"Gary Roe is no stranger to grief. In Comfort for Grieving Hearts, he captures the silent anguish of the grieving and provides practical understanding and insight for how to deal with grief. I found myself saying, 'YES, YES, YES!' with every page. If you find yourself in the midst of grief, this is a must read to help make sense of it all." -Dr. Troy Allen, Pastor
"Healing from the loss of a loved one is hard work. To do it well, we need to engage the bereavement challenge every day. In Comfort for Grieving Hearts, Gary guides the reader through the healing process with a daily dose of honesty, courage, compassion and love." -Dr. Craig Borchardt, President / CEO, Hospice Brazos Valley
"If you're struggling with the loss of a loved one, be encouraged. Gary's new book, Comfort for Grieving Hearts, walks you through the process of emotional healing.You'll find hope, healing, and help filtering your feelings." -Dr. Charles W. Page,MD
"From the first words on the first pages, I knew that this book was going to be different. This isn't just a book about grieving. It's about me. How am I going to heal? Where is my hope? Gary is speaking directly into my soul. Every page tells me that it's somehow going to be okay." - Scott Marlow, Journey Church
"In Comfort for Grieving Hearts, Gary masterfully describes the tapestry of emotion experienced by persons affected by loss. His connection to the reader is demonstrated through sharing his own journey of loss and healing. I share his books with clients and friends with great confidence." - Carrie Andree, Licensed Professional Counselor
"Gary Roe seems to have the ability to put into words exactly what my heart felt. His writings are full of truth and healing. Thank you, Gary, for using your personal pain to help others on their grief journey." - Page Bratcher, Grief and Divorce Recovery Coach
From the Author
Let's be honest. We don't need another book full of lengthy chapters, heady language, and shallow pieces of advice. What we need are companions - people like us. We need other hurting, grieving hearts who understand and will walk with us. This helps us feel safe and gives us hope.
I've created one of those traveling companions in the pages of this book. I've called this new friend The Grieving Heart. Each chapter begins with the Grieving Heart speaking, sharing what they are feeling, thinking, and going through. Your heart will be touched. You'll know that someone "gets it."
My goal is to meet you in your pain and walk with you there. As we journey together, our hearts will somehow begin to feel understood and safe. And as we experience a sense of safety, our hope will rise, and we will begin to heal.
Let me be clear - I do not have all this figured out. I am a fellow struggler with you. Daily I deal with the repercussions of the deep losses I've experienced. I heal by putting my grief to work and serving others. This book is part of that.
We need comfort. We need safety, hope, and healing. We need companions. We need each other.
Read on, and lean into the comfort, safety, hope, and healing in the pages ahead.