A Chronicle of Grief

Finding Life After Traumatic Loss

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Pub Date 21 Jul 2020 | Archive Date 20 Aug 2020

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2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award - Grief/Grieving "Eva not breathing. Pray." That text message was Mel Lawrenz's entry into the harsh reality of losing his thirty-year-old daughter. Things would never be the same. How could he and his family cope with this devastating loss? In this narrative of grief, Pastor Mel Lawrenz chronicles how his family struggled to survive the sudden death of their beloved daughter. In raw, vivid episodes, he describes the immediacy of the pain and the uncertainty of what comes next. In the agony of traumatic loss, Lawrenz apprehends the realities of love and life and offers insights on how to navigate our life priorities before or after tragedy hits. You are not alone. You too can find a way forward.

2020 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award - Grief/Grieving "Eva not breathing. Pray." That text message was Mel Lawrenz's entry into the harsh reality of losing his...


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A heartfelt account of a father's healing after the unexpected death of his daughter. This book has an in-the-moment quality to it. Rather than feeling like the author is looking back from a distance, this story carries an immediacy that is captivating. It reads almost like a series of letters, referring to things that seem fresh and recent, raw and still tangled up inside the author's heart and mind. My favorite part is the epilogue, and his wise words about how different this process - healing - looks for trauma survivors. It can't be said often enough that this is not a one-size-fits-all process, and Lawrenz is both gentle and firm in how he holds this space for all of us. Thank you to NetGalley for giving me the chance to review this book in exchange for an honest review.

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