Elise Erikson Barrett joins Dan and Jana to offer theological and practical guidance on a difficult subject: miscarriage. In What Was Lost: A Christian Journey through Miscarriage, Barrett draws on her own painful experiences as well as on interviews with others who have experienced miscarriage. She explores complex questions in an effort to help women grieve and, in time, to think theologically about pregnancy loss. Barrett also offers some much-needed practical advice about breaking the news to others, coping with insensitive comments, and grieving what is often a private loss, unmarked by the world.
Elise Erikson Barrett, a United Methodist pastor, has worked in a variety of ministry settings, including youth work, hospital and college chaplaincy, and church ministry. A native of Indiana, she now makes her home in South Carolina with her husband and children.