Item description for Tracks of a Fellow Struggler: Living and Growing through Grief by John R. Claypool...
Overview A pastor's personal experience with grief--his daughter's diagnosis of leukemia, her remission, and her death--led him to deliver these sermons, and will help anyone seeking God's comfort in difficult times. Reissue.
Publishers Description John Claypool had been a pastor for almost two decades, ministering to others who suffered through the loss of loved ones, when the loss came home with the death of his eight-year-old daughter. This book is the story of Claypool's own journey through the darkness, written through four sermons. The first was delivered just eleven days after his daughter's diagnosis of leukemia, the second after her first major relapse nine months later, and the third weeks after her death. The final sermon--a reflection on the process of grieving--was preached three years later. With more than a million copies sold, Tracks of a Fellow Struggler is once again available in a hardcover edition, perfect for gift-giving, or for anyone seeking God's comfort in difficult times to read and cherish.
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Studio: Morehouse Publishing
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 7.5" Weight: 0.42 lbs.
Release Date Aug 1, 2004
Publisher STL/FAITHWORKS #617
ISBN 0819221392 ISBN13 9780819221391
Reviews - What do customers think about Tracks of a Fellow Struggler: Living and Growing through Grief?
Hope Jan 16, 2007
We recently experienced the crushing feelings of extreme grief in the death of our 22year old son. Someone lent me this book because they had found solace and comfort in reading this book. They had also dealt with the death of a child. I found a lot of answers to help me deal with the grief and hopefully heal someday. The last two chapters helped me the most. They helped me find one of the elements that has been missing from my life in the past few months and that is "hope".
Best book on grief I ever read Jan 11, 2007
Mr Claypool used his own experiences of coming through the darkest night into the sunshine of a new day. Very easy to read and understand. I recommend it to anyone wanting to work through grief in a positive way.
Life is a gift Nov 29, 2006
Dr. Claypool's book has rescued more people from the depths of grief than any I can recommend. He lost his daughter and this book is four sermons he gave during her illness and then after her death from leukemia. Dr. Claypool himself died in 2005, so his teachings become that much more important to share. He leads the reader to understand that we are sad when we lose someone, but we are enriched by ever having known the person. His words truly are the light at the end of the tunnel -- for anyone who is lost in darkness. For yourself or for someone you care about -- read this book.
Claypool Review Nov 9, 2006
The book was sent to a friend. I am not able to review it since I will not be receiving it. Bryan Boatwright
So much help Oct 8, 2006
I lost my husband in November 2005,even as I write this it doesn't seem possible. I was given all the books on being a widow and all the platitudes about being in a better place,he's whole, he's happy....I didn't care, he wasn't here. Then I read this little book...John Claypool didn't need 200 pages to tell me what I needed to know...it was alright to question God, I didn't need to accept that this was "Gods Will"...I could question, I could yell at God but ultimately everything is a gift...Using Job as his example he led me from despair to a measure of peace...I still hurt, a lot, but I try to remember that my husband was a gift, and I'm better for having him in my life. Mr Claypool has a gift for saying a lot in a little space...he lost his daughter and speaks from experience...he showed up in my life at the right time....this book is for the care of your soul.....Mr Claypool is a gifted,interesting writer and I look forward to reading more....