Wednesday, August 1, 2012

-Review- Grieving God's Way

Grieving God's WayThe Path to Lasting Hope and Healing

By Margaret Brownley
Published by Thomas Nelson

Book Description

A 90-day devotional healing experience for the grieving spirit.
The death of a family member or friend is devastating. In fact, it can take five years or more for a person to adequately work through his or her grief, but because we live in a fast-paced society, we often sweep it under the rug or ignore it altogether. God has another plan.
Man's Way: Numb the pain God's Way: Heal the pain
Man's Way: Don't talk about it God's Way: Share your pain
Man's Way: Time heals God's Way: Faith heals
Grieving God's Way is a 90-day reader designed to bring hope and healing to those who have experienced loss. Each thoughtful devotional begins with a scripture and ends with a haiku, written to affirm the positive theme of the text.
Divided into four categories—body, soul, heart, and spirit—each day's entry offers insight into the grieving process that increases understanding of God's purposeful plan for healing the heart and soul.
My Opinion
Grief. They tell you the different steps to grieving, shock and denial, pain and guilt, anger and bargaining, depression and loneliness, upward turn, reconstruction of life, and then acceptance and hope. While it is a base line for it, you are never prepared for how intense and consuming grief can be. It is mentally and physically exhausting. While its something I'm still dealing with, I do feel that this book is very helpful for me. In a time when so many pull away from their faith, pull away from God, they should be reaching for Him even more. Its hard to know where to place all of these emotions and feelings and this book has been a good guide for me. It has helped me be able to focus and to grow closer with God while dealing with my grief instead of ignoring it. I know that this book is going to continue helping me while my heart heals. 

I received this book from as part of their blogger program, in exchange for my honest opinion. All thoughts are my own and no other compensation was provided. 

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