Book Review Barren: Infertility Grief and Mustard Seed Faith

Published 12:00 pm Tuesday, May 28, 2019

By Dawn Burleigh

The Orange Leader


Shortly after saying “I do” to the man of a woman’s dream, the questions quickly follow of “When is the baby due?” Not because she was pregnant as she walked down the aisle to the altar, but because it is ingrained in humanity to expect the pitter patter of little feet within a couple of years of the couple joining.

And when there is an issue with becoming pregnant, the question becomes a stark reminder the woman as she questions why.

Barren: Infertility Grief and Mustard Seed Faith takes one through the journey, trials, setbacks, tears, and anger one faces while dealing with infertility. While written from the woman’s point of view, it also includes what her husband was facing along the way.

Rosa L. Miller and her husband heard the ‘biological clock’ ticking and searched for their options. From infertility drugs to failed adoptions, they faced heartache month after month for years.

Their faith helped them stay strong.

This book is written for any couple who is facing the same battle of infertility as an inspiration to maintain hope.

But more so, it also gives an insight from the struggling couple’s point of view for those who knows someone one in the situation. It provides an understanding of what a couple faces as they continue to struggle to become pregnant or hope for a child to call their own.

While the couple talks about their ups, downs and other disappointments along the way due to infertility, it is also inspirational to families who have lost a child through miscarriage or stillborn.

Barren: Infertility Grief and Mustard Seed Faith, 98 pages, was written by Rosa L. Miller, of Starks, Louisiana, and published by Christian Faith Publishing in 2018.