Grief is complicated and those of us who have experienced the pain of losing someone we love must grapple with so many emotions. This book offers insight into those emotions and shows us that it's not our emotions that matter as much as our responses to them. Jerry Sittser shows us that hope remains even in the wake of catastrophic loss. This book is a must read for anyone in the midst of grief. Through these passages you'll learn how to understand your emotions and find that there really is light on the other side of grief.
This is a well written book with the author sharing his journey through loss. His insight on the difficulties that he encountered, can help those of us who have had to go through the valley of death with a loved one. It is a book to share with your friends and family.
This book was absolutely wonderful. I would recommend it to everyone. We've all experienced loss to one extent or another and this book addresses loss in a way I've never seen before. I will read it again as there is too much to learn in just a single reading.
I came across this book in a book study...I am now doing another book study with my own small group. Jerry Sittser writes with an exquisite clarity and a profound understanding of loss in every form. He not only validates and never minimizes his own losses, but he teaches us to never quantify our own losses with anyone elses. Through his dark journey, his spiritual, emotional, and intellectual processes are called into question. What results is a story of forgiveness, compassion, hope, and profound changes.
This book has changed my preconceived attitudes and beliefs regarding losses in our lives, and it has strengthened my spiritual journey with my Lord and Savior.