Miscarried Joy by Tanika Fitzgerald | Blog Tour and Hope Fulfilled Prize Pack

Are you in a season of waiting—waiting for an answer from God, waiting for a change? Be encouraged by Tanika Fitzgerald’s new book, Miscarried Joy. Tanika transparently shares her deeply personal and disappointing experiences of losing her babies due to miscarriage. There were times when she felt God was the cause of her pain. Miscarried Joy has something for anyone who needs help pushing through incredible pain to conquer discouragement, walk in faith and birth their purpose. God’s delay in your life could be a set up for your greatest calling to be fulfilled.

Conquer discouragement with the help of Miscarried Joy and enter to win Tanika’s Hope Fulfilled Prize Pack.

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Enter today by clicking the icon below, but hurry! The giveaway ends on December 18. The winner will be announced December 19 on the Miscarried Joy blog.

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Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith (Nyreepress Publishing, October 2016)

Faith over fear. Patience over frustration. Pain with a purpose.

In Miscarried Joy, Tanika transparently shares her deeply personal and disappointing experiences of losing her babies due to miscarriage. There were times when she felt God was the cause of her pain. However, her journey through the lives of Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, Hannah, Elizabeth and Naomi, revealed quite the opposite—God had allowed her pain for a much greater purpose. Each of these women had something in common: they learned to surrender their will and trust God’s plan beyond the pain. They were pushed to a posture of prayer that led them from questioning God to have total confidence in Him. Tanika discovered that this season of waiting didn’t show up simply to challenge her, but to change her.

With biblical depth, heart-filled transparency and a voice of passion, you will:

—Understand God’s heart in the midst of incredible pain
—Discover the importance of trusting God’s plan over your own
—Arm yourself with the strength to let go of bitterness and comparison to appreciate the beauty of your story
—Learn and implement spiritual principles and strategies to walk boldly in faith
—Embrace God’s delay and birth contentment in your season of waiting

What have you miscarried? What purpose have you had difficulty conceiving? Is it a calling you fear stepping into? A vision that has not yet come to pass? Miscarried Joy has something for anyone who needs help pushing through incredible pain to conquer discouragement, walk in faith and birth their purpose. God’s delay in your life could be a set up for your greatest calling to be fulfilled.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

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Tanika Fitzgerald is a lover of Christ, a wife to her husband, Maurice, a loving daughter and sister. She is passionate about equipping women to grow spiritually, live balanced lives and helping them to be ARMED for victory in every area of life. Tanika has been called to minister to others through her passion and gift of writing to inspire women all over the globe. She is also the visionary behind “ARMED Magazine”—a publication created to “Spiritually Equip for you Victory in Battle.” Her inspirational writing has been featured in numerous publications including “Hope for Women Magazine,” “Black and Married with Kids,” and more. Tanika has also interviewed powerful voices in the Christian community, including Lady Serita Jakes, Sheryl Brady, Charles Jenkins, Earnest Pugh, and more! Tanika is a woman who is passionate about her relationship with Jesus Christ, family, giving to others, laughter, having fun, and enjoying every moment that life brings!

Find out more about Tanika at http://www.tanikafitzgerald.com/.
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One woman’s journey from incredible pain to extraordinary faith

Tanika Fitzgerald shares her story of loss to help other women learn to wait on God

12/1/2016 || Seattle: According to the March of Dimes, somewhere between 15-25% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage. Despite the fact so many women share a common loss, they endure the grief of miscarriage alone and in silence. Many feel a sense of guilt or shame, as though what happened was somehow their fault. Others simply don’t want to burden others with their pain. No matter the reason, the dark season following the loss of a baby can shake the faith of even the most faithful believer. In Miscarried Joy: Moving Beyond Incredible Pain to Extraordinary Faith (Nyree Press/ November 15, 2016), Tanika Fitzgerald offers hope for those dealing with incredible pain of loss, providing help to conquer discouragement and discover new purpose.

After losing three babies due to miscarriage in a short span of time, Fitzgerald’s faith was hanging by a thread. However, through studying the lives of six barren women in the Bible, she discovered God was not causing her pain but rather allowing it in order to bring about a greater objective. “What I noticed is God allowed the waiting season in their lives for a specific purpose. I also realized in each of their situations, God’s timing was absolutely perfect,” Fitzgerald explains. “I think the purpose of this pain was for me to have a more personal and intimate understanding of who God is in my life and what He is able to do.”

Like her biblical counterparts, Fitzgerald was pushed to a posture of prayer, which moved her heart from questioning God to having total confidence in Him. She learned to surrender her desires, get beyond her own disappointment and trust His plan.

Miscarried Joy is written with biblical depth, heart-filled transparency and a voice of passion and understanding that will lead readers to:

—Recognize God’s heart in the midst of incredible pain
—Discover the importance of trusting God’s plan over their own
—Gain strength to let go of bitterness and comparison
—Learn to appreciate the beauty of their own story
—Discover and implement spiritual principles and strategies to walk boldly in faith
—Embrace God’s delay and find contentment in their season of waiting

Fitzgerald wrote Miscarried Joy with a heart for her peers — not only other women living with the pain of miscarriage and infertility, but all women who are waiting to become mothers. Those who have suffered such heartache will find camaraderie, compassion and truth from God’s word to meet them in their particular struggles. However, the truths Fitzgerald presents reach far beyond childbearing and will produce hope, strength and endurance of faith in anyone who finds themselves in a season of waiting.

Miscarried Joy guides readers to wait well as they walk through the valley to discover life-giving purpose that can only be found on the other side of heartbreaking pain.

Learn more about more about Miscarried Joy at www.miscarriedjoy.com, on Facebook (tanikafitzgerald) and via Twitter (TR_Fitzgerald).

Advance Praise

“This book is so beautifully written. It is relatable, poignant, encouraging, empowering, and no doubt, God-breathed. I think any woman who reads this book and struggles in the area of bringing children into the world will close it feeling as if she has just had a real heart-to-heart with a sister-friend who understands her plight and has encouraged her to feel the pain, but not become it. The biblical principles mixed with practical understanding is superb. The transparency and empathy displayed in Miscarried Joy is healing.”

~ LaKeisha Rainey-Collins, blogger and author of Beautiful Me

About the Author

Tanika Fitzgerald works in consumer insights and strategy for a Fortune 100 company and holds an MBA in Strategic Marketing and Management from Arizona State University. She has enjoyed a successful career in that field for the past decade but is now taking a new direction, combining her career passion with her spiritual calling. Balancing her full-time job with her love of the written word, Fitzgerald writes to inspire and help women around the globe grow spiritually, live balanced lives and be armed for victory in every area of life.

In 2012, Fitzgerald founded ARMED Magazine, a publication created to equip women spiritually for victory in the struggles of everyday life. Her inspirational writing has been featured in numerous publications, including Hope for Women and Black and Married with Kids. She is passionate about using her platform to connect with the Christian community to help others discover their purpose.

Fitzgerald and her husband, Maurice, live in Chicago where they are waiting, in faith, for their first child.

Connect with Tanika Fitzgerald at www.tanikafitzgerald.com, on Facebook (tanikafitzgerald) and on Twitter (TR_Fitzgerald).

Suggested interview questions

—We don’t often see the words miscarried and joy together in the same sentence. How and why were you able to marry them as the title of this book?

—What was the turning point for your faith amidst the pain of three miscarriages in a short period of time? Was there a Bible verse that opened your eyes to see your relationship with God differently?

—In the book, you talk about a purpose for losing your babies. What do you think that purpose is?

—Why do you think so many women suffer the pain of miscarriage and infertility in silence? How can the church foster an atmosphere in which these women feel safe to share their grief and find support?

—You believe God will give you biological children one day. However, what if the manifestation of His plan comes in the form of foster care, adoption or another non-traditional method of having children?

—How does the message of Miscarried Joy move beyond the loss of a pregnancy and offer application for all areas of life for men and women?

—Why does the absence of conflict and spiritual wrestling often result in weak and shallow faith? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

—Sometimes, as in the case with the thorn in Paul’s flesh, we ask God to change a painful situation, and His answer is no. How can believers keep their faith strong in those situations?

—Share with us how you were able eventually to view your sufferings as a gift rather than a curse?

—You say our thoughts and words are powerful, particularly in times of crisis. What role does Scripture play during difficult times of waiting, and how can we make sure our thoughts are aligned with God and His word?

To request a review copy of Miscarried Joy, to schedule an interview with Tanika Fitzgerald or for more information, please contact Audra Jennings, audra@litfusegroup.com.

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  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    With biblical references and personal experiences, Miscarried Joy isn’t just about joy, it’s about understanding, transformation and finding peace that comes with trials and pain.

    Written by Just Commonly on January 3, 2017

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    This can be a trigger for those who are still undergoing emotional healing after miscarriage. I have suffered miscarriages, and found a great sense of hope and help in these pages. I really can’t put into words the emotions I have had reading this, but I can say I felt better afterwards

    Written by Through the Open Window on December 29, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    Great book to encourage women who have had miscarriages. I would recommend for those who want to just help someone who has had a miscarriage also.

    Written by A Room Without Books Is Empty on December 19, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    Tanika shares her own heartbreaking story of loss and going through suffering three miscarriages, then guides readers through Scriptures and spiritual truths to apply to your own heartbreak and pain. I could definitely relate to the emotions, pain, and spiritual questioning that Tanika has gone through, as I’ve had all of the same emotions and pain myself.

    Written by Ramblings of a California Couponer on December 19, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I cannot begin to tell you how powerful the truths are in this book! I’ve experienced other losses in my life, and this book gave me fresh perspective on that loss – even though the context was that of a lost pregnancy. Tanika is speaking truth from God’s Word, and it is healing, encouraging and strengthening if you apply it to other areas of loss.

    Written by Window To My World on December 19, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I have been blessed with four wonderful children; two are young adults, two are teenagers now. But I suspect I have had perhaps 2-4 miscarriages myself. I look forward to having those babies placed in my arms, when Jesus comes. I found the information in Miscarried Joy to be useful…

    Written by Life at Rossmont on December 18, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    This book brought me to tears and even laughter. It is a must read for anyone that has gone through a miscarriage. I love the fact that she put scripture all throughout the book! How she talks about that God is still there!

    Written by Busy Mommy on December 17, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I was impressed with just how much scripture Tanika was able to pull into her book to relate it back to the circumstances of barrenness. Miscarried Joy was packed with God’s word and it all was completely relevant, in my opinion.

    Written by Did YOU Hear About the Morgans? on December 17, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    Beautifully crafted book for anyone who needs encouragement and strength from a trusted friend. I highly recommend this book for any woman who is battling the painful emotions of miscarriage…Tanika will give you understanding and hope.

    Written by Four Seasons of Blessings on December 17, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I thought this book offered so much hope in a hard season. Sadness, especially at the holidays, can be tripled. We are in a season of advent and Christmas – one of hope and joy. But, sadness can be hard. This is a perfectly released book and will be helpful to others.

    Written by kcreatives on December 16, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    Tanika shares her heart, her heartbreak and her hope in this book and it is a sincere and thoughtful book that will resonate with women whom are struggling to trust God and trust His plan. Tanika had a plan and a dream, but this did not align with God’s as she would have hoped. It can become so easy to become frustrated and turn away from God when we are filled with pain due to loss and pain because we feel as if God is not listening to our desires and dreams.

    Written by Moments on December 15, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I really loved how easy this book is to read and how much it touched my heart. I believe this book would help women who have suffered a miscarriage to understand that God is truly with them and give them hope, and even joy.

    The author encourages women to know God’s promises and to make them their own.

    Written by More Of Him on December 15, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I agreed with most of Tanika’s points of view. However, I am concerned about that woman who earnestly prays and builds her faith, as Tanika says to do, yet has problems conceiving or carrying a baby to full-term. I am concerned that if she doesn’t have a baby she will become depressed, instead of encouraged. Saying that, this book was written for every woman who still grieves for a baby.

    Written by New Horizon Reviews on December 15, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    As a mom that has angel babies waiting for me too, I really enjoyed this book. I cried with the author as opening shared her story. Her faith and hope in the time of such pain and loss is incredible and encouraging. It is very obvious that this young lady is deeply rooted in her faith and love for her Savior. An uplifting read for those of us that have walked this hard and painful road.

    Written by My Table of Three on December 15, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    The author’s highly spiritualized approach will appeal to some women, but it may not resonate with all — especially those who are seeking a less simplified way of getting through the pain. And sometimes the book has a slight lack of editorial polish. Still, Miscarried Joy reveals the beautiful heart of a devout believer in God’s faithfulness and His good plans for her future. Those in the throes of similar season will find comfort in knowing they are not alone.

    Written by Katherine Scott Jones on December 13, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    This was a tough book for me to read. I cried. I am so happy that the author decided to write this book. It is beautiful and great for women who have suffered miscarriage or infertility. She shared her story and gives us a faith filled perspective that can lead us to healing. She shows us how we can turn to God to get through our sadness. The book was very touching.

    Written by Crystal’s Candid Thoughts on December 12, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    This book is wonderful! I love how Tanika has opened her heart to help other women who have had to go through a miscarriage or deal with infertility. This is a wonderful book to have in the church library.

    Written by Inklings and Notions on December 9, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    As I read this book, I had so many women cross my mind who I know would benefit by reading this book. I’m passing it on to one of them, whose hurt is most recent. If you know someone who needs this book, I definitely recommend it as a healing tool.

    Written by The Talbert Report on December 9, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    Miscarried Joy is extremely helpful for those of us who have suffered miscarriages and those who deal with infertility. Tanika not only shares her personal journey but encourages her readers to lean on the one who can make beauty rise from the ashes of despair.

    Written by Our Perfectly Imperfect Life! on December 8, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    Miscarried Joy is a takes us on a journey of loss and grief, but also shows us God’s purpose and plan in our grief.

    Tanika Fitzgerald will walk with you side by side on your journey of grief, but show you there is hope and joy to be found. Using the examples of 6 extraordinary mothers from the Bible, you will strengthen grow your faith.

    Written by Smart Mom Smart Ideas on December 5, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    I never experienced anything like a miscarriage but I am glad that there is a book out there to help women who have. I don’t know the pain but I am sure it is really tuff.

    This book offers guidance for women who have had miscarages.

    A great book to have and read for women who have experienced miscarages.

    Written by Books,Dreams,Life on December 4, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    This is the perfect book for anyone experiencing pregnancy loss. And for those painful times when there are no other words of comfort- this makes a comforting resource. One of the best most poignant aspects of this book is that it is written from a point of view of incredible faith. Tanika wrote this book despite the fact that she currently does not have any living children. She writes from the point of view of patience and in a time of uncertainty which makes her words even more powerful and applicable.

    Written by The Lemon Bee Book & Blog on December 2, 2016

  • ‘MISCARRIED JOY’ BY TANIKA FITZGERALD

    What a beautiful offering Tanika Fitzgerald has given women who have suffered the pain of infertility and miscarriage. With such tender transparency Tanika opens up her wounds for those who have suffered the same to peek in a gain a Christ-centered and faith filled perspective that will lead to healing and restoration.

    Written by Mother of Three on December 1, 2016

  • Tiffany addis says:

    I have the book and it is amazing so far.