Pizza With Jesus (No Black Olives)
Finding Hope and Grace Amid Hardship & Grief
by P.J. Frick
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Pub Date 01 Nov 2017 | Archive Date 29 Nov 2017
From divorce, disease, death, job loss, natural disasters and more—every single one of us will suffer or have suffered tragedy, loss, adversity, and grief at some point in our lives. And, our responses are as unique as a fingerprint. The inspirational yet heart-wrenching journey chronicled in the new book, Pizza With Jesus (No Black Olives): Finding Hope and Grace Amid Hardship & Grief, by P.J. Frick (November 1, 2017), demonstrates that grief and loss does not follow a prescribed path or labeled steps. It’s not one size fits all.
Frick is no stranger to suffering and grief. She is a breast cancer survivor (since 2012). And, four years later, after almost 16 years of marriage and a brutal 14-month battle, she lost her beloved husband, David, to metastatic pancreatic and liver cancer. She has survived many types of grief in a very short period of time - lost family members (including many pets), job changes, moves, financial stress and more. Her inspirational memoir, Pizza With Jesus, chronicles her faith journey through compound losses, suffering and grief. Shared with her husband, David, their journey is a lesson in obedience, patience and trust in the Lord.
In a tone more personal than most grief-help books, Pizza With Jesus will make you laugh and cry…a lot. The book delivers a message of hope that there is life on the other side of grief, no matter how dark and lonesome it feels along the way. However, Pizza With Jesus is not just for the infirmed, it is a must-have resource for the 65 million family caregivers struggling to make peace with their role often frustrated from experiencing fear and unknown situations. It also offers tender renderings of how pets impact our lives and how losing them dims our light.
A Note From the Publisher
Author is available for interviews, blog tours, autographed tours, autographed book giveaways, contests, and book club discussions.
About the Author:
P.J. Frick has B.A. and M.A. degrees in English as well as a M.L.S. degree in Library Science. She is currently working on her PhD in Literacy and Special Education. She also is an avid pet rescuer who lives with her two beloved rescue dogs in North Carolina where she was born and raised.
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Average rating from 4 members
When you start reading this book, you will be amazed at how many losses P.J. suffered, from losing jobs, pets, moving, and other losses, to being diagnosed with breast cancer and finally having her dear husband David be diagnosed with terminal cancer and him being told he only has a year and a month to live! You will find comfort in how God sustained P.J. and her husband through their losses, and how their love for each other grew stronger through their trials, a must-read for anyone who is going through or has gone through loss and death!
Due to my recent bereavement, this book called out to me and the author’s journey gave me hope. I will be mentioning it to my family.