NOVELLA BOOK BLURB: Did you ever have a period of time in your life when the whole world crashed in on you? Rachael, the principal character in this book had such a time; an entire year of tragic events piled one upon the other. She finds strength and reassurance from the imagined voices of her never-born children. Her path leads her to write about relentless attacks on her spirit. Along the way she seeks solace from reading about others who have experienced similar loss. Rachael’s family and friends join her on this exploratory journey. They consider the written works that influence her life. That intellectual exercise morphs into an emotional and spiritual adventure. Perhaps the imagined voices are real.
ABOUT AUTHOR: JACKSON BADGENOONE
Following a career in educational publishing and technology, Vincent James Vezza began writing a number of short stories. He uses the pseudonym of Jackson Badgenoone, pronounced Badge-no-one, for full-length works. In this new book, Neverborn, Jackson, is able to share the story of Rachael, a woman who deals with often-silenced issues of devastating loss, and extraordinary bereavement
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3. This is a novel that imagines the voices of the never-born. What do you think the story is about?
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Watching an adult child (and also as a teen) make ungodly decisions and not being able to 'fix' her life! We encourage and pray!
That is hard Anne! It does keep you on your knees!
Hello, without first reading this book, I would imagine the voices the character hears, maybe the still small voice of the Holy Spirit encouraging her on through the rough patches in the road. Listening to the correct voice is the issue with me. Self condemnation is not of the Lord. Romans 8:1. I know this but still need reminders throughout life. Thank you for writing!
5. The divorces of my children. Both were innocent and both spouses that left had proclaimed to be Christian but either were not saved or turned away as neither has come back to God.
4. I think God was saying he knew us in the spirit world/pre-existence before we came to earth.
5. Adult children/grandchildren making choices that you know will lead to ultimate unhappiness and grief, but they have to learn for themselves. Often they don't listen to sound advice from others.
I just lost my brother three weeks ago. The grieving process for me is slow. I’m still in the denial stage. I can’t grasp that he is gone. I was his full time care taker and I’m blessed we were able to spend time together . Towards the end it was difficult for me but I promised him I would never put him in a home. I kept my promise. On March 18th he died from Stage IV colon cancer that had spread to his lungs and liver. I have noticed that I’m reading my Bible more and asking God to help me. I’m lonely without my brother and wait for the process of grieving to happen at my own time.
I believe our Lord was making clear, in Jeremiah 1:5, that He knows us even before we inhabit our physical bodies. Life is precious!
1. I tend to retreat into myself when dealing with grief and loss. My friends tend to do the same thing. I appreciate being left alone to deal with God first, then eventually I'm ready to talk and pray with others. I try to give the same patience to those I love, knowing sometimes we just need to be with God and only Him during times of intense pain.
5. To put it simply, one of the most difficult parenting challenges I've had to face is letting go.
The most difficult parenting challenge - when my daughter got tied up with a group of teens who were not a good influence. We struggled to know what to do but God showed us that He was in control and still is! Your book looks very intriguing. :)
5. When my kids were becoming teens, I thought this was the most difficult time ever. But when they started leaving the nest and making a life of their own, I was so happy for them and they knew I was always here for them, but I think the most difficult time for me is letting them fly and becoming adults on their own in their own right. But with the help of my husband and God, I am doing better.