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I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy [Kindle Edition]

Angie Smith
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (174 customer reviews)

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Book Description

In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth. Upon receiving the original diagnosis, Angie started a blog (Bring the Rain) to keep family and friends informed of their journey. Soon, the site exploded in popularity, connecting with thousands who were either experiencing their own heartbreaking situations or simply curious about how God could carry someone through something so tragic. I Will Carry You tells the powerful story of a parent losing her child, interwoven with the biblical story of Lazarus to help those who mourn to still have hope—to find grace and peace in the sacred dance of grief and joy.


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About the Author

Angie Smith is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah) and author of the popular blog entitled Bring the Rain. She holds a Master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, Tennessee.


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  • File Size: 900 KB
  • Print Length: 224 pages
  • Publisher: B&H Publishing Group (December 2, 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004HILQ54
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #112,132 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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71 of 76 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully honest May 1, 2010
Format:Paperback
I've been following Angie's blog since the day Audrey was born so I knew much of her story.

One thing I really wondered about when ordering the book was whether or not it would be different than her blog. So, I will attempt to answer that for others wondering. The answer is yes, and no. It's not insofar as Audrey's life was very short, and Angie has blogged about it openly and comprehensively, so at some point, there's only so many ways you can tell the same story. So for anyone who has read her blog, there will be a familiarity about the book in both the details of the story and Angie's uniquely sensitive, poignant, and poetic style of writing.

However, there's a depth that comes in the book that I don't think is reached on the blog. By spending the entire book on essentially one topic, she takes you farther into her journey and their thoughts and broken hearts than is possible in any single post on her blog. While most of the details shared are not new (though a few are), but there is a cohesiveness and complexity that is new. Rather than getting bits of the story, one post or page at a time, you can weep with her through the entire journey at once.

The story is gripping anyway, but Angie's writing is artistically, beautiful. It is so intimate and delicate, that you really feel like you're sitting in the waiting room with her, wanting to yell at the lady in Target with her, standing at Audrey's funeral with her, ministering to other women with her, listening to her sweet girls with her, crying your heart out to God with her. The book is breathtaking and challenging.

While never preachy, the book is incredibly instructive on grief and fear and expectations and surrender to the Lord.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book... April 17, 2010
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I "met" Angie through her blog just a few short weeks after the death of my 15 year old daughter Rachel on April 28, 2009. Angie's journey is intimate, transparent and one that glorifies Him. This book is for anyone who has lost a child, I will be sharing it with some mother's that share our loss. The "Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy" is just that a dance... a dance with the ONE longs to comfort us. I too am an "injured dancer, and yet one who wants her life to bring glory to the one who allowed sorrow and joy to dance at all." Thank you Angie for sharing Audrey with us and yes she is changing the world. I know that she has changed me!
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Read entire book in one sitting ... April 17, 2010
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I discovered Angie's blog just before sweet Audrey was born and have been held captive ever since! I pre-ordered the book and actually forgot about it! It arrived just before we were leaving for Spring Break and I put it in my purse to read while on vacation. During our drive, something made me grab the book and decide to open it up. I don't normally read in the car, like most people, it makes me car sick. I started the book and 3 hrs later, set it down, finished. What an eye-opening and wonderful journey Angie took me on. Yes, I cried, even though I know how the story ends and even read parts out loud to my husband, who might have teared up as well, but I'll never tell! I also enjoyed having her husband's point of view. This was an excellent read and I'm so glad I bought it. It forced me to dig deeper into my relationship with Christ and for that, I am so thankful! Well done!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars With Love April 30, 2010
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I first met Angie in 1997 where we both attended college together. I was honored to call her my friend. Angie has a way with the world that is indescribable. With her book, she has a way with the world through her words. Not only did she help me with the grief of losing a pregnancy, but she helped me cope with the loss of my father recently through her words.

I am so honored to have gotten to know sweet Audrey through her book.

"In that moment the Lord took her from our arms into His. Right before our eyes, she passed from this world to the next, and all she had ever known was love." (p. 87)

I am so proud of you Angie. So proud of the woman you have become, so proud of your strength.

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Heart-breaking and beautiful April 17, 2010
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I've followed Angie's story (the entire Smith family's story, really) on Angie's blog, so I knew what happened to Audrey. However, Angie's words were written so well and with such a sense of grace and sorrow that I found myself crying as I read Audrey's diagnosis, when she passed away, and as Angie (and later Todd) shared their grief and how their family processed their loss.

What I love about this book is its simplicity in telling the story of Audrey, and how God has used her to minister to others. Angie's words hit home -- they aren't over the top, and they don't seem like they're trying to force you to believe what she believes. I'm not super religious, but her words are so gentle that you feel peace as you read, and you want to know Angie's peace as well. I'm so glad I got to know Audrey through this book. Thank you, Angie, for sharing her, and what she has meant.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Right on April 26, 2010
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A year and half ago my second son was given a fatal prenatal diagnosis at our 20 week ultrasound and I went through a situation very similar to this. I will just say that this book really hits home and reading through it I kept saying time after time how much I agreed with what she was saying and I felt the same way.

If you have a friend or a family member who has lost an infant or been given a fatal prenatal diagnosis then you MUST buy them this book and buy a copy for yourself too so you can understand what they are going through.

I can't say enough good things about this book and the scripture that she uses to accompany it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Heart felt story, A must read for anyone who loves babies. Thanks Angie for sharing your journey.
Published 1 month ago by brenda branch
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
such an amazing book!
Published 1 month ago by Ashley Fahy
5.0 out of 5 stars Get out the Kleenex!
Wonderful book! I love how they praised God thruout their entire storm. He is the ONLY ONE who could have given them the strength they needed to sustain this loss. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Dawn ~
5.0 out of 5 stars Healing for All Grief Journeys
Angie and Todd Smith share with such an authentic God honoring spirit. I have never lost a young child, in fact my grief journey has been much different but the insight that is... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Missy
5.0 out of 5 stars beautifully written, honest
Whether you have lost a child, know someone who has, or experienced another loss, you will find comfort in these heart-felt words. I read it within 24 hrs
Published 2 months ago by Anne Ash's Mom
5.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed despite of..
Beautifully written. I am 20 yrs old and never married nor had a miscarriage.i just love selah. But I still enjoyed the book. I cried right along with Angie. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kim93
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful, helpful.
This book was amazingly helpful for me on my healing journey. Not only was the personal story beautiful, but the incorporation of the story of Lazarus made that biblical story... Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ariel Grono
5.0 out of 5 stars Healing Power
If you've lost a child or know someone who has this book will start the healing process for your heart and soul. Read more
Published 3 months ago by AppleofMyEye
5.0 out of 5 stars Just what I needed
Whatever your struggle, this book will help you honor God and trust His ways. May God Bless you in your time of trial.
Published 3 months ago by Cindy Snyder
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent, personal
Reading this book is like sitting with a trusted, loved friend, sharing her pain and her joy. A wonderful book. Helpful for any person who is grieving the loss of a loved one.
Published 3 months ago by D. Millar
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More About the Author

Check out Angie's blog at AngieSmithonline.com. Angie loves receiving letters from readers like you. Please feel free to email her at angelac519@gmail.com. Though she is unable to respond to every email, she reads them all. Many thanks for reaching out! Angie is the wife of Todd Smith (lead singer of Dove Award winning group Selah), best-selling author of Mended, I Will Carry You, and What Women Fear, and one of the most popular speakers and blog writers in the country. She holds a Master's degree in Developmental Psychology from Vanderbilt University and lives with her husband and daughters in Nashville, TN.

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