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Finding Hope in Times of Grief
by Preston & Glenda Parrish
Publisher:Harvest House Publishers
What a powerful little book, part devotional, part biography/testimony, part biblical contemplation and fully a book about dealing with grief and loss and anguish, and yes, hope.
Itís an honest book as the authors relay their feelings, their insights, their pain, but also because right from the beginning they admit grief is not pretty, not easy and that each person deals with it at their own pace and ultimately in their own way Ė they arenít saying they have all the answers, they merely offer their own story in the hopes that in some way that could be of help to others going through the pain of loss.
The authors lost their 25 year old son suddenly in a tragic rock climbing accident, but even harder this death came within a week of Preston losing his father too. One death is hard enough to cope with but to lose two such close family members and not even to the same accident really was profoundly painful. This book charts the emotions of dealing with death and in so doing offers some small insight into ways to cope a little, to find hope in the face of such crushing angst, to gain insight from the Bible and on how grace can offer some peace. If you are dealing with loss then maybe this book could offer some small comfort.
Reviewer: Melanie Carroll (26/07/12)