Grief Undone is the story of a family’s journey through—and beyond—terminal cancer. For the Groves family, faith in God and an awareness of his care played a pivotal role as they faced Al’s death,processed their deep grief, and gradually moved forward. Without sugarcoating the pain of grief, the book offers hope and healing to all who are facing the shadow of death.
‘A lot of people write books about the loss of someone they love. Few are worth reading. This one is. Few combine honesty about the sorrow with insight into the Scripture. This one does. Few people face death holding both present sadness and future hope in their hearts at the same time. That’s what Al and Libbie Groves did. And it is a beautiful thing to behold through the pages of this book.’ Nancy Guthrie, Author of Hearing Jesus Speak into Your Sorrow
The first four pages in this books were comments of admiration for the great job Elizabeth Groves did in writing this book. I would have to agree. Some of the quotes were inside out look at a real working faith, soul food at the finest, and a honest and moving account of the joys and regrets of care of a husband with cancer. Both Elizabeth and her husband Al were teachers at the Westminster Theological Seminary. Elizabeth had 4 children ages 13 and up to 23 when Al died in 2007 of a malignant melanoma. The material in the book is drawn from materials on a blog that Al and Elizabeth kept on www.algroves.info 89 separate entries comprise this heartfelt book, each with a separate title and only 2 to 3 pages long. The reflections were poignant reflections of the moods, feelings and sentiments of all of the family members. I have read a lot of book on grief and this one is the absolutely best one I have ever read. Nothing but honest, pure thoughts and emotions. Not a lot of Bible verses but just the underlying thought that God is with you no matter what dark valleys you travel through and he will allow you to live each day and not worry about tomorrow if you let him. It is a love story of a marriage we all would wish to have, a living witness. One of the interesting passages in the book was an examination of Psalm 22 and 23. Often we look at Psalm 23 without reading Psalm 22 as part of the big picture. It was a truly beautiful book of a beautiful life and passage through death into life afterwards… Well done.
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