In twenty-three letters written after the death of her son, Susan Vogel describes her pain, exhaustion, guilt, and despair. She also draws upon the hope, grace, and promise that are gifts of the Christian church. The letters also engage with, and sometimes quarrel with, those resources or interpretations of them. It is this well-grounded theological reflection, and the shared experience of faith tested and made stronger in the terrible fire of grief, that sets this book apart. Paperback.
Susan Sonnenday Vogel is the author of And Then Mark Died and FaithQuestions: What About Divine Healing?, published by Abingdon Press. She is the Associate Dean for Spiritual and Professional Formation at Saint Paul School of Theology in Kansas City, Missouri. She teaches courses in church leadership, with a special focus on spiritual foundations for leadership. Reverend Vogel is an elder serving the Missouri Conference of The United Methodist Church.
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