Reading as Solace

Friday, 28 Feb 2014

The most helpful book during my grief was A Grace Disguised, How the Soul Grows Through Loss by Jerry Sittser (Zondervan, 2004)
Grief requires process time. Immersed in your favorite book with your favorite music playing in the background, you sense a tiny bit of stability amid the vortex of pain. An insistent rapping startles and then draws you to your front door. It is a well-intentioned visitor stopping by to drop off a book he would like you to read on suffering. You oblige him, but the book is awful. Your whole world slows. Time stands still. You stare down at the book. What will you say when you see your friend again? At ...

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