Saturday, January 30, 2010

When You Lose Someone You Love

When You Lose Someone You Love

Written by Richard Exley
Published at David C Cook

About the book
There is nothing more devastating than the death of a loved one. And whether it comes suddenly and unexpectedly, or at the end of a long and painful illness, every death is experienced anew, a shocking loss that takes your breath away and leaves you disoriented and lost.

Grief is mysterious, misunderstood, and experienced differently from individual to individual. Yet there are certain universal elements, and in this compassionate epistolary handbook on grief, a pastor offers comfort and understanding to a man suffering a profound loss, showing grief as a healthy process that God can use to mend broken hearts.

Simple, profound, personal, compassionate . When You Lose Someone You Love tenderly guides you through sorrow to peace and, eventually, renewed joy.

Who is Richard Exley?
Richard Exley is the author of twenty-nine books, most recently Man of Valor and Encounters with Christ. He has written both fiction and nonfiction, and his articles have appeared in numerous magazines including Leadership Journal, Charisma, Ministries Today, The Pentecostal Evangel, Advance, Enrichment, and New Man. He has served as senior pastor of churches in Colorado and Oklahoma, and hosted several popular radio programs, including the nationally syndicated "Straight from the Heart." Much in demand as a guest on both radio and television, Richard has appeared on the 700 Club, Richard Roberts Live, Action Sixty, the former PTL, The New Jim Bakker Show, The Harvest Show, and a host of other local television and radio programs. When not traveling the country as a speaker, Richard and his wife, Brenda Starr, spend their time in a secluded cabin overlooking picturesque Beaver Lake in Northwest Arkansas.

My Thoughts
I’ve experience lost in the past. My cousin, André, lost his battle to cancer when I was young. I think I was mad because I couldn’t go see him while he was sick. He was the cousin who always made sure to make time for me. I love him dearly. Then my maternal grand-father died and with it a huge conflict in the family. Later, while I was older and in my teen years, my maternal grand-mother died suddenly after been hit by a vehicle. A few months later, my paternal grand-father died from a bad heart. As an adult, again I encountered death with my father back in 2000 and with my husband grand-father and grand-mother.

Like it or not, death will eventually be part of our life. We need to live with our grief. Sometimes, we might come to know someone who has lost a love one. And we don’t know what to say. When You Lose Someone You Love is the book that can be easily given to such a person. No words are needed. Just your presence and this book.

Written in an original way, the author explains grief to a person who has just lost a love one by writing letters. Each letter starts with a scripture reference and ends with a prayer. In between, the letter brings comfort in a way and reminds the reader that God is with him/her no matter what.

Grief is hard to understand when you never experience it. But it is important to remind ourselves that it is important to be there for the person who lost a love one. And pray for them because to get over grief it can take a couple of years.

Finally, I got over the many deaths in my family. I wish I could share more pictures with you about them. But I have one with my cousin back in 1974 and one of my maternal grand-mother. I miss them dearly and hope to see them again someday.

Je vous aime, André et grand-maman xoxo.

This review was possible because I received a copy of When You Lose Someone You Love from David C Cook.

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