Release Date: March 2011
Print Length: 192
Finding Hope in Times of Grief
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Preston and Glenda Parrish experienced the sudden death of their 25-year-old son, Nathan, in the same week that Preston’s father died. In Finding Hope in Times of Grief, the Parrishes candidly share their story and the struggles they faced, as well as how they found hope in Christ and in the pages of the Bible. Writing not from theory but from experience, the Parrishes come alongside others who grieve, pointing them to God’s all-sufficient grace, grace that is great enough to infuse even their worst moments with His comfort.
This book will help those who grieve to
- know God’s presence and peace in the midst of their suffering
- realize that hope still exists and can be known
- understand that their suffering can assume a place of purpose in their life and in the lives of others
Finding Hope in Times of Grief points readers to the surpassing hope we have in Christ and the comfort that comes ultimately from God Himself. This book will also help family members and friends better understand how to support those who grieve.
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“Preston and Glenda Parrish have walked the road of grief and in their pain have found hope. I highly recommend this book to anyone who has had an encounter with grief.”
—Gary Chapman, author of The Five Love Languages
“Preston and Glenda Parrish have lived through what no parent ever wants to experience—the loss of a child. The key is how they have “lived through” grief that had the potential of paralyzing the progress of life. Delve into the richness of God’s promises through their story of Finding Hope in Times of Grief.”
—Franklin Graham, President & CEO Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, Samaritan’s Purse
“I rejoiced reading their book and remembered vividly my own parallel experience of the darkest moments of despair and the hope found in the holy intimacy with God. May you be encouraged and filled with hope as you read this wonderful book.”
—Evelyn Husband Thompson, widow of Columbia Space Shuttle Commander, Rick Husband
“Preston and Glenda have personally found that HOPE in God’s faithfulness in their tragic loss really does exist and can be known in the midst of deep grief. Their honesty, transparency, faith and perseverance will bless, strengthen, encourage and help you during your hard moments and difficult days.”
—Joseph Northcut, Director of Church Ministries, GriefShare.org
"I can think of several families right now that I want to hand this book to. Preston and Glenda have shared so openly and honestly about their own tragedy and grief. In a word, this book is REAL. Real with the pain we feel when we lose someone we love. And real with the hope we have in the God of comfort."
—Matthew West, Grammy nominee and Dove Award winner, singer and songwriter
“This book is a blessing and consolation to anyone who has lost a child or a loved one. Their grief has become a blessing to others.”
—George Beverly Shea