Natasha takes you on a journey through her own walk with infertility and with raw truthfulness tells the story of God meeting her there, right in the middle. Are you wondering where He is? Come taste the miracle of Pain Redeemed.
Okay, first of all, let’s cover-gush, shall we? Isn’t that the most gorgeous shade of green?! =) When I first saw that cover, I knew I wanted to read this book ~ and not just because it was written by friend and fellow Kindred Grace team member Natasha Metzler. But I held back for a bit, because, well, because I knew God would meet me within those pages, and I wasn’t sure I wanted to make my way through a book about pain…
I’m infinitely glad God brought me to this book when He did, though. I was right. He met me within those pages.
May I include a quote that struck me right between the eyes?
I whispered, I can’t handle this. I feel so lost and alone. God’s answer echoed so loudly that I snapped my head up to look around. That is not the truth. I am with you and I’m not lost at all.
She shares poetry, she shares scenes from her life, and she shares kitchen-table talks with God. That’s my favorite kind of non-fiction, truly. And her style of writing is so, so lovely.
Natasha isn’t afraid to get real, to be honest, to admit, confess, embrace her longing to be a mother and her sorrow over her empty arms. Her story is powerful and profound in that she doesn’t just share her story and shut the book. She turns up her hands and invites us along with her, whatever our pain and longings may be.
There is beauty in that kind of wild hope in God.
Natasha doesn’t preach; she draws pictures with prose and compels you to see the pinpoint light beyond the dark window. Pick up Pain Redeemed? You will be blessed. But you don’t have to take my word for it (click to read more reviews).
About the Author
Natasha Metzler and her husband on a dairy farm in Northern New York. Her work has been published in numerous print publications, including Proverbs 31 Magazine, Keepers At Home, The Secret Place, Above Rubies, and A New Heart. She is a broken, busted-up sinner redeemed by a gracious, loving God. She speaks Creole, names dairy cows, and captures simple beauty with a camera. For more about Natasha, please click here.
A sincere thank you to my author-friend, Natasha, for providing me with a review copy and thereby blowing me away with this blessing of a book.