Cancer, Grief, and God (Groves)

I'm nearly finished reading an excellent book that honestly walks through the suffering of cancer while resting in the hope of God.  It's called Grief Undone and it was written by Elizabeth Groves whose husband, Alan, died from cancer in 2007.  As some of our readers may know, Alan Groves served in various departments at… Continue reading Cancer, Grief, and God (Groves)

The Sweet Bitterness of Grief

I mentioned this excellent book awhile back: A Grace Disguised by Jerry Sittser.  He wrote it after he lost his mother, wife, and daughter in a car accident.  On the topic of grief this book is one of the best.  Here’s a quote that got my attention in a big way: “The accident itself bewilders… Continue reading The Sweet Bitterness of Grief

Grief, Grace, and Growing

A friend from church recently told me about this book that has to do with grief: Jerry Sittser’s A Grace Disguised (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1995, 2004). This book is the outcome of Sittser’s deep, dark, emotional, and faith-filled fight with grief after he lost his mother, young daughter, and wife in a single car accident. … Continue reading Grief, Grace, and Growing

Keeping the Heart In Time of Adversity

In this great little book, Keeping the Heart, John Flavel (d. 1691) gives an exposition and application of Proverbs 4:23: “Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it are the issues of life.”  After explaining how “keeping the heart” means fighting sin and staying close to the Lord, Flavel applies the text to… Continue reading Keeping the Heart In Time of Adversity

Sorrow, Depression, and Christian Hope

I don't remember for certain, but I think I've mentioned this helpful book here before: Richard Winter, The Roots of Sorrow: Reflections on Depression and Hope (Westchester: Crossway Books, 1986).  Although it is a bit dated, I found it to be a very helpful resource on the topics of sorrow, melancholy,  depression, and other similar… Continue reading Sorrow, Depression, and Christian Hope