As the smoke clears after the massive loss our church has experienced this past week, I am beginning to assess some helpful materials for the benefit of our grieving young widow and congregation. This book by J.I. Packer, A Grief Sanctified is at the top of the list. Included in this book is an edited version of Richard Baxter’s moving tribute to his wife whom he lost after only 19 years of marriage. Baxter is typically known for his insightful writings about pastoral ministry like, The Reformed Pastor, but fewer realize the faithfulness of this man as a husband. After reading Baxter’s account of his beloved wife with additional insights from Packer himself, any Christian who has experienced such life altering loss will learn how to better grieve with hope.
You can find it on sale here.
Any other suggestions for those grieving a sudden loss?