This book has something for everyone. In its own way the book is a triumph of research and scholarship. The book does a masterful job of chronicling the author's grief and recovery, and it can serve as a guide to anyone undergoing a similar experience. Beyond that, the narrative thread in the book provides a captivating story for any reader.
--Leland Ryken, literary stylist for the English Standard Version of the Bible
Many of Luke's words could have been my own. As I read the account of his daughter Allison's death, I relived my own experience in the death of our Stephenie. It is such a comfort to know, as Luke and Jodi experienced, that God's promises are true. Luke's book is filled with reminders of God's faithfulness to His children. It was a huge blessing to me and I believe that it will be an encouragement and comfort to others who have experienced a devastating loss.
, co-author with husband, Steve, of Walking His Trail
Luke Veldt strikes a down-to-earth, throughly honest, thoroughly biblical chord. There's no pretending that the loss of a teen-age daughter is anything but painful and, in the end, still mystifying. Not given to pat answers or glib ways to recover, Veldt lodges his torment in Psalm 103, which keeps his book from being shallow and maudlin. Movingly told, Veldt's story and his theology give solid guidance to the grieving.
, author of 10 Minutes a Day with Jesus
This book has been on my mind and heart since I read the first page.
--Tim Challies, author of The Next Story
This book is every bit as sensitive and insightful as C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed
. However, it gives you the added enrichment of the author's record of his pilgrimage in Psalm 103 as he and his family walked through the valley together. I have read scores of books on comforting the bereaved, and this one is outstanding. If you are grieving or seeking to comfort someone who is, join the Veldt family and discover what God and His Word can do for the broken-hearted. Every pastor and care-give must read this book!
--Warren W. Wiersbe
, author of Why Us? When Bad Things Happen to God's People
About the Author
Luke Veldt is a church-planting missionary in Pamplona, Spain. He and his wife, Jodi, have six children.