Just published: Cascade Books and Andrea Lingle, author of Credulous and editor of the Missional Wisdom Library, announce the publication of Into a Reluctant Sunrise, a vulnerable offering of loss and deep struggle, and the re-imagining of love’s boundless reach. It is a gentle companion to those who grieve any loss.
“Lingle mixes poetry, art, and theology to reflect on life and faith after a stillbirth in this gorgeous memoir. She creates a space for grieving readers to explore and reconnect to their own spiritual beliefs. As she moves forward, she affirms a faith of doubt and joy mixed with tragedy, and celebrates the ongoing role of her lost daughter in her life: ‘If I choose to live in denial of the Divine, I will have to deny the divine within myself and within all my children and my daughter will truly die.’ Lingle’s intimate, heartfelt story is a soothing balm for the loneliness and disorientation of loss.”
Into a Reluctant Sunrise touches the heart of a human dilemma: love and loss will always be entwined.
—Foreword Review July/August 2020
She sat on the driveway, asphalt cold and rough under her fingers, watching the sun come up. What happens after the unthinkable happens? The sun comes up. Again and again and again. Stillbirth is a numbing reality for thousands of families each year, and when Andrea L. Lingle’s fourth child stopped moving one October day, she found herself living through just such a reality. Grief is a thoroughgoing despoiler. Nothing, from faith to family, is untouched by the immensity of grief. This is the story of a mother’s journey into stillbirth, into grief, into a reluctant sunrise.
Into a Reluctant Sunrise
978-1-5326-6196-9/ paper / $24.00 / August 2020 / orders
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