About the Book
Book: Good Grief
Author: Sue Borrows LaRue
Genre: Religion/Christian Life/ Death, Grief, Bereavement
Release Date: August 13, 2019
NOTE: I WAS GIVEN A COPY OF THIS BOOK BY THE AUTHOR. ALL OPINIONS EXPRESSED ARE MY OWN. LINKS IN THIS POST MAY BE AFFILIATE LINKS.
This is a true story of love, loss and new life. Suzie Borrows battled for her husband’s life praying for a miracle. God answered her, but not in the way she imagined. He had a plan that exceeded her dreams, and through undeniable revelations His purpose became her purpose.
Some books I choose to review because the subject appeals to me. Good Grief didn’t appeal all that much. I don’t necessarily like to read books that have to do with loss and grief; my own experience with that is still fairly fresh and raw and I don’t enjoy reading stories that trigger those feelings. However, when Celebrate Lit was asking for more reviewers for this tour, I decided to sign up. It turned out to be an inspirational book!
Life was great for Daryle and Suzie Borrows. Everything was going well for them in their marriage, their work, and their family, and they were happy. Then one day, Daryle suddenly began experiencing strange symptoms. What was going on? Soon they received the unwelcome diagnosis of a brain tumor. Then they began the battle for Daryle’s life—but he died a year later, leaving Suzie paralyzed with her grief.
During the next few years, Suzie learned how to walk with Jesus as her heavenly husband. She learned to talk to God about the things she needed, and to ask for His help with them. Little by little, she discovered what God wanted her to do with the things He was teaching her.
This is a great story about a woman learning to rely on God for everything. It is a great story about how God cares for His people and plans everything in our lives—even the hard things. I am glad I read it, and recommend it for people who like to hear other’s testimonies of how God worked in their lives. In closing, one quote that really stood out to me was from Chapter 10: “I made a concious decision that I needed to change. I began to meditate on the positive things.” This is such a good point to remember—think about the things we have to be thankful for, rather than wallow in the negatives!
About the Author:
Suzie moved from N. Ireland to America as a child, accepted Jesus at 11, married the preacher’s son at 18, had two children, and a loving marriage for 32 years. Nothing she had experienced prepared her for the devastation she would face. She depended completely on God for comfort and direction. Which led her to begin a widows group, Boston radio show, www.sueborrows.com and www.YouTube.com/WidowsWednesday Suzie now lives in Westport, MA with her husband Bruce.
More From Sue:
What do you do when writing a book was never on your radar? Answer, you write it in tune with the Holy Spirit in three weeks! An amazing hand-written letter from God, original poetry, and prophetic words from the Lord delivered to my doorstep and so much more! You are never alone when you are hurting or grieving and if you allow Him, God will be undeniably present and you will know His heart for you.
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