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Written in Tears: A Grieving Father's Journey Through Psalm 103

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When Luke Veldt’s thirteen-year-old daughter died suddenly in 2006, he questioned the faith he had known from childhood: “Is it all true? Is there a God? Is my daughter with Him?” Despite his doubts, Luke turned to the Bible for answers to his questions and comfort for his grief. In Psalm 103, which he read every day for a year, Luke discovered a kindred spirit in King Dav ...more
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Discovery House Publishers
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Chris Weston
This is a book for me to own and return to time and again. Luke Veldt lost his young daughter and in his grief, looked hard for comfort and answers. Some quotes:

"I hope. I believe. I know. I think. That hope is my anchor, the one certainty in an unsure world; it’s the huge gamble on which I’ve staked my life. Some days I’m as sure of it as I am of the ground I’m standing on. On other days, I wonder if I’m just trying to talk myself into something."

"Sometimes people of faith have a hard time rem
Anyone going thru a faith crisis, should read this book. Veldt lost a child and using Psalm 103 he and his family experienced God thru the struggles, the pain and the loss as they came to grips their faith in God. He learned more about God thru his times of sorrow than in times of joy. He warns in the start that this book is not about theology. However, in my opinion he used scripture and the lives of David, Job and Jacob in knowing the purpose of God. He also claimed that this would not take aw ...more
Bought this book for my mom thinking it would help her. I liked a lot of it, but it never quite hit the spot for me. Still, I passed it on to her when she was visiting last month hoping it will be even more meaningful for her.
Chapter 9 was worth the price of the book. I blog about it here: and here:
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