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Finding Meaning in Loss
October 28, 2016
Although everyone knows that loss and grief is a part of every day life, it does not make it any easier. Presented in a logical way that will make sense to the reader, this pamphlet offers valuable insight not only into 'What is Grief' but includes the 'Stages of Grief' and 'Five Myths about Grief'. In addition to these useful definition is the inclusion of real-life examples from the bible of those who not only experienced but survived profound loss experiences e.g. David, Jeremiah, Joseph, Naomi and Ruth, and of course Jesus. The main message of this pamphlet however is clear: God has a plan for us and even though our lives can sometimes be totally turned upside down we can still find meaning in our losses while continuing on the earthly journey towards a new hope and an brighter future. Definitely a must read and a true comfort.
Product Review: Finding Hope in Jesus Comfort for Loss
April 11, 2016
Delaware County, PA
In life, we all experience levels of successes and failures, gains and losses. It is easy to bask in the afterglow of our successes and celebrate triumphantly. However, failures and losses are challenging to endure. Finding Hope in Jesus Comfort for the Loss is a Rose Publishing publication that addresses the heart of loss from a biblical perspective.
This pamphlet addresses the five stages of grief, myths about grief, and finding the meaning in loss. Psalm 34:19 (KJV) states, Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all. Christians are not exempt from loss. In fact, Psalm 34:19 indicates that we are subject to several of them. However, we have the comfort in knowing that God will deliver us out of them all.
We experience loss in various ways from the tangible to the intangible. Regardless of the type of loss, the stages of grief are the same. In the Bible, there is a numerous accounts of loss experienced by people of God. When we examine the Scriptures, we can identify with the feelings of hopelessness and stages of grief through their responses. In the pamphlet, the lives of David, Job, Jeremiah, and Jesus are used to illustrate their times of loss.
We have a tendency to question God and His sovereignty during our times of grief. Why? Why do we have to experience the hardship? Why did my love one have to die? Why God did you allow this to happen? The reasons for our adversity may vary; however, there is comfort in the Scriptures that remind us that we do not fight for victory but from victory.
I would encourage all to add this pamphlet to your collection. During our times of loss, this pamphlet would be an encouragement. It can be used as an aid to help encourage someone else who is experience different stages of grief. It would definitely a valuable tool for a Bible Study, Small Group, or Sunday School lesson.