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Pregnancy and the Gospel: A 5-Day Devotional

This article is part of the ESV.org Reading Plans series.

Insight into a Scriptural Storyline

Culture has no shortage of advice for women in regard to pregnancy, child-bearing, and motherhood, but Scripture also has much to say on the topic.

In the introduction to Labor with Hope: Gospel Meditations on Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Motherhood, Gloria Furman says:

Just like everything else in life, we want our consideration of pregnancy and birth to be consistent with reality. Sometimes the way we think and feel about pregnancy and birth are more reflections of our misconceptions, cultural values, personal preferences, or even overt lies from the pit of hell. But no one wants to form opinions or make decisions based on false information. We desire to live in the light of truth.

Labor with Hope

Gloria Furman

In 25 short meditations, Furman helps women see labor and birth in the framework of the larger biblical narrative, infusing cosmic meaning into their personal experience and directing their focus off of themselves and onto Christ.

A Reading Plan

In this five-day devotional, read passages of Scripture that speak of limitless power and strength that Christ offers to all who rely on him, enabling women to truly labor with hope.

To start the devotional via your browser or as a daily email, simply visit esv.org.

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