Katey joins author Rachel Marie Stone to discuss her latest book Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light. We examine the simultaneous discomfort and the awe we feel about how in the act of giving birth, we touch death as we bring new life into the world. We discuss the ways that the medicalization of birth has changed the ways that we think about birth, the importance of affirming women’s self-knowledge of their own bodies, and the ways that birth can teach us about the nature of God.
Rachel is the author of Eat With Joy: Redeeming God’s Gift of Food, which won won Christianity Today book award in the category of Christian Living, and was named one of Religion News Service’s “Top Ten Intriguing Books of 2013.” Her latest book Birthing Hope: Giving Fear to the Light will be available on May 1. Publisher’s Weekly said “Stone’s style is reflective, making the book more of a meditation than a traditional memoir, and the prose is evocative throughout.” You can pre-order Birthing Hope on Intervarsity Press.