The authors of this book share from personal experience the pain of loss. They openly share how their pain and they coped with the loss and moved on with their lives.
This book is beautiful in at least two ways. It is filled with words of hope, comfortable, and freedom. The authors do a great job of reminding us that it is okay to feel the different emotions that happen when we lose someone we love.
This book is beautifully illustrated. Even if you are not ready to read the words shared in the book, looking through the pictures will give you a feeling of peace.
Another thing I like about this book is the simple prayers and sayings that are beautifully highlighted. Again, if one isn’t ready to read it word for word, flipping through the pages looking at the illustrations and reading the prayers and sayings will you.
This would make a wonderful gift for someone who has recently lost someone. It would also be useful for pastoral care and lay members alike that may struggle with visiting those are dealing with the death of a loved one. Reading the words will enable us to encourage and frankly, it will remind us of things NOT to say to those hurting.
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