"Beautiful meditations for you to ponder as you labor through your pregnancy and wonder, �Why is this like it is?�"
Elyse Fitzpatrick, author, Give Them Grace

The world is filled with mixed messages about pregnancy. Popular books and well-meaning family and friends offer you unsolicited advice about what to expect and how to stay healthy�sometimes resulting in joy and excitement but other times leading to discouragement and fear.

The Bible, too, has a lot to say about childbirth�offering real hope that nothing in this world can match. In Labor with Hope, Gloria Furman helps�you see pregnancy, infertility, miscarriage, birth pain, and new life in the framework of the larger biblical narrative, infusing cosmic meaning into�your personal experience by exploring how they point to eternal realities.�

You will see that only Christ can provide the strength they desperately need in order to truly labor with hope.�

The world is full of advice for pregnant women. Popular books and well-meaning family members and friends offer expectant moms mountains of (often unsolicited) advice. While this advice sometimes leads to increased joy and excitement, all too often it results in feelings of discouragement and fear. The Bible, perhaps surprisingly, also has a lot to say about pregnancy—offering real, life-shaping hope that nothing in this world can match. In 25 short meditations, Gloria Furman helps women see labor and birth from the perspective of the whole Bible, infusing cosmic meaning into their personal experience and directing their focus off of themselves and onto Christ. Written for women of all ages—especially expectant moms—this book highlights the limitless power and strength that Christ offers to all who rely on him, enabling women to truly labor with hope.