Written by Peter Barnes, President of Evangelicals for Life, The Forbidden Grief is a pastoral resource for those who are grieving and struggling through past decisions regarding abortion, showing the reader where true forgiveness and restoration can be found.
The Forbidden Grief is a brave but very necessary book. By walking us through the story of David and Bathsheba, Peter Barnes courageously but tenderly confronts women who have had their child aborted with the reality of the sin that it is. Just like the prophet Nathan before him, he does this not to heap guilt upon the already distressed but to point them to the sweet joy of forgiveness that only true repentance and faith in the Lord Jesus Christ can bring. The Forbidden Grief is an excellent short book to place in the hands of those who know this very deep and personal grief, especially if they’ve already been in compassionate conversation with a Christian.
David Ould | Senior Associate Minister, St John's Cathedral, Parramatta, Australia and Blogger.