I good book by a wonderful lady. It is rich with scripture and encouragement, which I can appreciate. However, two sections of the book could be less than encouraging for certain individuals. One chapter includes suggestions for eating healthy foods, some of which may not be practical for those living on a fixed income. Also, the chapter about getting a dog could be painful for those with living situations that do not permit pets. Overall a lovely book, but I would carefully consider my audience before giving it as a gift.
I read this book after my husband died. I felt like it was written specifically for me. Joyce touched my heart with this book and since then I have purchased several copies and have given them to women who have lost their husbands. I like to keep a couple copies on hand in case of unexpected loss. Thank you for carrying it in your line of materials.
This is an excellent book for any grieving person, especially a widow. The 'fog' she talks about is exactly what I have experienced; her recommendations about scriptures and the comfort and peace they bring are so true.
This is the first book by Joyce Rogers that I've read and somehow expected it to be like her late husband's preaching. I was expecting more of a "widow's guide to starting over" than what she wrote. She includes a lot of Scripture which is wonderful but I can read Scripture without buying her book. The content, other than the Scriptures. was disappointing and really nothing new from what I've already read in other places. The cover and binding are very attractive and inspiring - not so much the content.
I hopped in my car and caught a few brief moments of a radio-interview with Mrs. Rogers regarding this book a few years ago. Her words stuck like superglue to me. I intended to buy this immediately, however, many months passed and then the news came of a dear friend who's husband went to be with the LORD. I didn't have time to read this, but I knew I had to get this book in her hands immediately. I struggled w/the concern of the timing of such a gift, but I prayed God would use Mrs. Joyce's words to encourage my friend, as much as Dr. Adrian's messages have encouraged me through the years. I did buy a copy for my own library and it is a treasured tool that I continually use to encourage. Even though I have not walked this path, I found it to be an excellent book to PREPARE women before entering such a storm in their life. p.s. My friend was sooo thankful; and, she has recently purchased this book to encourage other friends... -- An excellent book of Godly wisdom, comfort and hope for your walk!