Paraclete Press, 2011
Reviewed by Wendy Scott, a member of Kenmore Uniting Church.
SARAH Jobe is an ordained minister who is a prison chaplain and mother of two girls.
She is definitely not an earth mother and does not pull punches when describing labour, morning sickness and the risks involved in bringing a new life into the world.
Ms Jobe quotes heavily from the scriptures, all in context.
This is truly a new way of looking of looking at pregnancy and birth. Creating With God is an affirming book that encourages and inspires women in their most important task of of co-creating with God.
It is not a book similar to what to expect when you are expecting, definitely about spiritually giving birth to a better person and family.
This 182 page paperback would be good reading for parents to be or friends and family. As a new grandparent I found it quite inspiring.