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Vendor: Dimensions for Living
Publication Date: 2006
Grief permeates most of the waking moments of those who are mourning. This book is a Christian message about the hope and fulfillment that can be known at the far side of that journey.
Ronald J. Greer
Ron Greer and his wife lost their two-year-old son Eric in a tragic automobile accident many years ago. In this brief, moving book, the author draws on his experiences as a father and as a pastoral counselor to offer hope, help, and healing to people who are grieving.
Ron Greer has helped my wife and me grapple with many tough issues over the years. But all of them pale by comparison to his own personal tragedy. The loss of a child is the most devastating, life-changing event a parent would shudder to even envision. But as I have learned through the years, Ron has an uncanny ability to dig deep into our dark, unexplored emotional minesturn on some lightsand then find those precious veins of hope.
There are no good answers to why bad things happen to good people. But there are good people who are able to use bad things as a lever to learn something profound about themselves andin rare casesto help others find the same emotional tools. Ron Greer has that tremendous gift. Thank God he is willing to share it with us.
For many years Ron Greer has skillfully counseled folks whose turn it was to walk through the valley of the shadow of death. Then it was Rons turn. By faith, transforming a terrible tragedy into a time of deepening faith, Ron shows the rest of us the way, when its our time to walk through the desert of grief. All of us are either preparing for grief, or dealing with past grief, and we need all the help we can get. Ron can show you how to do grief with faith, hopeand love too.
William H. Willimon,
author and United Methodist bishop
Ron Greer touches our hearts and gives us some great insights into healing and hope with this book. Ron writes from the depths of his own grief and his journey to healing as he and his wife dealt with the death of their two-year-old son. I have known Ron for thirty-five years, and he is made of the real stuff. He enables the reader to deal with real stuff with his book. The reader will be amazed at the hope the book produces on each page.
senior minister, Peachtree Road United Methodist Church
Markings on the Windowsill is sacred ground. When a person of Ron Greers depth and compassion bares his soul, and that of his amazing wife, Karen, one treads with reverence and rapt attention.
Be careful with this book When you pick it up, go to a very quiet place, and plan to be there awhile.
God will speak to you. Your life will be changed. I promise.
ESPN sports analyst and speaker
Ronald J. Greer is the author of four books: The Path to Compassion: Loving with Heart, Soul, and Mind, Now That They Are Grown: Successfully Parenting Your Adult Children, Markings on the Windowsill: A Book About Grief Thats Really About Hope, and If You Know Who You Are, Youll Know What To Do: Living with Integrity. He is the Director of the Pastoral Counseling Service at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church in Atlanta, Georgia, having been with this ministry for over thirty years. He is an ordained United Methodist minister, a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, and a Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. A native of Louisiana, he has a Bachelor of Science from Louisiana State University, a Masters of Divinity from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University, a Masters of Theology in pastoral counseling from Columbia Theological Seminary. Find him online RonaldJGreer.com