Grieving God’s Way: The Path to Lasting Hope and Healing By Margaret Brownley

The recent loss of my mom prompted me to read this book. The title caught my eye as there is in every situation, God’s way and the world’s way. In such a time of brokenness we are very vulnerable emotionally, mentally and even physically. With no direction it is easy to fall into the trap of wanting to just numb the pain ourselves, rather than allow God to heal us.
Ms. Brownley writes not only as someone that has been there , but also someone who truly cares. I could tell she understood the mind numbing, devastating feelings I was experiencing. She touched on areas that I was hurting, but couldn’t give them a name, little alone clear my mind to deal with them.
I am so glad I read this book! It is divided into 90 “Healing Days” and those are in four parts: Body, Soul, Heart, and Spirit. This made the book helpful in that grief involves all those areas but usually we just focus on our broken hearts. I liked the fact that the each day’s devotional was short. I wasn’t in a place to take in a lot of information at once. Otherwise it would be just something else to overwhelm me when just dealing with everyday life was too much.
The scripture references anchored me in the storm I was experiencing and helped me draw closer to God. They were just the ones I needed to comfort me and understand God’s love for me. At the end of each devotional there is a section called “Healing Ways” that actually gave me hands on ways to work through my grief. I found these very helpful!
Having this book was like having a very caring and understanding friend to walk by my side and help me through one of life’s most difficult times. This is a book you will want to keep for yourself and buy other copies to share with friends. Thank you Ms. Brownley for a truly wonderful and helpful book.


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