When we have unresolved grief, we have unresolved emptiness in our lives, and a loss that can show itself in expressions of anger, compulsive hoarding, incessant talking, and such. We get stuck in the past.
Written pragmatically, I am caught up with how her heart and head dance around the pain she is experienced in the loss of her daughter.
Derksen’s daughter Candace was abducted on her way home from school and found dead in abandoned shack not far from her house in Winnipeg Canada.
Her account is very well written. Written with vulernability as she has journeyed through her grief and the reality of what happened to her family. Letting go of what hindered her to live life. To love her family and to find purpose once again. She describes how she reconciled God in the evil that happened as she learned what really happened to her daughter. A crisis faith when reality comes in like a train wreck.
Each chapter touches on what she had to let go and what she discovered about her faith. Her writing was poetic as she brought in Jesus as the Nazarene and pulling in a pragmatic way how the word healed her heart.
A Special Thank You to Zondervan and Netgalley for the ARC and the opportunity to post an honest review