--Cecil Murphey, New York Times bestselling author of more than 130 books, including Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story and 90 Minutes in Heaven.
"This book gives immense hope to the grieving heart and those who want to help. The author's simple,straightforward, and practical approach is refreshing and healing. I recommend it highly."
-Paul Casale, Licensed Professional Counselor/Marriage & Family Therapist
"Another masterpiece for the bereavement library. This book is a must read for those who authentically want to assist and support those around us who are grieving."
-Dr. Craig Borchardt, President/CEO Hospice Brazos Valley
"If you've ever wondered how to help a friend who's grieving, Gary Roe has the answer. With comforting and practical words,Gary provides solid counsel for those who want to help the hurting but may not know how. He gives readers insight into grieving hearts and how we can support them in their time of need."
- Troy Allen, Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, CollegeStation
"Gary touches on a subject many people seem uncomfortable addressing for fear of hurting the grieving person more deeply. Please Be Patient, I'm Grieving succinctly explains the grieving heart's thoughts and needs. Thanks for this 'how to' Gary!"
- Carrie Andree, Licensed Professional Counselor
"Finally...a book for the grieving and those close to someone grieving! As a hospice social worker, this is a fantastic resource for patients and families. As someone who personally knows loss, this book provides great comfort. I could not recommend these words more!"
- Kim Dafferner, author, Hospice Social Worker
About the Author
A former college minister, missionary in Japan, entrepreneur in Hawaii, and pastor in Texas and Washington, he now serves as a writer, speaker, and chaplain with Hospice Brazos Valley in central Texas.
In addition to Please Be Patient, I’m Grieving, Gary is the author of four books, including the award-winning bestseller Heartbroken: Healing from the Loss of a Spouse. He is also the author of Surviving the Holidays Without You and the co-author (with New York Times Bestseller Cecil Murphey) of Not Quite Healed and Saying Goodbye. Gary has been featured on Focus on the Family and CBN, and has more than 300 grief-related articles in print. He is a popular speaker at a wide variety of venues.
Gary loves being a husband and father. He has seven adopted children, including three Colombian daughters. He enjoys swimming, hockey, corny jokes, and cool Hawaiian shirts. Gary and his wife Jen and family live in Texas. Visit him at www.garyroe.com and follow him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Pinterest.