When Veldt's 13-year-old daughter died in 2006, he was plagued by doubt. Is there a God? Is what I've always believed true? Turning to Psalm 103, he found peace. Join him on a poignant journey as he discovers that seasons of sorrow can teach us more about God's love and compassion than times of joy.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 176 Vendor: Discovery House Publication Date: 2010
Dimensions: 8.00 X 5.38 (inches) ISBN: 1572933828 ISBN-13: 9781572933828 Availability: In Stock
When Luke Veldts thirteen-year-old daughter died suddenly in 2006, he questioned the faith he had known from childhood: "Is it all true? Is there a God? Is my daughter with Him?" Despite his doubts, Luke turned to the Bible for answers to his questions and comfort for his grief. In Psalm 103, which he read every day for a year, Luke discovered a kindred spirit in King David, who knew what it was like to be in the pit. Luke also discovered that he was learning more about God in his sorrow than he ever had in times of joy.
Luke Veldt is a church-planting missionary who served in Romania for ten years and then in Pamplona, Spain, for four. He and his wife, Jodi, have six children.
Luke Veldt strikes a down-to-earth, thoroughly honest, thoroughly biblical chord. There's no pretending that the loss of a teen-age daughter is anything but painful and, in the end, still mystifying. Not given to pat answers or glib ways to recover, Veldt lodges his torment in Psalm 103, which keeps his book from being shallow and maudlin. Movingly told, Veldt's story and his theology give solid guidance to the grieving.
Jim Reapsome, Author of 10 Minutes a Day with Jesus: Growing in Your Love for the Savior
Reading this book is a tearful experience. The author maintains a balance among three things--his own story of suffering and grace, an illumination of the Bible's teaching on suffering and its conquest, and the stories of fellow sufferers whom God sent on the same journey of suffering that the Veldt family experienced. In its own way the book is a triumph of research and scholarship. The book does a masterful job of chronicling the author's grief and recovery, and it can serve as a guide to anyone undergoing a similar experience. Beyond that, the narrative thread in the book provides a captivating story for any reader.
Leland Ryken, Co-editor of The ESV Literary Study Bible
This book is every bit as sensitive and insightful as C.S. Lewis’s A Grief Observed. However, it gives you the added enrichment of the author’s record of his pilgrimage in Psalm 103 as he and his family walked through the valley together. I have read scores of books on comforting the bereaved, and this one is outstanding. If you are grieving or seeking to comfort someone who is, join the Veldt family and discover what God and His Word can do for the broken-hearted. Jesus came to ‘comfort all who mourn’ (Isa. 61:2), and as you read these pages, you will better understand how He does it. Every pastor and care-giver must read this book!
Warren W. Wiersbe, Co-author of Ministering to the Mourning