So begins the correspondence from an unborn baby to her mother. Making an impassioned plea to her mother to not abort her, she shares her hopes and fears with the woman who can control whether she lives or dies. These letters are an appeal to all who read them to choose life.
I can hear your voice
I would make you happy
You and daddy put me here
I would like a name
You were here once
I will take care of you one day
Happy Father’s Day
Your freedom and mine
God was here once
I’d rather be adopted than aborted
I wish I were a baby eagle
Mommy, I’m scared
There is forgiveness
Mom’s letter to Zoe
I miss you
… beautiful and yet unflinchingly honest, emotional and yet filled with objective truth, creative and yet focused on matters of life and death. It was written by a well–respected theologian, and yet it is very simple to read. And if this book has come in to your hands, reading it is exactly what I would encourage you to do. It won’t take long, but it may change everything.
Megan Hill, Author of ‘Contentment’ and ‘Praying Together’; Editor, The Gospel Coalition & mother of four (by birth and adoption)
Nothing is more personal than the beginning of a child’s life in the womb—or the termination of that life by abortion.If I Could Speakgives a voice to an unborn child, and her appeals to her parents to allow her to live are deeply moving and profoundly illuminating. Using sanctified imagination and yet solemn reality, Mark Jones provides us with the best book that I have ever read to reach both mind and soul on the dreadful holocaust of abortion. You simply must read this book—it will move you to biblical tears, righteous anger and heartfelt prayer simultaneously—and then pass it on to many others.
Joel R. Beeke, President, Puritan Reformed Theological Seminary, Grand Rapids, Michigan
Imagine granting an innocent child a public hearing before they were led off to be killed. This innovative book re–awakens to the true horrors of abortion by humanizing what’s at stake. Mark Jones has taken imaginative writing to a new level on behalf of the most vulnerable people in our world, the unborn. Can we listen to them? Will we give them a hearing?
Tony Reinke, Writer for Desiring God & author ofLit!
Pregnancy can be scary. It will change your life. Can you do this? Now? There are so many uncertainties, so many questions. From the creative, unique perspective of receiving letters from the womb,If I Could Speakwill address your fears, insecurities, and what really matters. This little book may be just the blessing you need right now to bring clarity in a stressful time. I pray that it will be read widely.
Aimee Byrd, Author of Housewife Theologian, Theological Fitness, and No Little Women
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