Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Finding the Good in Grief

When his son was diagnosed with a disabling mental illness, John F. Baggett experienced a journey of grief unlike any other—a grief for the loss of all his son would never be and that he, as a father, would never experience.  Through that difficult period he learned that grief—by whatever definition and for whatever reason—can be a time of momentous spiritual struggle: it is no smooth sailing even for faithful Christians.  How then can believers navigate the struggles of faith that so often accompany personal tragedy?
Finding the Good in Grief is both a practical and inspirational guide that teaches readers to learn, change, and grow through their grief. In five stages, Baggett demonstrates how to:
  • Trust God and rely on others
  • Choose reality instead of illusion
  • Resist the temptation to get stuck
  • Recognize moments of grace
  • Discover new meaning and purpose
Finding the Good in Grief will help Christians successfully negotiate faith struggles that often accompany the different stages of grief and will encourage them to find and develop spiritual resources to survive their darkest days of emotional turmoil.  Most of all, it will guide them to understand that God does have the power to transform events of radical suffering and to use them for good in our lives.

This is an amazing book dealing with grief, and the grief process.  God never says that we will have a life that is simple and carefree, but when a crisis comes, He will be there to get us through it.   Mr. Bagget is wonderful in taking a person through that process.  From the denial to the acceptance stage, Mr. Bagget is there helping one see through the grief process.  I love the stories that help illustrate his thoughts and ideas.   I would highly recommend this book for those going through the grief process, or for those dealing with others going through the grief process.

I received this book free from the publisher  http://www.kregel.com . I was not required to write a positive review and the opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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