SARAH C. WILLIAMS
Title: The Shaming of the the Strong: The Challenge of an Unborn Life
Binding: Paper Back
Book Condition: New
Publisher: Kingsway Communications August 2006
1842911791 / 9781842911792
Seller ID: 20090828160973
The book opens with the happy news of a new member of the Williams family. Sarah's two young daughters are excited, as is her own mother (Jennifer Rees Larcombe). But the happiness is shortlived, as the scan at the hospital reveals that the baby has a condition which will mean severe skeletal deformity. Birth will be fatal.Sarah and husband Paul decide to go to full term and not abort, which does not go down well with the hospital. So their personal anguish is exacerbated by the fight to maintain the baby's own dignity as a human being. Naming her is important - and they decide on Cerian, which is Welsh for 'loved one'. The following chapters allow us to join Sarah and her family on the difficult journey towards Cerian's birthday, which will also be her deathday.But Sarah gives us more - she allows us into her walk with God. The anger, the fear, and ultimately the place of peace and acceptance.This book is one of the most powerful testimonies to God's grace we have ever published. Its impact will be personal and political - Sarah has already had an impromptu session with the World Health Organisation who were eager to hear her perspective. It's not often they encounter a mother who has both this kind of experience and the ability to articulate so many of the issues it raises. The title, based on 1 Corinthians 1:27 'God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong', throws out a challenge to a society that's poised to pass laws which threaten the very existence of its weaker members.