Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Under the Rainbow

About the book: 
As a young nurse, Catherine witnessed the reality of infant loss and the tragedy of broken lives. She didn't think that God would allow it to happen to her or her unborn baby though. But when her first, and then second, daughter was born with a rare genetic condition, she was forced to question this belief.

Catherine and her husband nursed the girls until they died at the ages of ten and thirteen, respectively, never having had the ability to even recognize their parents. This is the story of Catherine's journey with God through this incredible heartache and loss. She honestly shares her disappointment, devastation, and even anger as she deals with the daily demands of her daughters.

In time, though, she came to see her situation differently. We stand "under the rainbow" with her as she experiences the reality of the promises of God, which eventually led to acceptance and freedom. More than an autobiography, the book considers issues such as friendship, helping children grieve, and turning pain over to God. It will make you laugh, and it may make you cry, but ultimately it will reveal to you a God who always keeps His promises.

My Thoughts:
One would think that a true life story of a mother losing two children would be a depressing work but this was not at all like that. Catherine Campbell is able to show all the joys she shared with her daughters throughout their lives. She doesn't whitewash her feelings but also shares the 'negatives' she felt when confronted with not just one but two disabled children. Her book is an inspiration to all that no matter what comes our way we can find joy and continue to praise God even "under the rainbow".

You can read more about the author at her website.

Special thanks to Kregel Publications for sending me a review copy.

1 comment:

Catherine Campbell said...

Hi Renee, thank you for reading and reviewing my book 'Under the Rainbow', and for recognizing that it is not a depressing book!! Sadness is undoubtedly part and parcel of all our lives but the focus in my writing is to relate how God can put sense, and even joy, back into the difficult experiences of life. God bless you as you share with others.