Friday, August 31, 2007

Related Reading

The response to my call for prayers in the ongoing fight for a culture of life has been overwhelming! I wanted to mention, specifically, a couple of books that beautifully illustrate the dignity and sanctity of life.

In its mother’s womb, a tiny baby grows, explores the waters, and talks with the angel who is there.
These gentle illustrations and wise words tell the story of that baby and the angel in the waters . . . a story that delights all children, because the journey from conception to birth is their story, too.
Learn more about the author and her work here.

Debut children's author Anne Bowen captures the eagerness and anticipation attendant upon the birth of a new family member, and her poetic descriptions ("hands spread out, like little starfish"; "ribbons of autumn sunlight weaving through your hair") brim with sentimental tenderness. Shed's realistic portraits evoke the feeling of a family photo album, including close-ups of the fetching baby and various beaming family members.

(H/T to Becky of Wild at Heart Family for this one)

Reflecting my manifesto that women and their unborn children are not on opposite sides of the battleground, author Frederica Matthewes talks with women who are considering or who have already chosen "the miserable alternative" of abortion and presents compassionate, life-affirming, hopeful choices.

"A realistic and personal portrayal of abortion in America and what can be done about it." Helen Alvare, Secretariat for Pro-Life Activities, National Conference of Catholic Bishops

Any other recommendations? Leave a message in the comments below or drop me an email and I'll add it to the list.

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