Lament for a Son

Lament for a Son
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780802802941
ISBN 13: 080280294X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lament for a Son Book Review:

The author describes the progress of his grief from the shock of learning of his son's accidental death to his final resignation a year later

Lament for a Son

Lament for a Son
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 111
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9780281050949
ISBN 13: 0281050945
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Immortal Bird

Immortal Bird
Author: Doron Weber
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 358
Release: 2013-02-05
ISBN 10: 1451618077
ISBN 13: 9781451618075
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immortal Bird Book Review:

The father of the young actor best known for his performances in "Deadwood" describes his son's congenital heart defect, the young man's theatrical achievements, and the family's effort to find life-saving medical answers.

A Grief Observed

A Grief Observed
Author: C.S. Lewis
Publsiher: Faber & Faber
Total Pages: 64
Release: 2012-10-04
ISBN 10: 0571265790
ISBN 13: 9780571265794
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Observed Book Review:

A Grief Observed comprises the reflections of the great scholar and Christian on the death of his wife after only a few short years of marriage. Painfully honest in its dissection of his thoughts and feelings, this is a book that details his paralysing grief, bewilderment and sense of loss in simple and moving prose. Invaluable as an insight into the grieving process just as much as it is as an exploration of religious doubt, A Grief Observed will continue to offer its consoling insights to a huge range of readers, as it has for over fifty years. 'A classic of the genre, a literary answer to the pain of loss.' Robert McCrum

Life After the Death of My Son

Life After the Death of My Son
Author: Dennis L. Apple
Publsiher: Beacon Hill Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 2008
ISBN 10: 9780834123656
ISBN 13: 0834123657
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Life After the Death of My Son Book Review:

Shares a glimpse of the unspeakable pain, helplessness, frustration, and eventual healing that the author and his wife experienced since losing their son, offering comfort and connection to those walking similar paths. Original.

In This World of Wonders

In This World of Wonders
Author: Nicholas Wolterstorff
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 334
Release: 2019-01-16
ISBN 10: 1467452726
ISBN 13: 9781467452724
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

In This World of Wonders Book Review:

World-renowned Christian philosopher. Beloved professor. Author of the classic Lament for a Son. Nicholas Wolterstorff is all of these and more. His memoir, In This World of Wonders, opens a remarkable new window into the life and thought of this remarkable man. Written not as a complete life story but as a series of vignettes, Wolterstorff’s memoir moves from his humble beginnings in a tiny Minnesota village to his education at Calvin College and Harvard University, to his career of teaching philosophy and writing books, to the experiences that prompted some of his writing—particularly his witnessing South African apartheid and Palestinian oppression firsthand. In This World of Wonders is the story of a thoughtful and grateful Christian whose life has been shaped by many loves—love of philosophy, love of family, love of art and architecture, love of nature and gardening, and more. It’s a lovely, wonderful story.

Prophetic Lament

Prophetic Lament
Author: Soong-Chan Rah
Publsiher: InterVarsity Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-09-03
ISBN 10: 0830897615
ISBN 13: 9780830897612
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prophetic Lament Book Review:

The American church avoids lament. But lament is a missing, essential component of Christian faith. Soong-Chan Rah's prophetic exposition of the book of Lamentations provides a biblical and theological lens for examining the church's relationship with a suffering world. Hear the prophet's lament as the necessary corrective for Christianity's future.

My Last Lament

My Last Lament
Author: James William Brown
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-04-04
ISBN 10: 0399583416
ISBN 13: 9780399583414
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

My Last Lament Book Review:

A poignant and evocative novel of one Greek woman’s story of her own—and her nation’s—epic struggle in the aftermath of World War II. Aliki is one of the last of her kind, a lamenter who mourns and celebrates the passing of life. She is part of an evolving Greece, one moving steadily away from its rural traditions. To capture the fading folk art of lamenting, an American researcher asks Aliki to record her laments, but in response, Aliki sings her own story... It begins in a village in northeast Greece, where Aliki witnesses the occupying Nazi soldiers execute her father for stealing squash. Taken in by her friend Takis’s mother, Aliki is joined by a Jewish refugee and her son, Stelios. When the village is torched and its people massacred, Aliki, Takis and Stelios are able to escape just as the war is ending. Fleeing across the chaotic landscape of a postwar Greece, the three become a makeshift family. They’re bound by friendship and grief, but torn apart by betrayal, madness and heartbreak. Through Aliki’s powerful voice, an unforgettable one that blends light and dark with wry humor, My Last Lament delivers a fitting eulogy to a way of life and provides a vivid portrait of a timeless Greek woman, whose story of love and loss is an eternal one.

Foreskin s Lament

Foreskin s Lament
Author: Shalom Auslander
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2007-10-04
ISBN 10: 1101217634
ISBN 13: 9781101217634
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Foreskin s Lament Book Review:

A New York Times Notable Book, and a “chaotic, laugh riot” (San Francisco Chronicle) of a memoir. Shalom Auslander was raised with a terrified respect for God. Even as he grew up and was estranged from his community, his religion and its traditions, he could not find the path to a life where he didn’t struggle daily with the fear of God’s formidable wrath. Foreskin’s Lament reveals Auslander’s “painfully, cripplingly, incurably, miserably religious” youth in a strict, socially isolated Orthodox Jewish community, and recounts his rebellion and efforts to make a new life apart from it. His combination of unrelenting humor and anger renders a rich and fascinating portrait of a man grappling with his faith and family.

The Mobster s Lament

The Mobster s Lament
Author: Ray Celestin
Publsiher: Pan Macmillan
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2019-03-21
ISBN 10: 1509838953
ISBN 13: 9781509838950
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mobster s Lament Book Review:

From the bestselling author of The Axeman's Jazz, Ray Celestin's gripping third book, The Mobster's Lament, follows a gangster's last chance to escape the clutches of New York's mafia families, but as a blizzard descends on NYC, a ruthless serial killer is tracking his every move. New York, 1947. Mob fixer Gabriel Leveson’s plans to flee the city are put on hold when he is tasked with tracking down stolen mob money by ‘the boss of all bosses’, Frank Costello. But while he's busy looking, he doesn't notice who's watching him . . . Meanwhile, Private Investigator Ida Young and her old partner, Michael Talbot, must prove the innocence of Talbot’s son Tom, who has been accused of the brutal murders of four people in a Harlem flophouse. With all the evidence pointing towards him, their only chance of exoneration is to find the killer themselves. Whilst across town, Ida’s childhood friend, Louis Armstrong, is on the brink of bankruptcy, when a promoter approaches him with a strange offer to reignite his career . . . Both a gripping neo-noir crime novel and a vivid, panoramic portrait of New York, The Mobster's Lament takes you to the heart of a city where the Mob has risen to the height of its powers . . .

The Louder Song

The Louder Song
Author: Aubrey Sampson
Publsiher: NavPress
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2019-02-05
ISBN 10: 1631469037
ISBN 13: 9781631469039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Louder Song Book Review:

Lament helps us hear God’s louder song. When you’re in the midst of suffering, you want answers for the unanswerable, resolutions to the unresolvable. You want to tie up pain in a pretty little package and hide it under the bed, taking it out only when you feel strong enough to face it. But grief won’t be contained. Grief disobeys. Grief explodes. In one breath, you may be able to say that God’s got this and all will be well. In the next, you might descend into fatalism. No pretending. Here, you are raw before God, an open wound. There is a pathway through this suffering. It’s not easy, but God will use it to lead you toward healing. This path is called lament. Lament leads us between the Already and the Not Yet. Lament minds the gap between current hopelessness and coming hope. Lament anticipates new creation but also acknowledges the painful reality of now. Lament recognizes the existence of evil and suffering—without any sugarcoating—while simultaneously declaring that suffering will not have the final say. In the midst of your darkest times, you will discover that lament leads you back to a place of hope—not because lamenting does anything magical, but because God sings a louder song than suffering ever could, a song of renewal and restoration.

Out of a Far Country

Out of a Far Country
Author: Christopher Yuan,Angela Yuan
Publsiher: WaterBrook Press
Total Pages: 222
Release: 2011
ISBN 10: 0307729354
ISBN 13: 9780307729354
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of a Far Country Book Review:

Coming Out, Then Coming Home Christopher Yuan, the son of Chinese immigrants, discovered at an early age that he was different. He was attracted to other boys. As he grew into adulthood, his mother, Angela, hoped to control the situation. Instead, she found that her son and her life were spiraling out of control—and her own personal demons were determined to defeat her. Years of heartbreak, confusion, and prayer followed before the Yuans found a place of complete surrender, which is God's desire for all families. Their amazing story, told from the perspectives of both mother and son, offers hope for anyone affected by homosexuality. God calls all who are lost to come home to him. Casting a compelling vision for holy sexuality, Out of a Far Country speaks to prodigals, parents of prodigals, and those wanting to minister to the gay community. “But while he was still a long way off, his father saw him and felt compassion, and ran and embraced him and kissed him.” - Luke 15:20 Includes a discussion guide for personal reflection and group use.

A Brave Lament

A Brave Lament
Author: Christy Bauman,Andrew Bauman
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 127
Release: 2018-02-23
ISBN 10: 9781980344711
ISBN 13: 198034471X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Brave Lament Book Review:

A Brave Lament encourages the scandalous invitation into the belly of grief. Pain matters and is the doorway to knowing God more fully. With heart-wrenching grief assessable through poetic writings, hope is found in the most unlikely place, in the pain itself. This book undertakes the enormous task of stepping into our own heartache with the tragic loss of our son, Jackson Brave Bauman while inviting the reader into their own stories of sorrow for the sake of collectively healing our wounds. The following pages have sustained us; these words have been bread and water to our soul may they be the same to you. -Andrew & Christy

Love and Lament

Love and Lament
Author: John Milliken Thompson
Publsiher: Other Press, LLC
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2013-08-06
ISBN 10: 1590515889
ISBN 13: 9781590515884
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Love and Lament Book Review:

A dauntless heroine coming of age at the turn of the twentieth century confronts the hazards of patriarchy and prejudice, and discovers the unexpected opportunities of World War I Set in rural North Carolina between the Civil War and the Great War, Love and Lament chronicles the hardships and misfortunes of the Hartsoe family. Mary Bet, the youngest of nine children, was born the same year that the first railroad arrived in their county. As she matures, against the backdrop of Reconstruction and rapid industrialization, she must learn to deal with the deaths of her mother and siblings, a deaf and damaged older brother, and her father’s growing insanity and rejection of God. In the rich tradition of Southern gothic literature, John Milliken Thompson transports the reader back in time through brilliant characterizations and historical details, to explore what it means to be a woman charting her own destiny in a rapidly evolving world dominated by men.

The Weaver s Lament

The Weaver s Lament
Author: Elizabeth Haydon
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2016-06-21
ISBN 10: 1429949228
ISBN 13: 9781429949224
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Weaver s Lament Book Review:

Acclaimed author Elizabeth Haydon returns with a heartbreaking tale of love and valor in The Weaver’s Lament, the ninth and final installment of her USA Today bestselling Symphony of Ages series that began with Rhapsody. For a thousand years, the lands ruled by the Cymrian Alliance have been at peace. When the brutal death of a dear friend catapults the kingdom to the brink of civil war, Rhapsody finds herself in an impossible situation: forced to choose between her beloved husband, Ashe, and her two oldest friends, Grunthor and Achmed. Choosing her husband will mean the death of thousands of innocents. Siding against him will cost Rhapsody the other half of her soul, both in this life and the next. In The Weaver's Lament, the lines between the past and future are irrevocably blurred, and the strength of true love is tested in unthinkable ways. Bestselling author Elizabeth Haydon has delivered a spectacular conclusion to the Symphony of Ages. "A full-scale tale of warfare and political intrigue that high-fantasy fans will enjoy. Fans of the series will be satisfied, and newcomers will find themselves welcome." —Booklist on The Hollow Queen At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Rachel s Cry

Rachel s Cry
Author: Kathleen D. Billman,Daniel L. Migliore
Publsiher: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2007-10-01
ISBN 10: 1556356293
ISBN 13: 9781556356292
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rachel s Cry Book Review:

""Modern theology needs the rediscovery of the category of consolation. This book is rich of consolations because it takes the cry of lament seriously."" --Jurgen Moltmann ""A timely, accessible, and valuable book. The recovery of the biblical traditions of loss and hurt is intrinsically worth doing, more worth doing in an increasingly disestablished society."" --Walter Brueggemann, Columbia Theological Seminary, Emeritus ""This cross-disciplinary collaboration is . . . poignant and compelling testimony to the personal and communal power of lament and its importance to the practice of ministry. This book is the one that I have been waiting for."" --Christie Cozad Neuger, Brite Divinity School ""Few books in the literature of lament have drawn together so much material from the biblical, theological, and pastoral spheres as Rachel's Cry."" --Patrick D. Miller, Princeton Theological Seminary ""Honesty with God is the doorway to authentic hope and faith. . . . This is one of the most liberating books I have read in a long time."" --James Newton Poling, Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary ""This is the first book to bring scattered discussions together into one coherent whole . . . with deep Christian insight and conviction, with vivid examples, and with learning which is as gracefully communicated as it is broad and deep in its substance. I will be keeping it near at hand, so as to return to it often."" --Nicholas Wolterstorff, Yale University ""Rachel's Cry is not only a timely book, it is an urgently needed resource for people who long for a way to live with irrational suffering. Unless we recover the prayer of lament, we are in danger of being trapped in powerlessness, cynicism, and despair."" --Herbert Anderson, Catholic Theological Union, Emeritus ""I found it difficult to put this book down. Rachel's Cry convincingly argues that an authentic and empowering spirituality requires the language of lament and protest alongside praise and thanksgiving."" --Nancy J. Ramsay, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary Kathleen M. Billman is dean of academic affairs and professor of pastoral theology and counseling at Lutheran School of Theology in Chicago. Daniel L. Migliore is Charles Hodge Professor of Systematic Theology at Princeton Theological Seminary.

Rejoicing in Lament

Rejoicing in Lament
Author: J. Todd Billings
Publsiher: Brazos Press
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2015-02-10
ISBN 10: 1441222901
ISBN 13: 9781441222909
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rejoicing in Lament Book Review:

At the age of thirty-nine, Christian theologian Todd Billings was diagnosed with a rare form of incurable cancer. In the wake of that diagnosis, he began grappling with the hard theological questions we face in the midst of crisis: Why me? Why now? Where is God in all of this? This eloquently written book shares Billings's journey, struggle, and reflections on providence, lament, and life in Christ in light of his illness, moving beyond pat answers toward hope in God's promises. Theologically robust yet eminently practical, it engages the open questions, areas of mystery, and times of disorientation in the Christian life. Billings offers concrete examples through autobiography, cultural commentary, and stories from others, showing how our human stories of joy and grief can be incorporated into the larger biblical story of God's saving work in Christ.

Mother to Mother

Mother to Mother
Author: Sindiwe Magona
Publsiher: Beacon Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-09-02
ISBN 10: 0807009970
ISBN 13: 9780807009970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mother to Mother Book Review:

Sindiwe Magona's novel Mother to Mother explores the South African legacy of apartheid through the lens of a woman who remembers a life marked by oppression and injustice. Magona decided to write this novel when she discovered that Fulbright Scholar Amy Biehl, who had been killed while working to organize the nation's first ever democratic elections in 1993, died just a few yards away from her own permanent residence in Guguletu, Capetown. She then learned that one of the boys held responsible for the killing was in fact her neighbor's son. Magona began to imagine how easily it might have been her own son caught up in the wave of violence that day. The book is based on this real-life incident, and takes the form of an epistle to Amy Biehl's mother. The murderer's mother, Mandisi, writes about her life, the life of her child, and the colonized society that not only allowed, but perpetuated violence against women and impoverished black South Africans under the reign of apartheid. The result is not an apology for the murder, but a beautifully written exploration of the society that bred such violence.

Paddy s Lament Ireland 1846 1847

Paddy s Lament  Ireland 1846 1847
Author: Thomas Gallagher
Publsiher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Total Pages: 345
Release: 1987
ISBN 10: 9780156707008
ISBN 13: 0156707004
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Paddy s Lament Ireland 1846 1847 Book Review:

A shocking account of the great famine in Ireland, which sheds light on a bitter hatred for England that continues there today.

A Grief Unveiled

A Grief Unveiled
Author: Gregory Floyd
Publsiher: Paraclete Press (MA)
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2012
ISBN 10: 9781612612393
ISBN 13: 1612612393
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Grief Unveiled Book Review:

Gregory Floyd's autobiographical journey through grief after the tragic death of his youngest son - a story of profound hope and healing