Recovering from Losses in Life by H. Norman Wright, Grand Rapids, MI, Thomas Nelson May 1, 2006, 250 pages. Reviewed by Thomas C. Wilcox.
A Step-by-Step Guide to Helping People Through Grief & Other Losses
Recovering from Losses in Life, by H. Norman Wright, is a step-by-step guide to help people through losses, grieving, and recovery.
In it, Wright discusses both his personal and clinical experiences with going through grief and helping others through it as well. This is, in my opinion, one of the most gripping parts of the book when the author (Wright) pulls back the veil so to speak and shows how he had to work through this in his own life. Not only that, but Wright frequently points us back to Scripture and the person and work of Jesus Christ as our message of hope.
Wright does an excellent job at making the principles of this book clear, giving us a better understanding of where we need to grieve for losses that we overlooked or were told aren’t important by others and offering us hope for healing and a better life.
God truly can use everything that happens in our life to lead us back to Him and to grow us. Our losses are not an obstacle. Rather, they are an opportunity to experience God’s healing in our life. That is what I learned from this book!
I recommend this book to anyone who has encountered loss and wants to get in touch with their emotions and feel God’s healing at a deeper level.