Thursday, February 5, 2015

Book Review in The Christian Chronicle for Getting Out of Bed in the Morning

I haven't posted here in a long time. This year, I vow to give this blog just as much attention as I give my Patchwork Quilt Blog. Which isn't terribly much, but better than I have been taking care of this one.

Below is a book review I found today and wanted to share it. Not only does John Dobbs review my devotional, but other grief and loss books, too. For the full article at The Christian Chronicle, go here.

Alice J. Wisler. Abilene, Texas: Leafwood Publishers, 2013. 176 pages. $13.99. Order your copy here.

~*~*~* REVIEW

For those who desire a daily companion to encourage them along the journey of grief, "Getting Out of Bed in the Morning: Reflections of Comfort in Heartache" by Alice J. Wisler is a good choice. Wisler, a well-known Christian novelist, writes 15 years after the loss of her 4-year-old son, Daniel, to cancer. This book is written as a daily devotional and is divided into sections that accompany one along the path of loss and sorrow.

Each of the 40 devotionals offers Scripture, encouragement and prayer. At the end of each chapter is a thought to consider during a daily walk. The devotions speak to various familiar aspects of grief in a gentle but helpful manner.

This could easily become the book that friends may keep on hand to give to those who suffer losses. It has an excellent message, is easily read and contains practical suggestions for each day that will be a blessing to those who have suffered losses. I look forward to sharing it with others.

~ JOHN DOBBS is preaching minister for the Forsythe Avenue Church of Christ in Monroe, La. He and his wife, Margaret, have two children, one of whom died in 2008 at the age of 18. Dobbs travels and presents a Bible-based seminar, “Getting Acquainted with Grief.” Contact him via his blog,, for more information.

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