Several years ago, we lost son in an accident. A good friend gave us a copy of, "Lament for a Son." Since that time, we have share this helpful book with over a dozen of our friends who have lost a loved one.
I found the book to be a very open and honest description of what loss feel like for a man after the loss of his son. I am currently going through a very similar experience and found the book very comforting.
I have had this book in my personal library for years and find it a very helpful reminder of the pain parents have at the loss of a child--no matter how old the parent or the child. I bought more to give to parents who grieve--for them it is a very difficult read, most pages bring tears, but it lets them know they are not alone, their pain is understood by others.
This book has been God-sent to me as I continue to grieve and grapple with the issues of untimely death, God, and life hereafter. My 34 yr. old son's death is only seven weeks out and still very raw; this book has stood out above others I have read in understanding and exposing the anguish I feel in my heart. The authenticity with which the author raises questions, and his inability to have answers for some of them shows both mortality and honesty. I have read this book two times and will read it again. I plan to gift my family and friends with "Lament For a Son" that they might better understand my loss, my "amputation" from the death of my precious adult son.
Nicholas bears his heart and pain in this journal. He gave words to my personal grief. I have found myself quoting many of his quotes.This book was a blessing to me and also to my teenage daughter who read it after the tragic loss of our 19 year old daugher and sister.