A Common Thread
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About "A Common Thread"
A Common Thread is a collection of sixteen brave and honest accounts of fertility issues and miscarriage. Each journey is unique; yet each contributor shares truthfully from their heart the highs and lows they have been through; how their journey has affected their faith and how God has brought them through. Although the physical, emotional and mental toll can be unbearable for those who find themselves facing these battles, there is hope. Within this book you will read the stories of those who have experienced successful IVF, failed IVF, multiple miscarriages, miscarriage after having children, adoption, miracle births, and those who have never been able to have children.Although we all experience the journey differently, we all share 'a common thread' of understanding. You are not alone.
Meet the Author
Catherine Sylvester was born in New Zealand, and has lived in Australia, the USA, and most recently the UK. After spending seven years in television and radio as a presenter and actress, she found herself faced with the heartbreak of miscarriage and fertility issues. It was within this time, between her third and fourth miscarriage that she felt led to start Thursday's Babies (www.thursdaysbabies.com) a ministry to offer hope to others, where it had seemingly been lost in the area of fertility issues. Out of this, A Common Thread came to be.Catherine also presents evenings specifically for couples with fertility issues, named A Night of Hope and she is passionate about sharing the love and redemption that a kind and gracious Father lavishes upon us. He has certainly brought her through many dark and painful times in her life, and she loves to speak about His faithfulness to others.
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Catherine has done a fantastic job in compiling these stories in the book. It is a wonderful resource for women who are going through, or have been through infertility and miscarriage journey. Every story is different, yet they shared so much in common in their spiritual and emotional battles along the way. Pesonally this book has been such an encouragement for me when I was heartbroken with my miscarriage. I read quite a few books at the time but this one is one of its kind. The honest sharing of these people reminded me of the GREATNESS of our God, and how important it is to hold on to HIS promises. There is HOPE. Our problems can break or build our faith, and we must make a wise choice. I give this book my strong recommendation. Thank you Catherine for being a blessing!
This book has been amazing to read and feel part of a bigger community in an isolated journey. I would strongly encourage anyone going through infertility or have a loved going through infertility to read and have a understanding. It gives hope, encouragement and perspective.
I loved reading A Common Thread As a couple who have battled fertility issues it was helpful and reassuring reading about other couples who had faced similar issues to us The collection of stories are all carefully chosen with different viewpoints experiences and outcomes It does help with that feeling of loneliness that can set in along this journey - just as a reminder that you're not alone in this I would definitely recommend this book to anyone with fertility issues or suffering loss or miscarriage
This book is a MUST READ for everybody. A MUST READ for couples who experienced infertility or miscarriages AND a MUST READ for people who want to know more about the journey couples have to go through. Personally I experienced honest insights and testimonies a lot of education and keys how I can support couples. I experienced several miscarriages myself and I have been waiting for such a book that rarely exists. It sooooooo helped me. Thank you so much Catherine Sylvester. Your book is a treasure !
Our marriage is some 20 years old as I write this today. We both decided before we got married, that we did not want to have children. So when a dear friend encouraged me to read this book, I thought "What could I possibly glean from this?" Well, I learned a great deal. I've learned that theses couples have suffered dearly (most, privately ) from being unable to conceive. And this suffering often extends in both length & breadth when the child is later lost in a miscarriage. Such highs & lows are discussed in this book. Despite these experiences, these couples remain strong in their faith, are encouraged by friends & family, and have an inner strength I long to have. I know this book will offer hope and encouragement to those couples struggling with infertility. It will also let couples know that they are not alone in their experiences. Having read this collection of stories, I know these couples have amazing strength & spirit. I was truly blessed to have read this telling book. Sailsman