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When God & Grief Meet: True Stories of Comfort and Courage [Paperback]

By Lynn Eib (Author)
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From the author of "When God & Cancer Meet" comes the book needed by anyone grieving a major loss. Written in a heartfelt, hopeful style, this book contains warm insight and true stories illustrating the different ways of coping with grief.

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From the author of "When God & Cancer Meet" comes this powerful message for mourners. Each chapter contains inspiring real-life stories of grievers from all walks of life who have faced difficult losses. The focus of the stories is not the circumstances of how the loved ones died, but how those left behind are finding the strength to continue living without them. Written in the heartfelt, hopeful style for which Lynn Eib has become known, this book contains warm insights and true stories illustrating that God is close to the brokenhearted and can comfort and encourage those whose minds are filled with doubts and whose hearts are filled with grief.

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Studio: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
Pages   189
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.24" Width: 5.52" Height: 0.56"
Weight:   0.5 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Feb 1, 2009
Publisher   Tyndale House Publishers
ISBN  1414321740  
ISBN13  9781414321745  
UPC  031809121740  

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Help for the Hurting  Mar 11, 2010
I bought several copies of this book to give to members of our cancer support group, f.a.i.t.H.--facing an illness through Him. The true stories provide encouragement to those who lose a loved one to cancer--or any other disease. To know that these people lived through terrible loss and managed to go on with life, gives much needed hope to the grieving. Lynne Eib, once again, tackles a difficult topic with compassion and wisdom.
When God and Grief Meet  Sep 10, 2009
Perfect for : Personal reading, Gift for someone who is grieving

In a nutshell: Whether it has happened to us, or to someone we know, bad things do happen. They happen to all of us, regardless of how often we go to church or pray, and it is often hard to understand why God would allow these things to happen. This book may not answer all the questions you have about the grief you or someone you know may be experiencing, it will help you to find some comfort and hope for the future. It will also help you to feel that you are not alone in feeling the way you do, and that God really is there for you.

Extended Review: I can very vividly recall two events in my life, where even today I continually ask God why he let them happen. The pain and loss I have felt are profound. I'm not talking about misplacing a favorite memento from childhood, or getting a bad scrape. . . I'm talking about life-altering events that make me think back and wonder what on earth I did to deserve them. Yes, I know (and do firmly believe) that all things happen for a reason, and sometimes it takes a lifetime to understand why things happen - if we are that lucky!

In this book, Lynn Eib has done a wonderful job of providing gentle hope and comfort through the use of scriptures and real-life examples of people who have experienced loss and grief. Additionally, there is some comfort to be found in knowing that you are not alone in your grief and struggles, that others have been there before you, and are there with you now, and that God is here with you, even in your darkest moments when you need him the most.

Overall, what did I get from this book? Not all the answers to life as I had hoped (yes, I know, that is a pretty big expectation), but rather I got something completely different (after all, who wants to be a know-it-all) - I got a little bit of comfort, experienced a little bit of acceptance, and have a lot of hope that in time, I will be able to look back at the sad parts of life and be able to find joy and happiness in some of my memories.

Readability: This will vary for everyone, depending on their grief. I found that I could read right through some chapters very quickly, while I needed to put the book down and walk away and take a break during others. It is easy to read, but it should be read at your own pace.

Overall: A great book that has the ability to help the reader find some comfort and hope through inspirational scriptures and real-life stories.
Support Groups Grieve Also  Aug 9, 2009
My wife and I have the privilege of leading a cancer support group in our area. Our group has lost two individuals recently, and though all in the support group grieve, we were blessed by the presence of these two dear people for quite a while. God gave them to us for a time and then called them home. When we started our group, we had several months of stability and joy in sharing. God prepared us, gave us some experience, allowed us to come close to people and then showed us the reality of earthly loss. Yes we are blessed and still we grieve. Lynn's book can help people bridge the hurt and reveal the One who can comfort everyone who calls to Him.
When God and Grief Meet (Review)  Mar 31, 2009
When God and Grief Meet
True Stories of Comfort & Courage
Lynn Eib
Tyndale House Publishers
Genre: Non fiction/self help

Reviewed by Cindy Loven

Lynn Eib, a cancer survivor and a pastor's wife, and a Cancer Support Group and Grief Support Group leader, has led many support groups helping people to deal with their grief, as they deal with cancer and the loss of their loved ones. Lynn has compiled many stories of how families who have lost their loved ones continue on and handle their grief. She combines these stories, with Bible verses interspersed through out the chapters.
Fourteen chapters deal with the issues that grief brings us, some chapter titles include Feeling Your World Fall Apart, Preserving a Memory No One Can Steal, Surviving the Imperfect Storms, Throwing Rocks at God's Windows. These titles cover just a few of the chapters covered in this book. The end of the book closes out with a list of Grief books for adults, and kids, and also organizations, resources and websites you can turn to during your time of grieving.
As a parent who recently lost a teenage son, this book was a true blessing with the many words of comfort, compassion and wisdom. I give this book a 4 star rating. 189 pages
Wonderful book about dealing with grief and trusting God  Feb 6, 2009
When God and Grief Meet by Lynn Eib is a wonderful book about accepting and then moving past the grief after losing a loved one. When I ordered this book a few months ago, my uncle Howard had recently received a diagnosis of cancer that was bleak, but I hadn't even begun to process the grief of possibly losing him. The book arrived about three weeks ago, and as I started to read it, he was admitted into the hospital with all sorts of life-threatening problems that just kept snowballing. I know that God sent this book into my life at just the right time, because it has been an enormous help for me.Eib is a grief counselor, and she must be amazing at her job, because her book is filled with gentle wisdom and constant encouragement. She accepts every stage of grief without trying to rush through it and provides support for each. She includes several stories about people she has met through her counseling and the way they have learned to move through and grow from their grief. Each story is a blessing to the reader in that it provides hope that while grief never really completely goes away, it will diminish in time. Each chapter is packed with Scriptures to comfort the wounds of a loss. I wrote several of them down to keep with me. My uncle doesn't have much time left, so I will be passing my copy on to my family with the knowledge that it will bless them the way it has blessed me.

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