Monday, October 17, 2016

From Depths We Rise by Sarah Rodriguez

This is memoir is one where I wondered how much more Rodriguez could endure and remain faithful to Christ. It is an amazing story of tragedy and miracle.

Rodriguez had tried to get pregnant with no success. She found she had a condition called polycystic ovary syndrome. She and her husband tried fertility drugs. Nothing. Then surgery. Nothing. Fertility specialists. Still nothing.

One day her husband had blood in his urine. He had kidney cancer. Surgery and treatment found him declared cancer clear. They had an IVF pregnancy resulting in twins. One miscarried but the other was born – a boy.

But then the cancer returned to her husband. Chemo treatment, then surgery, and then he had a stroke while in rehab. He never recovered and died.

Rodriguez had a choice to make. She decided to have the remaining eggs implanted. A baby girl was born but soon suffered from meningitis. Scans showed brain damage and the baby girl neared death. And then something surprising happened.

This is an amazing memoir. It is a true testimony to trusting God in the midst of tragedy. Rodriguez writes in a way that captured my interest to the very end. She is very honest with her feelings as she kept a grasp on her faith. Hers is an encouraging story and I highly recommend it.

You can watch the book trailer here.

You can find out more about the book and the author at

My rating: 5/5 stars.

Sarah Rodriguez is an author, speaker and blogger. She is the creator of the Choose Joy Project to honor her late husband. She lives in Oklahoma with her son and daughter.

Shiloh Run Press, 256 pages.

I received a complimentary copy of this book through Icon Media. My comments are an independent and honest review.

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