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Labor with hope : Gospel meditations on pregnancy, childbirth, and motherhood

Author: Gloria Furman
Publisher: Wheaton : Crossway, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Bible has a lot to say about childbirth, offering real hope that nothing in the world can match. Furman helps women see topics such as infertility, miscarriage, birth pain, and new life in the framework of the larger biblical realities. Only Christ can provide the strength they need in order to labor with hope. -- adapted from jacket
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Genre/Form: Meditations
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Furman, Gloria, 1980- author.
Labor with hope
Wheaton : Crossway, 2019
(DLC) 2018054102
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gloria Furman
ISBN: 9781433563072 143356307X
OCLC Number: 1056449260
Description: 155 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Introduction --
In the image of God He created them --
Be fruitful and multiply --
The promised seed of woman --
Why does childbirth hurt so bad? --
Pain in parenting --
Writhing under God's judgment --
God's birth pain --
The gospel is the ultimate cure for the abortion epidemic --
Tasting death for others --
The birth pains of death --
Jesus's death begets spiritual offspring --
Birth pain after childbirth to raise spiritual disciplines --
Putting pain in its place --
All creation in the throes of labor --
Conceived in sin and saved by grace --
You must be born again --
Boasting only in the cross --
A tomb became a womb for the new creation --
Our deliverer delivered through birth pains --
Saved through childbearing --
Children are a blessing --
Knit together --
Don't trust birth; trust God --
God who causes to bring forth --
From inevitable sorrow to guaranteed joy.
Responsibility: Gloria Furman with Jesse Scheumann.

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The Bible has a lot to say about childbirth, offering real hope that nothing in the world can match. Furman helps women see topics such as infertility, miscarriage, birth pain, and new life in the framework of the larger biblical realities. Only Christ can provide the strength they need in order to labor with hope. -- adapted from jacket

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