He Remembers the Barren

Second edition now available

He Remembers the Barren, Second Edition

“Real, authentic, lyrical.”
– Dr. Arthur A. Just, Concordia Theological Seminary

“Katie writes as a Lutheran who knows that the Christian life is a matter of being before doing.”
– John T. Pless, Concordia Theological Seminary

“Rarely have I met a woman so eloquently able to describe the valley of the shadow of death with such honesty. Even rarer to find someone who can thus acknowledge that even there, ‘Thou art with me, Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.’ Having travelled that valley, those of us who ‘mourn in Israel’ are deeply moved and also comforted by Katie’s stubborn faithfulness, which turns our hearts and minds not only to the reality of the cross, but also to the greater reality of God’s unfailing love, which made that cross necessary.” 
– Donna Harrison, MD

“For couples struggling with barrenness, those struggling to know how to support them, and those who just want to grasp in a real way how the body of Christ — in suffering together, in believing together — is built up together in that hope that will not fail, Katie proves, especially in this new edition, to be a faithful, forthright, and full-hearted companion.”
– Rev. Dr. John and Heidi Sias

“For those who do not know the reality of barrenness personally, this book is incredibly valuable. It is for every Christian. It helps me in my desire to understand, relate to, and care for those who hurt with a pain that I myself have not experienced.”
– Deaconess Rose Adle, co-author of LadyLike: Living Biblically

“I believe that she has done some important work to facilitate a conversation which is too often whispered with guilt and shame and too rarely explored with Christian confidence and common sense.”
– Dr. Beverly Yahnke, executive co-director of Doxology

He Remembers the Barren
 is a tender conversation with women in the church who wrestle with the issue of barrenness in marriage. Addressing questions frequently asked by those struggling with infertility, the author walks alongside the reader, relaying personal stories to both encourage and support those who are suffering.

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(Second Edition) He Remembers the Barren on The Beggars Bog by Rev. Timothy A. Koch

(First Edition) LHP Quarterly Book Review by Rev. Paul J. Cain

(First Edition) He Remembers the Barren on Let It Stet by Adriane A. Heins

(First Edition) Unthinkable Molly Brown on Concordian Sisters of Perpetual Parturition by Rebekah Curtis


He Remembers the Barren” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Andy Bates and Sarah Gulseth interview Katie on June 9, 2017

“Vocation in the Midst of Barrenness” on KFUO’s Faith ‘n’ Family – Sarah Gulseth interviews Katie on July 17, 2017