Monday, November 4, 2013

Under the Rainbow A Mother's Experience of the Promises of God By Catherine Campbell




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:

What a powerful message of God’s love. What great courage it must have taken to share her heart within the pages of this book. Catherine truly opened her heart to share her journey.

Having a child with special needs I could truly relate to this book. I had to chuckle when she said that she entered, “disability lane that you knew existed but never imaged you would be part of it. In this world we were to meet remarkable children, loving parents, dedicated staff and those whose job was to solve the strangest of problems.”  That disability lane has truly changed my family and I have met some amazing people that I wouldn’t have if it wasn’t for my daughter’s disability.
I love how Catherine shares her growth with the Lord because of her daughters. God really keeps you under His love and on your knees. It is such a unique life being in the world of having a child with disabilities.

If you know someone who has a child with a disability then this would be a wonderful gift. Whether it is a parent, grandparent, or friend this book is a must have so bless them with this book. I would have loved to have read her book when my journey began in “disability lane”. Thank you for sharing your life with me!
Disclaimer: I provided an advanced reader copy of this book from Kregel Publication for free in order to write this review. All thoughts and opinions are mine and were not subject to editing from the publisher.


1 comment:

  1. Hi Renee, thanks for reviewing my book Under the Rainbow, and for understanding what life's like in the 'disability lane'. Visitors to your review can contact me at catherine-campbell.com or www.facebook.com/catherinecampbellauthor where there are free giveaways of my book this week. Keep reading and blessing people with your reviews.

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