Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Review of Hope for an Aching Heart--

Uplifting Devotions for Widows by Margaret Nyman

While I am not a widow, I have experienced loss of a spouse through divorce.  There are many similarities.   Margaret Nyman never planned to be writing her book of devotions for widows when she married Nate.  They lived their busy lives, raising six children, and then relocating to downsize only to be hit with a bombshell:  CANCER!!!   Nate was diagnosed and only lived 42 days after his diagnosis with pancreatic cancer.     
Margaret has written beautiful, often painful, heart-wrenching devotions for widows and those grieving and those who are helping widows through their loss.   She uses scriptures and personal experiences to give comfort to those who are experiencing the loss of a beloved spouse.    She gives tips for how to adjust and shares things that were helpful to her and things that were not so helpful to her.   I think this book would be valuable for counselors, nurses, doctors, pastors, as well as widows and their families.  It will open the eyes to the hearts of those grieving around us.  
Margaret Nyman has a website with more comforting information:

I received a complementary copy of this book from netgalley and Discovery House Publishers in exchange for my honest review.   Thank you!

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