Julie and I have known each other for awhile now and I have been blessed by getting to read her words about God redeeming the loss of their daughter. "When God Called Piper Home," is their personal narrative as God has written it for their family. I have not personally lost a child, but reading her words has given me insight into those around me that have. The book summary is below:
My husband and I lost our second daughter, Piper Kay, just days
before her due date in July of 2011. She was full term, a baby loved
and cared for through a normal, healthy pregnancy.
As we were faced with this tragic and heartbreaking loss, God spoke
words that became sentences and formed chapters that have become
a life-altering book.
When God Called Piper Home, by Julie Brawner, is a true story of loss
and shares the hope of Christ found in the midst of pain. The book
is made up of 12 chapters, pictures, journal entries and resources that
have helped along the way.
Our heart’s desire is that this book would touch the lives of many
and provide a hope that will last for eternity. Whether you have lost
a child, given birth to a stillborn, experienced a miscarriage, or walked
with someone who has—even if you are a mother or father of
healthy little ones—this book will minister to your soul.