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Living Through the Death of a Loved One

by Geoff Treasure

Jacket

Paperback
Price: £8.99
Publisher:Onwards and Upwards Publishing
Published:July 2012
ISBN:978-1-907-50946-9
Review:
When I lost my wife just two years ago several friends gave me ‘bereavement books’. The likelihood of anyone who has just lost their loved one even reading one of these during the time immediately following their death, never mind getting consolation from them, is improbable but they are kept by the bereaved for a later time. Just as there is a time, possibly months later, when you go through all the sympathy cards and break your heart at the loving messages so also there is a time for such a book as this.
However it is short – just 72 pages of text. Some of the chapters are, I feel, a bit long but the content is sound. Nevertheless as I opened the book at Geoff and Lis’s wedding, before being taken to her funeral 43 years later, I knew immediately that the wording was right.
Geoff uses excellent biblical examples and teaching to bring strength, hope, comfort and advice. He chiefly uses the story of Lazarus which I have to say I was a little unsure of but – well, you’ll have to read it to find out. To me this is an excellent book to comfort the bereaved and to help those supporting them to understand.

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