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God in the Dark: Through Grief and Beyond

4.31 of 5 stars 4.31  ·  rating details  ·  26 ratings  ·  4 reviews
Reprint. Originally published: Grand Rapids, Mich.: Broadmoor Books, c1989.
Paperback, 268 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Regent College Publishing (first published December 31st 1989)
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Mary Kenyon
This might not have been the wisest choice of book for someone who lost a spouse two years ago and a grandson last year because Luci's husband sounded so much like mine and the way he died was so similar to the way my grandson died. Then again, maybe it was the perfect book for me to read because the tears I shed as I read it were very cathartic. Luci writes beautifully of loss and the temporary dark period she went through as she watched her husband fight, and lose the battle with cancer.
I just finished this last night. I would recommend it to anyone struggling with loss, grief, depression, or doubts. Luci Shaw is honest and transparent about what it means to live as a Christian through seemingly unbearable pain and suffering. It made me weep.
This book is like weeping; it hurts to work through it, but feels like learning. The theme of waiting for God in a time of darkness or silence, is well developed, in an encouraging and affirming way.
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Luci Shaw is a poet, essayist, teacher and retreat leader. Born in England in 1928, she has lived in Australia and Canada and (since 1950) in the United States.

She is the author of a number of nonfiction books, including God in the Dark and Water My Soul. Her first book of poetry, Listen to the Green, was published in 1971. It was followed by several others, including Polishing the Petosky Stone,
More about Luci Shaw...
Friends for the Journey Breath for the Bones: Art, Imagination, and Spirit: Reflections on Creativity and Faith The Crime of Living Cautiously: Hearing God's Call to Adventure Accompanied by Angels: Poems of the Incarnation Polishing the Petoskey Stone: Selected Poems

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