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Tender fingerprints : a true story of loss and resolution
Stetson, Brad.
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Publication Information:
Grand Rapids, Mich. : Zondervan Pub. House, [1999]

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240 pages ; 19 cm
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Central Library BV4907 .S74 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks

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This is the powerfully insightful and emotionally compelling account of profound personal loss, the crisis of faith it caused, and the invigorated Christian commitment that resulted.

Author Notes

Brad Stetson is the director of The David Institute, a Christian social research group in southern California, and a prolific writer on religious and social topics. His five previous books include The Silent Subject: Reflections on the Unborn in American Culture and Human Dignity and Contemporary Liberalism. He and his wife, Nina, have three children.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. 9
A Word to the Readerp. 11
Chapter 1 A Perfect Beginningp. 15
Chapter 2 Being Pregnantp. 28
Chapter 3 "Oh God, Why?"p. 39
Chapter 4 A Night of Agonyp. 51
Chapter 5 The Arrival of Griefp. 66
Chapter 6 He Is Perfectp. 79
Chapter 7 The Deepest Song of Human Desolationp. 110
Chapter 8 Difficult Arrangementsp. 122
Chapter 9 A Funeral of Unbearable Sadnessp. 136
Chapter 10 Return to the Worldp. 152
Chapter 11 Grieving Badlyp. 172
Chapter 12 Proper Understandingp. 189
Chapter 13 Learning to Live with Lossp. 206
Chapter 14 A New Beginningp. 212
Resourcesp. 233
Annotated Bibliographyp. 236

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