Monday, July 11, 2011

Deliver Me compiled and edited by Dianne E. Butts

Do you know someone who has been touched by unplanned or unwanted pregnancy? I was not sure this topic would interest me, but then I recalled friends who had been in that situation. Once I started reading, I was hooked. 

Hope, Help, and Healing through True Stories of Unplanned Pregnancy---that's the subtitle of Deliver Me. Married women as well as unwed mothers find themselves in this situation. Often, they think abortion is their only option. Deliver Me proposes to debunk that myth.

Sometimes heart-warming and often heart-rending, the stories come from mothers, fathers, extended family, and pregnancy center workers. Mothers who chose to keep their babies share their decision-making experience. Those who had abortions tell of the mental anguish they suffered and how they found healing. Pregnancy center workers describe their successes and failures. Mothers, fathers, husbands, and boyfriends touched by this situation also are players in the stories.

Deliver Me presents a Christian perspective to the unwanted pregnancy dilemma. Believing abortion is wrong, the story-tellers want to help women keep their babies or give them up for adoption. But, they also offer the healing power of Jesus Christ to those who suffer the after-effects of abortion. What touched me the most was the "unplanned" father's point of view. As one of them said (p. 96), "Abortion is a direct attack on our identity as protector of our children."

Interspersed with the stories are facts about abortion and lists of resources. At the end, there's a list of "featured" pregnancy centers with contact information.

This book would be a great resource for pregnancy centers. I plan to donate my copy to a local center and encourage them to have copies on hand for their clients.

Buy it on Amazon or directly from Dianne E. Butts.

Disclosure of Material: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookCrash.com book review program, which requires an honest, though not necessarily positive, review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s CFR Title 16, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

1 comment:

Dianne E. Butts said...

I'm so glad you enjoyed the book, Emily. Thank you so much for the wonderful review. I'm praying this book will reach many who need help and healing within the church, and also reach many others to show them God loves them.

Gratefully,
Dianne