This is a 90 day devotion that starts you on the process of grieving in a healthy way; God's ways.
Not written by someone with a great "idea" of how things should be done
but a living, breathing, person who has walked in the shoes of deep grief. Often not something we want to look at but something we all will face.
At the end of January 2011, a close friend and pastor died. He was in his early 50's, bigger than life and deeply loved by family, friends, the community and his church. We ALL are in this grief process together and its odd but many don't realize that they are STILL grieving. His wife has been one of my closest friends for many years and I find that this book is spot on with many of the things that she has been going through. One thing that stood out is a person's pain at the loss and how each time they have to do something for the first time without that loved one, how much it makes the ache get worse. I love the fact that the author re-named her grief support group her courage group. And the insight about a friend being able to help give you courage when you have to do difficult things. My thoughts are that our whole church needs to read this book; because we can't walk in my friends shoes but we can be that Courage Group for her and I have seen signs of some of this; my hope is that we are in it for the long haul. I believe this book could help many of us in that.
I received this book free from the publisher through the Book