding Intimacy with God by Learning To Listen:
A note from Lorna Bailey, Executive Assistant to Jeff Goins
A quick note from Jessica Satterfield, Writer at Grace While We Wait:
A note from Misha Klein, Boys and Girls Club Branch Director
A note from Stacey Stark, Writer at Adoption.com and The Starks Adopt:
My manuscript is currently in the hands of Mike Berry from Confessions of An Adoptive Parent, Diane Comer from He Speaks In The Silence, Jessica Satterfield from Grace While We Wait, Lorna Bailey, and Jeff Goins.
I cannot wait to release this book into a world that needs it! I have loved the process of writing this book and am honored to have the freedom to do so. What a gift. This is my labor of love to the fractured-hearted.