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Author: Abbey Wedgeworth


31 Biblical reflections on God's Comfort and Care in the Sorrow of Miscarriage

Using Psalm 139, Abbey Wedgeworth walks alongside women suffering the heartbreak of miscarriage. Having experienced the sorrow of miscarriage herself, she acknowledges the isolation commonly felt and the impact that such an experience can have on faith.

The 31 biblical reflections in this beautiful and comforting book remind grieving women that God sees them, knows them, loves them, and is actively caring for them. These precious verses will show women that God can bring comfort, assurance, protection, and purpose in the very sorrow that they are experiencing.

Includes personal stories of pregnancy loss from others, including Courtney Reissig, Kristie Anyabwile, and Eric Schumacher encouraging sufferers that they are not alone. It is a very helpful book to give to women who are suffering in this way.


About the author:

Abbey Wedgeworth is a wife, mother, and writer. She is passionate about discipleship and bible literacy and loves to see the way that the gospel transforms how people think and live. She lives on the South Carolina coast with her husband, David, and their two young sons.


When we lost our baby unexpectedly, silence filled my soul. By the grace of God, Abbey does the impossible in Held by putting words to our pain in miscarriage while offering the hope of the gospel. She guides the broken hearted woman into the endless grace of God.  ~Gretchen Saffles, Founder, Well-Watered Women

It was no coincidence that Abbey was writing Held when we lost our second baby. The portions of it that she shared with me were a balm to my aching heart. This is a Word-saturated book, tenderly written by a woman who loves Jesus, trusts him, and wants to see many hurting moms do the same. I highly recommend it to you.  ~Kristen Wetherell, Author, Fight Your Fears and Hope When It Hurts

I will always keep a copy of Held on my bookshelf to share with mothers enduring the pain of miscarriage. I am abundantly grateful to have a resource that reassures grieving mothers of God’s presence, nearness, and purpose, even in the hardest days. ~Hunter Beless, Founder, The Journeywoman Podcast

Abbey Wedgeworth wants her book to be a companion in a season of loss. That is what we need, and that is what she has written. As she gently works through the difficult loss of an unborn child, she introduces you to a compassionate God who knows how to walk with you as your ultimate Companion. If you are experiencing or have experienced any kind of loss, you will find comfort in this book. ~Dr. Timothy Lane, Founder, The Institute for Pastoral Care

The pain of miscarriage is often hidden from view. It can be hard to articulate the many complex emotions that follow. Those struggling need hope! Written by people who have been there, Held offers just that. It’s real, it’s raw, but, most importantly, it helps individuals relate to Jesus and, even in the toughest of times, become more like him. ~Helen Thorne, Director of Training and Resources, Biblical Counselling UK

This book is insightful, Scripture-saturated, honest, helpful, and will offer such warm companionship to those who have faced the devastation of miscarriage. ~Nancy Guthrie, Author, Hearing Jesus Speak Into Your Sorrow

With the compassion of one who’s been there, Abbey Wedgeworth provides the space to grieve as well as the truth that will help heal. Through biblical teaching, vulnerable transparency, and honest reflection, Held will ultimately point you to the One who holds us all. ~Courtney Doctor, Coordinator of Women's Initiatives, The Gospel Coalition; Visiting Instructor, Covenant Theological Seminary