A friend gave me this book just after my husband was called to his Heavenly Home, last year. I have read and re-read it and bought extra copies which I have in turn given to widowed family members and friends. The superbly written, short articles explore thoughts and feelings on various aspects of the grieving process. I am indebted to Margaret Nyman for putting her experiences in writing and I congratulate her on the apt Scripture references. This book has helped me face my grief in practical ways, more than any other, except, of course, the Bible itself.
I have thoroughly appreciated this book! I lost my husband last March and have read this book three times since he passed. It helped me to realize that everything I was feeling was very normal and felt by most every widow I am sure. I praise God that Margaret has shared her insights with us all. You will cry as you read, but crying is a very normal part of the grieving process.
Hope of an Aching Heart has been a great encouragement to me. Margaret Nyman also spreads the word about other resources for widows. So glad I found her. Her Biblical references in this devotional apply hope to the every day issues of a widow.
This book is meant to be a devotional for those who have recently been widowed. I thought the devotionals were well thought out and beautifully written. There are no meaningless words filling the pages but thoughtful and encouraging ones.
I gave this book 5/5 stars. I liked the loving way in which the author wrote some of her own personal experiences and feelings. This is a book that will encourage all who are going through a time of grieving in their lives. I would recommend this book to give as a gift to any friend who has recently lost a spouse.
I would like to thank the publisher for the copy of this book I enjoyed reading. I gave an honest review based on my opinion of what I read.