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Number of Pages: 208
Vendor: Thomas Nelson
Publication Date: 2012
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Grieving God's Way: The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing - eBookMargaret BrownleyThomas Nelson / 2012 / ePub$3.994.5 Stars Out Of 5 11 Reviews
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The loss of a loved one is devastating, and the grief that follows is often crippling. While modern Western culture has adopted an aren't-you-over-it-yet? attitude toward death and the grief it brings, the grieving process can take years.
Weeks and months go by with no visible improvement. We might even wonder if God has forsaken us. Then one day it happens: We laugh. We feel connnected, restless, maybe even hopeful. We're no longer consumed by our loss, and our thoughts turn outward. These are the first signs of healing.
Though the tendency in our fast-paced society is to suppress our grief or ignore it all together, Grieving God's Way inspires a different course of action. In this 90-day devotional Margaret Brownley provides the framework for a methodical grieving process that follows God's plan.
Grieving God's way requires us to trust that He will lead us through the darkness, heal our pain, take away our weariness, and fill our hearts with hope, peace, and new purpose. From defining what grief is to validating its importance, Brownley gives us the components necessary to find God within our sorrow and grieve with Him.
Divided into four sections, Grieving God's Way offers insight into healing our grieving body, soul, heart, and spirit. Infused with scriptures and inspirational haiku by Diantha Ain, this book motivates us to shift our grieving from man's way to God's way. . . slow and often invisible but with truly amazing results.
So how long does it take to grieve? As long as it takes God to heal.
Author: Margaret Brownley
Submitted: February 25, 2012
Tell us a little about yourself. I'm a N.Y. Times bestselling author with more than twenty-five novels to my credit. Grieving God's Way: the Path to Hope and Healing is my first non-fiction book and the hardest one I ever wrote.
What was your motivation behind this project? I wrote this book following the death of our oldest son. Six months after he died someone asked why I wasn't "over it" yet. I was so shocked I could hardly speak. This started me on the road to discovery which eventually led to the writing of this book.
What do you hope folks will gain from this project? I want folks to look at grief in a whole different way. It's not something simply to endure or get over; Grief is a wondrous process designed by God to help us heal, grow in faith and become more like Him.
How were you personally impacted by working on this project? After my son died I felt abandoned by God. It wasn't until I started working on the book that I realized the miraculous way He was working through my grief. He even works through our depression. Understanding how grief works gave me a whole new outlook on life and even changed the way I write. Instead of writing for the secular market I now write exclusively for the Christian market.
Who are your influences, sources of inspiration or favorite authors / artists? I mention several favorite writers in the book, but the biggest source of inspiration was the Bible, which is all about grief and healing. Knowing that even Job found peace and joy after his tragic losses gave me great hope.
Anything else you'd like readers / listeners to know: After losing my son I thought I would never write again, but I was wrong. God healed me and He will heal you, too.