Almost 200,000 couples in America each year suffer through the tragedy of miscarriage. And that statistic only tells us about first trimester miscarriages. The emotional pain of longer-term miscarriages, and the untold numbers of mothers and fathers who keep silent about their hurt, make this form of child loss especially cruel.
But in Silent Grief, author Clara Hinton brings a clear message of hope through the cold mourning. Writing of her own grief, and interviewing scores of women and men, she offers not pat answers, but instead shows us this: You are not alone. Additionally, the author touches the tears of other forms of child loss: stillbirth, missing children, and adult children who succumb to accident or illness.
The moving, honest responses to these interviews tells the reader that through the tears and rage and awful silence, God still loves us and knows our children intimately. King David knew this. He knew that one day he would be reunited with his child.Publishers Description
Miscarriage has touched almost every home, although it is rarely talked about. It's the invisible pain. In Silent Grief, author Clara Hinton knows what she's talking about. Experiencing the heartbreak of child loss firsthand and acknowledging that God is the ultimate healer, the author shows through her interviews and personal experiences that there is hope for functioning through the pain. These interviews shed much light on the debilitating effects of child loss, including consuming guilt, depression, and strained marriages.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.5" Width: 5.34" Height: 0.53"
Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 1998
Publisher New Leaf Press/Master Books
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|No hope Mar 17, 2007|
|I read this book because it was recommended by a well-respected family organization. This is the absolute worst book to read if you are in recovery from miscarriage. It goes way too much into graphic details of miscarriages themselves and after you get through all the "darkness" of the book - there is very little hope or encouragement offered or given. It did more to cause me to have to relive the pain again than heal the grief. I was so upset by this book I wrote the organization that recommended the book and requested the local bookstore I purchased it from take it off the shelf in fear of the damage it might do to someone else. It was obviously written by someone who had not yet healed from her own grief. There are much better books out there that will get you through miscarriages or loss of a child - the one that probably helped me the most was a book called Losing You Too Soon.|
|A Very Good Book May 31, 2006|
|This book talks about all types of loss, from miscarriages to the death of a child. It is a very good book if you are looking for a general book on grief and loss. If you are looking for a book which main focus is about miscarriage, I would not recommend this book. Also at times the author does discuss faith and using faith to find your way through the darkness which is not for everyone. |
|A must read for anyone who has lost a child Jun 24, 2004|
|It has been more than a year since my husband and I suffered a miscarriage after struggling with infertility. I was fortunate to have found the silent grief website and this book soon after this devastating experience. Those who have suffered an early pregnancy loss know that very few people begin to understand the pain, let alone, are able to comfort us. This book was the only one on the subject that healed my spirit. As someone who knows, first hand, the pain of pregnancy loss, Clara Hinton articulates so well all the feelings a mother experiences. Most importantly, this book will help you understand why others don't seem to share your pain, why your spouse will express grief differently, and how to cope through it all. If you have lost a child, this book is a must read. The author is a strong Christian woman; therefore, the book makes a lot of references to Scripture (a warning for those who don't share the Christian faith).|
|Simply wonderful author Feb 20, 2004|
|This was required reading for a class I took. I was deeply moved by it. She shared her intermost feelings telling about her own grief and her own loss. She was also a guest speaker at this class. Clara Hinton is such a warm and caring person. Even if you haven't suffered the loss of a child this book can help you to help those that did. It made me cry, I truly had felt her loss. She really needs to go on the Oprah show.|
|This Book Will Change Your Life Nov 11, 2002|
|Nobody can imagine what it is like to have a miscarriage or to lose a child. Friends may try to help you with nice little sayings or with cards, but they just don't understand what you are going through. And that is where this book comes in...|
The author has gone through child loss and several miscarriages herself, so she actually knows what a grieving person is feeling. She helps the readers realize that they are not going crazy if they are feeling grief days, weeks, or months after the loss.
Hinton is an authority on this topic of grief and child loss, as can be seen from the thousands of people that visit her website (named after her book) daily for advice and encouragement.
This book has helped me more than I could ever express. As I read the book, I felt like the author was right beside me, encouraging me along the way. Parts of the book are difficult to read - as it brings forth so many painful memories and feelings. However, it helps the healing process so much.
I cannot say enough about this book. It is a MUST READ for anyone - man or woman - that has gone through the loss of a child or a miscarriage. Your only regret after buying this book will be that you didn't buy the book much sooner.
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