My Loss – God’s Promises
This book was written a year and a half after my best friend, my husband, passed away. I traveled a long way in that first year but still have a ways to go. This was written in the hopes that someone could be helped and led toward a healing from their own loss.
Greif can take us in so many different directions and so many ups and downs. There is not a direct line going from stage to stage in your grieving, because it is like a fingerprint, no two are alike. The best advise I can give, never give up, never give in and never belief that the healing and lessening of the hurt will not come. With Jesus, all things are possible.
I sent this book to two different places for reviews and comments. From their reviews I also did a second edit basically allowing space for you, the reader, to journal your own journey through grief so look on Amazon for the second edition. May God’s wonderful healing and mercy be yours.
This book was sent to the 28th Annual Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards for a juried review. Below are some of the comments.
What an inspirational book. It is so difficult to lose a loved one, especially one who is a best friend and dear companion. I liked how you took me each step of the way through the loss, the grief, and the slow road toward living again and healing. I enjoyed the Biblical verse at the beginning of each chapter, as well as the Confessions and Prayers at the end. Your writing style is easy to follow and understand. It’s compassionate and honest. I have a friend who lost her husband three years ago and is still struggling. I’ll be recommending your book to her to show her she can move on. It’s not easy, and the path is filled with pain, but as you demonstrate, life is a gift that should not be ignored because of loss.
The other place I sent the book to was to OWFI to be juried for the 2020 year. Below are a few comments from them.
Beginning/Ending Does the beginning start in a manner that will hook the reader/viewer and make them want to continue reading/watching? …does it have an emotional impact (whether good or bad)? Score: 10 Comments: DNR in chapter 1 – excellent hook 2. Language Is the language appropriate for the intended audience? Are word choices appropriate (i.e. fit the intended meaning and situation)? Is the language appropriate for the time and place? Score: 10 Comments: well done 4. Mechanics Is the piece well edited (does the author use correct grammar, spelling, punctuation, etc.)? Score: 10 Comments: well done 9. Information Is the information clear and helpful? Is the information presented in a logical manner? Score: 10 Comments: chronological format 10. Cover Does the cover art represent the work/genre well? Does the cover (including font, layout, and back matter when the cover is for a print book) look professional and well done? Score: 10 Comments: excellent front gives hints to reader back cover completes the details
Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to Him for God is our refuge.Psalm 62:8 NIV
Jesus, take the thoughts that are causing such pain, cover them with Your light and Your love, and let me see them through Your eyes, and feel them with Your heart.
Prayer from the book…
Humbly in Christ – Kathy Wrigley
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