Nine years ago-May 7, 2001-our son died suddenly from a heart attack. That event changed me decisively and permanently. Many kind and generous people contributed to our comfort and held us up during those days of indescribable pain.
Since that event several of my friends have buried their children, too. I believe God has used that experience to equip me to help them through their own unique experience of grief. And it is truly is unique for each of us.
The chapters are short-grieving people have a lot of difficulty concentrating. Each uses one or two verses from God's Word to help it stick in our brains. And each chapter is tender, compassionate, and reassuring.
You won't find any "advice." You won't find any syrupy-sweet platitudes. You won't find any "How-tos" to make you feel guilty or stupid because you can't seem to get over your loss. No, what you'll find in these 60 little pages is compassion, direction, structure, and hope.
At my local Christian book store this little jewel cost less than $10. Yep. I'm ordering a case of them, I do believe.
Thank you, Cecil and Liz, for opening your hearts and exposing your own struggles with grief to us. Thank you for tenderly showing us there is life on the other side of grief. Getting there is slow-painfully slow. And it's unpredictable. But it's there, waiting for us.
Thank you for writing a book that shines a glimmer of light onto the path back to a new "normal" for those of us who have said this oh-so-final-feeling, yet temporary goodbye to people we love.