Redeeming Childbirth Giveaway!

Screen Shot 2013-02-03 at 4.00.54 PMRedeeming Childbirth is a powerful new book by a long time friend and sweet sister in the Lord, Angie Tolpin. I have watched and taken part in this journey that Angie has taken in writing this book over the last year and I am so blessed to see the heart and love that she has poured out into this book. This book is a fresh new call to invite the presence of God into this intimate and beautiful process of childbirth. It is a challenge to let go of the debates, comparisons, and disunity among Christian women on the subject of childbirth how’s and where’s, and instead, fully embrace the beautiful design that God has for you, and realizing that He is the sustainer, deliverer, and only one that can truly support and carry us through, and ultimately redeem this process of childbirth.

He designed childbirth, its challenges, its pains, its processes, and He calls us to see the beauty and magnitude of how we can display and magnify His glory through every step of the journey. God desires to use it to draw our hearts more deeply into His presence and to prune and refine our character in ways that no other life experience can compare with. This book is full of biblical encouragement in preparing for childbirth and beyond, but also chock full of practical encouragement, from personal testimonies, making the birthing room a place of worship and Scripture meditation, understanding God’s true design in pain, dealing with fear, redeeming emergency situations, help for bed-rest situations, and so much more. She offers tons more free downloadable resources through her website, Redeeming Childbirth.

Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“It is not where the baby is born that marks a birth as redeemed. It is the act of surrendering our agendas to The Lord, seeking His will for our childbirth, and then experiencing His presence working in us, through us, and around us that makes it a redemptive milestone in one’s life.”

“…Once you choose to surrender fully under the headship of Christ, you begin living in the freedom of the grace that Jesus brings. You begin to view pain, not as a burden or a curse, but as beautiful. It is a beautiful pain because of the spiritual, mental, and emotional growth you will experience as you embrace it, in Christ who strengthens you.”

“Jesus is our deliverer in birth. He brings forth life. He chooses when that baby will be born; we know not the hour, only He does. He is the one we can choose to transfer our pain to, to let Him take it and carry us.”

There is so much hope in this book! I highly recommend it and believe passionately that every pregnant mother, and in fact, every woman of God, young and old, should read this book and begin to change our culture tide from women who only complain of the pains of pregnancy and spreading fear from horrible birth tales into a generation of women that choose instead to invite God in and proclaim how God met and redeemed them in childbirth in such a way that God is mightily glorified! Let us let go of our agendas and instead proclaim the excellencies of God’s amazing grace every step of the way. The birth room and our birth stories can be a powerful place and opportunity to be a shining light in a dark world! Who knows what God can do? Let’s not put Him into a box.

This book is available on Amazon for just $15, or through kindle for $6. Please order your copy today here.

For further encouragement and resources, check out the Redeeming Childbirth facebook page.

Thanks to Angie, we are giving away one copy today of Redeeming Childbirth to one beautiful woman!

 TO ENTER:

1. Visit Angie’s website, Redeeming Childbirth, and check out the vision for this book and the awesome resources she has available for you. Come back and share in a comment below why you would like to read this book.

Giveaway Closed.

AND THE WINNER IS…

Sarah O. ([email protected]….): “I would LOVE to win this book. I am 27 weeks pregnant with our fourth child today. Even after all of these years, I struggle with such fear and feeligs of insecurity about labor and delivery. I have a feeling this book would be a huge encouragement to my heart.” 

I pray this book would be a great blessing to you Sarah! Congrats!

No purchase necessary to enter this giveaway.
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About Lindsay

Lindsay Edmonds is first a lover of Jesus, wife, mother of four, homemaker, and writer. She loves inspiring women around the world toward simple, natural, and intentional living for the glory of God.

213 Responses to Redeeming Childbirth Giveaway!

  1. Dawn L February 7, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

    As a childbirth educator and now attending my daughter’s births, I would love to put in her hands (and my head) a resource that will point our thoughts to the One who designed childbirth.

  2. sarah h February 7, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    As a doula and childbirth educator, I love this and would love to have it yo recommend to parents! On a personal note, I am recovering from a traumatic end to my pregnancy (discovery of life threatening condition called hydrops in my baby at 35wks & I developed Mirror Syndrom as result), we had to have emergency cs and immediate separation from baby, 18 days in NICUetc. Praise the Lord we both survived but am left processing this &filled with emotional pain. this sounds like a healing read. thank you!

  3. Megan Jarrett February 7, 2013 at 5:33 pm #

    I think it would be beneficial for me to learn how to focus on Christ, rather than myself.

    • Angie Tolpin February 7, 2013 at 7:51 pm #

      Megan, You have grasped the essential message of this book. I hope you win!

  4. Lisa February 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm #

    The beauty and challenges of birth is something I have been intimately interested in during my own birth experiences. During the birth of my daughter last year, I found my encouragement in God more than I had before. I would love to read this book for my own encouragement and also to share with others.

  5. Laurie February 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I am due to give birth in a few weeks. After having 3 very hard labors (I have gone in with the expectation of an epidural and each time it doesn’t work, only numbing me from mid thigh down. In addition to this I have very large babies with my last being nearly ten pounds and am very petite myself. The babies do not descend into the birth canal and cause tremendous pain as the labor will not progress. Combined with the failed epidural I have had to give birth in the worst possible position for this situation: flat on my back. This makes labor long and very difficult.) After my last labor I decided I did not want to do it anymore. Having experienced the pain of a natural birth unwillingly and with additional difficulties I did not want to ever do it again. Recently the Lord has convicted my husband and I of our self-centered view of life and has lovingly shown us His view of children and families. I have become pregnant again and, while my heart rejoices in this blessing, I have not fully overcome the fear of childbirth. My baby looks to be large again. I am not going to even try for the epidural this time and have been obsessively looking for resources to encourage, strengthen and equip me to face labor again. I have given this time to God and have chosen to embrace the pain as a way of offering up my body as a living sacrifice and I am actually looking forward to looking to Christ, rather than doctors, for my deliverance and know that when I am weak, He will be my strength. This book looks like exactly what the Lord has placed on my heart. Thank you for the opportunity :)

    • Angie Tolpin February 7, 2013 at 7:53 pm #

      Laurie,
      I would love to connect with you more about this! I pray you experience His strength and peace.

  6. Darrah February 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

    I would love to read this book. My second is currently 2 1/2 months and we pary that the Lord will bless us with more. I look forward to future pregnancies and births with a mixture of excitement and fear. Both are times of great blessing and stretching and I would love to hear Angie’s heart on how to truly have a pregnancy and birth that honors the Lord!

  7. Laura February 7, 2013 at 1:13 pm #

    I stumbled upon this today and was SO excited! I am 38 weeks pregnant with my second son (first is 19 months) and in reading the vision for Redeeming Childbirth, I felt as though my heart on pregnancy and specifically birth was put to words! With my first, I knew I could not enter into childbirth with any lingering fears. Despite what the majority of women say, childbirth is NOT to be dreaded or awful–it is a gift and to be delighted in! One of the greatest experiences we can endure with both the Lord and our husbands. It is a blessing, and when we submit our ideals to the Lord an allow Him to cover us in peace and let His will be done in childbirth (however that ends up happening), it is beautiful. I have spent this past week preparing with the Lord for the birth of our second, submitting my fears to him and asking him for this very thing, to allow the beauty of His will to be done in this child’s birth. I would love to read this book (and be able to give it to other women as an encouragement ) because I want to fill up my mind with the truth about childbirth and pregnancy, not the fears that we so often hear!

  8. Ashley February 7, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    I’m pregnant with our first and I’d love to read a book that looks at childbirth from a Christian perspective. Thanks for the giveaway!

  9. Katalina P. February 7, 2013 at 1:04 pm #

    I would love to read this book. Learn and pass this knowledge down to the next generation.

  10. Tessa McKnight February 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm #

    I’d love to win this book! We are pregnant with our first right now, and being very much of a home-birth mindset, this book seems right up my alley. I’d love to glean from it’s wisdom! Thanks for doing the giveaway!

  11. Sheri Powers February 7, 2013 at 11:18 am #

    I would love to be blessed by this give-away. My story is actually just beginning, and it has been a rough start. I have been blessed by a wonderful husband now for a little over a year. We were married on October 1, 2011. We are older, and both desired to be married, but it took awhile for us to find each other (all in God’s plan though!). We just became pregnant this past December. I am due in September of 2013. However, I have had a terrible bout with morning sickness. I have been unable to work for the past 2 weeks, vomiting all the time, lying around in bed and concerned about dehydration. In the providence of God, the baby is healthy. We just had an ultrasound yesterday. I am 10 weeks along. Today I received a zofran pump, and we are hoping that will help me to function normally. I’m thankful that a friend sent this website and resource my way, and I know it will encourage.

  12. Vickie February 7, 2013 at 10:55 am #

    I have delivered my children in this order: c section, VBAC, C Section and now I am hoping to have another VBAC. It seems that a lot of well meaning christian ladies have adopted this fad of thinking that if you don’t have a natural, non medicated delivery, that you somehow missed out on a spiritual blessing. Although i would love to have done it that way, that was not in the Lord’s plan. I have accepted that He often gives us twists and turns in the road of our lives and although they can be unpleasant, they are for us to accept. I would love to read this book for more insight and to help other mothers that I am friends with who have had to surrender the “euphoric birth experience” to the Lord and accept what He has given them. Thank you for writing this book…I believe it is much needed.

  13. Hannah S. February 7, 2013 at 9:19 am #

    I would love to win this book because I am expecting my second in 2 months and would love to deepen my understanding of the spirituality of pregnancy and childbirth. I would love to be more intimate with the Lord and less focused on getting through the pain during labor. I also would love to learn more about combatting the expectations and judgmental spirit that sometimes is tempting to have with ‘natural’ childbirth.