We are excited to announce the start of our 2014 Virtual Book Tour! From now until Mother’s Day we’ll be sharing posts from readers around the Internet discussing The Gift of Giving Life. We’re also giving away some amazing prizes! Visit our Virtual Book Tour page to read more about the prizes and enter the giveaways!
For today’s Virtual Book Tour post, we’d like to share excerpts of reviews our readers have posted on Amazon.com, Deseretbook.com, and other sites around the web. Have you posted a review yet? You can receive three entries into our charm bracelet and tree of life pendant giveaways by posting reviews at Deseretbook.com and Amazon.com respectively. We love hearing what our readers think about The Gift of Giving Life! While you’re at it, share your review on Goodreads too! Now on to the good stuff…
“Despite the fact that I am nearing the end of a Masters semester loaded with an intense reading load I found time each day to read just a little more, because I needed the boost that it gives, and the light. If I was wealthier I would purchase crates of the book and pass it out to the many women I know.” -Piper, blog review
“This book is truly amazing. I would recommend it to any woman. It addresses natural birth, epidurals, c-sections, miscarriage, adoption, infertility, and so much more. The overwhelming feeling that I took away from this book is how truly divine it is to be a woman. . . . Such beautiful and uplifting doctrine! Read it!!!!!” -Shiree, Goodreads review
“This was one of the most spiritually nourishing books I’ve ever read (besides the scriptures of course. 🙂 I love how it likens natural childbirth to the atonement, where women literally have to go through the valley of death in order to bring life into this world. . . . I can’t recommend this book enough! Love love loved it!” -Amanda, Goodreads review
“I read this book before I was even married, and the peace that I felt as I read was incredible. I love the authors, and their willingness to share personal stories, and to sacrifice so much to give women all of this wonderful information. . . . I was so happy to see it on Deseret Book shelves in Utah County! It is one that I will be reading more than twice, and it is definitely worth the price.” -anonymous, Deseret Book review
“I was hesitant to buy this because it just looked like birth stories (which it is), but its also so much more. . . . Beautifully written and something I will definitely recommend to others.” -Cameo, Amazon review
“I cannot recommend it enough for anyone who is pregnant. . . . It has made me truly realize how spiritual this act is that I am partaking in. The weight of my responsibility, the sacrifice I will make, etc. It is a hefty book, but I highly recommend it to anyone LDS or not.” -Gina, blog review
“The beauty of this book is that there is something here for everyone. You can find beautiful essays about natural home births, beautiful essays about scheduled c-sections, and everything in-between. It’s all here. All are welcome and I think all will come away from this book edified.” -Bridget, Goodreads review
“As a Mormon woman, the way in which these birth experiences were framed made sense to me on a spiritual and theological level, however I don’t believe you have to be Mormon to find inspiration and peace in these pages.” -Krisanne, blog review
“I read this entire book in the two months prior to giving birth to my first child. I am an incredibly anxious person and as we went through the scare of possible pre-term birth, and then the preparations for a natural birth, I was able to find peace through reading these stories. . . . I have already loaned it out once, purchased a copy as a gift for another friend, and will recommend this book to many women for years to come.” -anonymous, Deseret Book review
“I so rarely bestow a 5 star rating on a book. But, when I realized I only had 30 pages left of this book I started to bawl. That’s how much I didn’t want the book to end. Not even 500 pages of stories and essays could satisfy my desire to keep reading. I love this book.” -Tannie, Goodreads review
“I was starved for a book that didn’t view pregnancy and birth as secular and solely physiological. This book brought real comfort to me because it strengthened my faith in a positive delivery, and increased my trust in a Higher Being instead of solely in myself or a healthcare provider. . . . I cried almost every time I read it.” -Christa, Amazon review
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