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Finding Hope in Times of Grief
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Release Date: March 2011
Print Length: 192
ISBN: 978-0-7369-4045-0

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.

Meet the authors

Preston Parrish

Preston Parrish

Preston Parrish has served in key leadership roles with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA) and other evangelical ministries for three decades and is an ordained minister. He and his wife, Glenda, have four children and reside in North Carolina.

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Glenda Parrish

Glenda Parrish

Glenda Parrish is a homemaker, Bible teacher, and writer of Bible study curriculum. The Parrishes have been married for over three decades and live in North Carolina.

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A Word from the Author

“When sorrow hits us and throws our lives into anguished upheaval, the pressing question becomes: how do we deal with it? In the course of dealing with our own personal sorrow, we have walked through many hard moments and difficult days. In one sense, it would have been easier just to leave things there and keep our experience to ourselves. We have, however, looked into too many weeping eyes and heard too many pained cries—some loud and wailing, some barely audible yet nonetheless impassioned—to do so.

“Our sense is that many more need some of the insights that have come to us, not just from theory, but through facing cold, hard reality. For such dear people, we felt we had to speak more fully about what—and ultimately, whom—we have encountered in our grief. So, in an effort to connect with our fellow travelers on this tough road, we have written this book. We pray it will be helpful to you, or to someone you know.”
Preston and Glenda Parrish, authors of Finding Hope in Times of Grief

Editorial Reviews

“Though grief is a difficult topic, the authors handle it delicately with a sprinkle of humor and a dash of hope. If you know someone who is going through the loss of a loved one, you should buy them a copy of this book.”

“I found this book an interesting and encouraging read. It will be a great comfort in helping help others in their time of grief... it will bring hope and the love of the Father. This book would make a meaningful gift to someone who has recently gone through a loss.”

“…it would be a shame to miss the wisdom and comfort that Finding Hope in Times of Grief brings. Perhaps the best person to read the book, is one who isn’t grieving at all – so they can learn how to do it when the time comes.”

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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

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