Friday, April 16, 2010

A Helpful and Encouraging Book

A book slipped through the cracks and it certainly wasn't intentional because it's a good book that will be a blessing and help to many.

When You Lose Someone You Love
by Richard Exley
ISBN: 143476480X; $9.99
David Cook Publishers

ABOUT THE BOOK (from the publisher):
There is nothing more devastating than the death of a loved one. And whether it comes suddenly and unexpectedly, or at the end of a long and painful illness, every death is experienced anew, a shocking loss that takes your breath away and leaves you disoriented and lost.

Grief is mysterious, misunderstood, and experienced differently from individual to individual. Yet there are certain universal elements, and in this compassionate epistolary handbook on grief, a pastor offers comfort and understanding to a man suffering a profound loss, showing grief as a healthy process that God can use to mend broken hearts.

Simple, profound, personal, compassionate. When You Lose Someone You Love tenderly guides you through sorrow to peace and, eventually, renewed joy.

Richard Exley is the author of twenty-nine books, most recently Man of Valor and Encounters with Christ. He has written both fiction and nonfiction, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Leadership Journal, Charisma, Ministries Today, The Pentecostal Evangel, Advance, Enrichment, and New Man. He has served as senior pastor of churches in Colorado and Oklahoma, and hosted several popular radio programs, including the nationally syndicated "Straight from the Heart." Much in demand as a guest on both radio and television, Richard has appeared on the 700 Club, Richard Roberts Live, Action Sixty, the former PTL, The New Jim Bakker Show, The Harvest Show, and a host of other local television and radio programs. When not traveling the country as a speaker, Richard and his wife, Brenda Starr, spend their time in a secluded cabin overlooking picturesque Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas.

This is a gentle and encouraging book which will be helpful to many folks experincing grief. Chapters include When Death Comes, The Tides of Grief, The Pitfalls of Grief, and The Depth of His Love, among others. Since each chapter is written in the form of a letter, they are brief and easy to read. Those experiencing grief often have a hard time focusing on one thing for very long, and this book provides truth in small doses.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from David C. Cook/TBB media as part of their Blogger Review program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”


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Linda said...

This is a fantastic book in dealing with the aftermath of a loved one's death.

quilly said...

I worked with a mental health counselor once who often suggested this book as an aid to grieving clients -- and to the families of grieving clients. It is really much better to study grief BEFORE you need the lessons.