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My Review of "The Alphabet of Grief"

Andrea Raynor's The Alphabet of Grief: Words to Help in Times of Sorrow is an important little book.  And has proven to be an important and timely one in my own personal life.  It's written for those navigating the process of grief.  Written in a warm, pastoral way that combines pastoral excellence with scriptural integrity, Raynor uses each letter of the alphabet to present a systematic way of coping with loss.  The stories are honest, the emotions are raw, and, at the end of it, you will emerge a stronger person because of the hope dispensed by Raynor's writing.   The author does an excellent job of using biblical stories and principles in a way that avoids platitudes, truisms, and other cliches and does not knock them over the reader's head.  I highly recommend this book for pastors and parishioners who are trying to understand mortality in the scope of eternity.  I received a free copy of this game from the Blogging for Books review program in exchange for my hones…