Review of Broken for Good: How Grief Awoke My Greatest Hopes
When I’m asked to review books, I’m always curious as to the type of book I’m being asked to read. As someone who has recently gone through a season of grief; my best friend lost her father, and one of my close friends died soon after, this book truly was delivered with perfect timing.
Right from the start, this book captivated my heart. The author writes about the death of her father and the grieving process she went through afterwards. As an odd coincidence, just like my best friend who recently lost her dad, she was one of three daughters, and her family had a connection to a lake house. My friend’s dad actually died at their lake house property.
This book is wonderfully written. Although a hard subject to write and or read about, Jones delivers it with such a beautiful flow. She made you feel as though you were sitting next to her, drinking a cup of coffee or tea while she told her story to you.
“I honestly began to believe that losing Dad had been instructive, a kind of trench-earned authority, enough to admit me into the hearts of other people – other young people who’d lost parents, sure, but really, even more broadly: to anyone who limped along, aching.” P 92
For anyone who has gone through grief, and haven’t we all, I highly recommend this book. Clinging tightly to God’s hand along the way, Jones will awaken your own faith, and help you understand that life is to be lived, cherished, and loved.
“And, maybe, yeah, the tears are part of the magic, too. They beckon; a good cry, and Dad is back. I don’t know how or why it works either, I say. Maybe they moisten and unstiffen the grief; they smooth things over, and a hard cry can even feel good.” ” 124
Book: Broken for Good
Author: Rebecca Rene Jones
Paperback: 224 pages
Publisher: FaithWords (April 5, 2016)
Available from Amazon and other book retailers.
I was given a complimentary copy of this book for review purposes. I was not asked to give a favorable review; all opinions are my own.