Subtitled “How to Find Hope When You’re Hurting,” the book provides real, raw, honest and hopeful conversation about suffering, loss and grief from a Christian perspective.
The author is a seminary graduate as well as a trained counselor and educator, and the text of this 114-page gift-sized hardback reflects a solid underpinning of biblical truth and Trinitarian theology to its practical advice and keen insights. The book is endorsed by GriefShare , an organization which conducts Christ-centered grief support groups in thousands of communities.
The author, Robert Kellemen, served more than a dozen years as chair of the Master of Arts in Christian Counseling and Discipleship department at Capital Bible Seminary , where he is now professor-at-large. In his three pastoral ministries, Kellemen has ministered to hundreds of grieving parishioners. He is also founder and CEO of RPM Ministries.
Grief is an experience that one out of every one person will face. Unfortunately, the more people we love the more times we will experience significant grief. In the midst of the pain we often ask “To love or not to love?” and are tempted to consider not loving as the better option.
Robert Kellemen has written an excellent book to guide us through this difficult (and often repetitive) season of life. The quality is good enough to warrant an endorsement from Grief Share. There are three aspects of the book that I would like to highlight in this post.
Anyone who has experienced loss will benefit from reading and working through this gift-sized book. Bob breaks free from the standard Kubler-Ross methodology of grieving and instead takes the reader on a spiritual journey designed to help the hurting soul find healing, rest, and restoration of joy to the heart through chapters…(Click to read the complete review.)
Dr. Kellemen does a superb job explaining what grief is, the stages of grief, the importance of journeying into the pain of grief and the power of allowing God to join you on the journey. Simply reading the chapter titles captivated and motivated me so intently I could not put this book down. Consider them… The Way of Suffering, Candor: Blessed Are Those Who Mourn, Complaint: A Lament for Your Loss, Cry: I Surrender All, Comfort: God Comes, Waiting: When God Says “Not Yet”, Wailing: Pregnant With Hope, Weaving: Spiritual Mathematics, and Worshiping: Finding God. (Click to read the complete review.)
114-page gift-sized hardback