Desperately hurting people take their own lives every day throughout the world, yet the church is not on top of the epidemic and often seems ill- equipped to address it biblically and effectively.
Frank Page, a former president of the Southern Baptist Convention, learned this firsthand when he lost his daughter, Melissa, to suicide in 2009. Writing from personal experience, he examines the biblical truths that carried him through such a painful time and that minister to him on dark days still known to come around.
Ultimately, Melissa: A Father's Lessons from a Daughter's Suicide is beauty from ashes, a book of wisdom and hope that Page wishes he could have read before going through this valley, and a resource the church can use to directly address an all-too-real problem.
Frank Page, coauthor of The Incredible Shrinking Church, is a former president of the sixteen-million-strong Southern Baptist Convention and pastor of First Baptist Church in Taylors, South Carolina. He holds Ph.D. and M.Div. degrees from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and has also served as a seminary professor, Bible reference writer, and international speaker.
Lawrence Kimbrough has cowritten many books including New York Times No. 1 best seller The Love Dare.