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Tracks of a Fellow Struggler

4.35  ·  Rating Details  ·  68 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
John Claypool had been a pastor for almost two decades, ministering to others who suffered through the loss of loved ones, when the loss came home with the death of his eight-year-old daughter. This book is the story of Claypool's own journey through the darkness, written through four sermons. The first was delivered just eleven days after his daughter's diagnosis of leuke ...more
Paperback, 98 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Morehouse Publishing (first published May 1st 1995)
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Chris Thom
Jan 19, 2013 Chris Thom rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: awful-books
After my first child was born with multiple birth defects, a priest recommended that I read this book to help me deal with my grief. It is a collection of sermons written by John Claypool during the time his daughter’s painful illness and drawn out death. While I related intimately with Claypool, as his suffering was so similar to my own, I found that his sermons did me more harm than good. Reading them actually made me sick to my stomach and I waited patiently as I continued to read to find som ...more
George Vaughn
Dec 13, 2014 George Vaughn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"to be angry because a gift has been taken away is to miss the whole point of life. gratitude and humility rather than resentment should characterized our handling of the objects of life."
Well said. Very good book on grief.
Jul 03, 2012 Matt rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
A collection of four of Claypool's sermons as he journeyed through the shock and grief of his young daughter's illness and death. It can be helpful for one journeying through sadness and loss, especially the third sermon which seems to offer the fullest perspective of his journey.
Feb 19, 2010 Milton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Re-read this old classic on grief for a Christmas Memorial Service. Great for anyone struggling with grief and loss. Worth buying a few copies to give away to mourners.
Natalie Long
Honest, grounded portrayal of spiritual searching (from Christian perspective) through profoud grief - the loss of a child.
Lucy Thrasher
Apr 09, 2013 Lucy Thrasher rated it it was amazing
The most helpful guide through the grief following the death of my daughter. Honest, practical and beautiful.
Bethany Bear
One of the texts in my Literary Responses to Evil class with Dr. Greg Garrett.
Feb 15, 2008 Lloyd rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Best book I've read on handling loss. Very short, very powerful.
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