Title: FreeFall: Holding Onto Faith When the Unthinkable Strikes
Author: Rhonda Robinson
Genre: Christian Living
Publisher: New Hope Publishers
Publishing Date: Jan 6, 2020
Length: 224 Pages
About the Book:
Life can change in an instant.
“He died at the scene.” “It’s malignant.” “I want a divorce.” Certain words, whether whispered or shouted, once uttered, severs us from the life we once knew. Such words can send us into a spiritual free fall, descending into a world we never wanted to enter.
Often times, words meant to comfort can feel empty. Hope seems out of our reach when loss, grief, and depression tries to smother our faith. FreeFall reminds us the God we serve gave us the tools to survive our darkest hours. Then equips us to hold onto our faith by laying out a clear course of action to regain purpose and meaning within a life we can’t imagine living.
Grief is such a difficult topic because everyone experiences it at some point but no one wants to talk about it. It comes in many forms and hits in various ways. We live in a world that’s always moving and stops for no one. There is no step-by-step guide to managing grief, and no two people handle it exactly the same. Depending on the circumstances (and the individual), grief may last for only a short while, or it may leave you feeling crippled for years. In today’s world there’s often a sense of pressure to get over whatever heartache holds you down and get back to normal life as soon as possible. There is almost a sense of guilt or failure if you’re not able to bounce back right away. But grief hurts, and the pain is real.
I appreciated this read because it validates the feelings of grief while encouraging those grieving to seek the Lord and and press into Him for healing and comfort. There is no magic pill or set time frame that will heal the wounds. It’s okay to allow ourselves to feel the pain to work through the grief. These are words I needed to hear myself. There was a lot of wisdom and comfort found within these pages.
This is a book everyone should read. Even if you’re not currently experiencing grief, you will at some point. It’s unavoidable in life. It can also help you support another friend or loved one if they are walking through it. I honestly can’t recommend this one enough.
*I received a copy of this book through JustRead Tours. Thoughts and opinions expressed are mine alone.