Book Review: Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith by Tanika Fitzgerald

"Physical limitations do not limit or intimidate God." (174)

Title: Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith
Author:  Tanika Fitzgerald
Publisher:  Nyreepress Publishers
Release Date:  October 14, 2016
Genre: Christian Living / Non-Fiction

Faith over fear. Patience over frustration. Pain with a purpose.

In Miscarried Joy, Tanika transparently shares her deeply personal and disappointing experiences of losing her babies due to miscarriage. There were times when she felt God was the cause of her pain. However, her journey through the lives of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah, Elizabeth and Naomi, revealed quite the opposite---God had allowed her pain for a much greater purpose. Each of these women had something in common: they learned to surrender their will and trust God's plan beyond the pain. They were pushed to a posture of prayer that led them from questioning God to have total confidence in Him. Tanika discovered that this season of waiting didn't show up simply to challenge her, but to change her.

With biblical depth, heart-filled transparency and a voice of passion, you will:

-Understand God's heart in the midst of incredible pain
-Discover the importance of trusting God's plan over your own
-Arm yourself with the strength to let go of bitterness and comparison to appreciate the beauty of your story
-Learn and implement spiritual principles and strategies to walk boldly in faith
-Embrace God's delay and birth contentment in your season of waiting

What have you miscarried? What purpose have you had difficulty conceiving? Is it a calling you fear stepping into? A vision that has not yet come to pass? Miscarried Joyhas something for anyone who needs help pushing through incredible pain to conquer discouragement, walk in faith and birth their purpose. God's delay in your life could be a set up for your greatest calling to be fulfilled.

"Anything that stays on your hearts should be brought to God in prayer." (183)

Yes, and in prayer did I start reading Miscarried Joy by Tanika Fitzgerald.  My personal experiences with miscarriages have piqued my interest in picking up this book, and with a prayerful heart, I dive into the author's open honestly of her journey.  During this time, I am reminded my God's faithfulness and  greatness.  With tears I join the author in embracing the peace by trusting in Him, and finding serenity in waiting.  Miscarried Joy is a story, a devotion and a companion for those who need to move beyond pain to faith together with Christ, as well as together with your love ones.  That is one area in the book that began a subtle yet transformative comprehension in my heart. The part where your husband is with you, and when you pray together, and grieve together, there you will find peace that flows through you.  With biblical references and personal experiences, Miscarried Joy isn't just about joy, it's about understanding, transformation and finding peace that comes with trials and pain.  I highly recommend this. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Tanika Fitzgerald is a lover of Christ, a wife to her husband, Maurice, a loving daughter and sister. She is passionate about equipping women to grow spiritually, live balanced lives and helping them to be ARMED for victory in every area of life. Tanika has been called to minister to others through her passion and gift of writing to inspire women all over the globe. She is also the visionary behind ARMED Magazine---a publication created to "Spiritually Equip for you Victory in Battle." Her inspirational writing has been featured in numerous publications including Hope for Women MagazineBlack and Married with Kids, and more. Tanika has also interviewed powerful voices in the Christian community, including Lady Serita Jakes, Sheryl Brady, Charles Jenkins, Earnest Pugh, and more! Tanika is a woman who is passionate about her relationship with Jesus Christ, family, giving to others, laughter, having fun, and enjoying every moment that life brings!

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  1. This hits home with me. I had multiple miscarriages while having my family... and when that malady struck my daughters, it broke my heart. Depending on when the loss occurs, a miscarriage can either be an invisible loss (because no one realizes you're expecting) or an awkward silence because no one knows what to say.

    God loves us. He wants us happy. But the human body is an imperfect vessel, and there is so much that must go right to produce a baby, that I'm constantly amazed by how often it actually works.

    I'm glad that someone instituted the pregnancy and infant loss day... October 15th... because these invisible losses shouldn't be invisible any more. They should be remembered and cherished for the blessings they were meant to be... and are.

    And yes, I have a rocking chair reserved in heaven, where I'll spend my days in glory sitting and rocking those tiny souls. I have absolute belief in that. :)

    1. I Do Too and Your Grandparents and or Parents who have passed (If Any Have Yet) Are taking care of them for you now

  2. Also, I just wanted to mention this... "Thy Will", the beautiful and poignant song released by Hillary Scott and the Scott family for the Christian market last year was written following the miscarriage Hillary suffered the previous fall. The poignancy of her voice, the lyrics, and the instrumentation is absolutely a blessing to those who've suffered loss. Annie, here's the link to the video if you haven't seen this:

    1. Thank you Ruthy! And I know 'Thy Will' since it's a daily broadcast on KLove! And it's a beautiful song. Thanks for your words and your love!

  3. This is an amazing post. When I hear the word "miscarry" I always think of babies. However, in reading this post today, I am awakened and reminded that we often "miscarry" the plan that God has for us. While reading the questions, "What have you miscarried? What purpose have you had difficulty conceiving?", I began to reflect on my life. Thank you so much for this message today. I want to read this book.

    1. Melissa, very very well said. Thank you for sharing what I can't express well. This book blessed me with tears of joy, understanding and hope. Hope in waiting for Him.


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