Beauty from Ashes: Readings for times of loss

Beauty from Ashes: Readings for times of loss

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'When my life seemed burnt to ashes, the last thing I could cope with was reading lengthy Bible passages, yet the Bible contains many verses which encourage and comfort people who are grappling with grief and loss. I began collecting these verses and sticking them all over my kitchen walls! My favourite verse reminded me that God could transform the ashes of my life into something new and beautiful. This book grew out my collection of 'kitchen verses' combined with some of the practical tips and helpful ideas, given to me at the time by others who know how it feels from personal experience'.

Title Beauty from Ashes: Readings for times of loss
Author Jennifer Rees Larcombe
Description

'When my life seemed burnt to ashes, the last thing I could cope with was reading lengthy Bible passages, yet the Bible contains many verses which encourage and comfort people who are grappling with grief and loss. I began collecting these verses and sticking them all over my kitchen walls! My favourite verse reminded me that God could transform the ashes of my life into something new and beautiful. This book grew out my collection of 'kitchen verses' combined with some of the practical tips and helpful ideas, given to me at the time by others who know how it feels from personal experience'.

This is a new edition of a BRF classic that has, over the years, helped and comforted many people walking the hard road of grieving. Forty readings offer gentle guidance and consolation, from the earliest stage of groping for God's presence to realising the beginnings of new life and hope.

The book has four sections: The early stages, Walking through question marks, Dealing with the Lurkers and The return of spring.

Details
  • Product code: 9781841017440
  • Published: 22 January 2010
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144
  • Dimensions: 130mm wide and 198mm high

'When my life seemed burnt to ashes, the last thing I could cope with was reading lengthy Bible passages, yet the Bible contains many verses which encourage and comfort people who are grappling with grief and loss. I began collecting these verses and sticking them all over my kitchen walls! My favourite verse reminded me that God could transform the ashes of my life into something new and beautiful. This book grew out my collection of 'kitchen verses' combined with some of the practical tips and helpful ideas, given to me at the time by others who know how it feels from personal experience'.

This is a new edition of a BRF classic that has, over the years, helped and comforted many people walking the hard road of grieving. Forty readings offer gentle guidance and consolation, from the earliest stage of groping for God's presence to realising the beginnings of new life and hope.

The book has four sections: The early stages, Walking through question marks, Dealing with the Lurkers and The return of spring.

Through many struggles of her own, Jen has developed an amazing capacity to get to the heart of the matter. I am sure this book will be invaluable to many hurting people.
Fiona Castle

Written out of pain, it will surely help others suffering the pain of any kind of loss. It could be a very practical gift to give to a hurting friend because it says more than we would ever dare, and points to the source of all comfort and love.
Northsound Radio

Jennifer Rees Larcombe runs a charity called Beauty from Ashes, which aims to help people facing loss and trauma. She has experienced several major losses herself, including the 'death' of a 30-year-old marriage. Jennifer has written many books and magazine articles, and is a regular contributor to Day by Day with God, Bible reading notes published by BRF.