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Before You Were Born

by Nancy White Carlstrom

Hardcover, 1 pages

Published by Eerdmans Pub Co (2002-01-01)

List Price: $17.00

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Amazon Description

A poetic recounting of how the birth of a child changes the lives of the parents.

One Potato Review

There’s a lot of God to get over, or to celebrate, here. You could also make a case this book is more naturally pitched to breathless new parents than the very young children they read to, still there’s finally no discounting the enormous peacefulness between these covers - both in saturated landscapes full of hills and stars and leaping, glowing fish, and the text which lingers in “faraway shadows” and “cactus bursting into bloom.” There’s a great grandmother here too who has woven a cap for the newborn out of moonbeams and silk and a lifetime’s worth of perspective. This book is like that sometimes. For baby dreams, she says. 

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