"Heaven Is for Real is the true story of a four-year old son of a small town Nebraska pastor who experienced heaven during emergency surgery. He talked about looking down to see the doctor operating and his dad praying in the waiting room. The family didn't know what to believe but soon the evidence was clear."
This was one the first books we both read after Lilly died, and is a must for anyone going through grief. It will give you a renewed Hope of heaven and bolster your faith.
"Loss came suddenly for Jerry Sittser. In an instant, a tragic car accident claimed three generations of his family: his mother, his wife, and his young daughter. While most of us will not experience such a catastrophic loss in our lifetime, all of us will taste it..."
One of the most powerful books we have read since losing Lilly. Mr. Sittser talks about sorrow as a result of not only losing someone you love but also as a result of illness, job displacement, or divorce. This book will meet you where you are in your grief and help to show you rays of hope through the darkness. Highly Recommended.
"...what was God’s involvement in this, and why did he let it happen? Why hasn’t God answered my prayers for a miracle? Can I expect God to protect me? Does God even care?"
The questions above are some that plagued us as we journeyed through grief. Nancy does a great job in this book of taking scripture and applying it to the questions we have. Why was always the biggest question for us and even though this book can't possibly speak for God as to why He let something happen. It can give you an insight as to what the Word says about His promises to us. Essential Read.
I Will Carry You
"In 2008, Angie Smith and her husband Todd (lead singer of the group Selah) learned through ultrasound that their fourth daughter had conditions making her “incompatible with life.” Advised to terminate the pregnancy, the Smiths chose instead to carry this child and allow room for a miracle. That miracle came the day they met Audrey Caroline and got the chance to love her for the precious two-and-a-half hours she lived on earth."